Archive for May, 2011

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May 31, 2011

Future Attribute Screening Technology

Posted on May 30, 2011

Straight out of Minority Report a new Homeland Security program would subject Americans to pre-crime interrogations and physiological scans to detect people who are intending to commit a terrorist act at sports stadiums, malls, airports and other public places has moved closer to being implemented after the FAST program passed its first round of testing at an undisclosed location in northeast US.

The system uses a computer program that studies physiological indicators of a person, such as heart rate and the steadiness of a person’s gaze, and then uses the data to make a judgment on whether that individual has “malintent”.

Minority Report Realized: Creepy Homeland Security Mobile ‘Malcontent Pre-Crime Screening System to Scan Americans At Large Events Passes First Round Of Testing

G Edward Griffin’s Unfiltered News Blog…….

May 31, 2011

There’s a Communist Living in the White House !!!

May 31, 2011

Victoria Jackson

VIPR ???

May 31, 2011

VIPR Teams Enhance Security at Major Local Transportation Facilities
News & Happenings
June 20, 2007

Officers from T. F. Green Airport (Providence,
R.I.) observe passengers boarding the Point
Judith to Block Island Ferry as a Coast Guard
petty officer and two TSA surface
transportation security inspectors look on.
Photo by Bob Thorne.

Following the Madrid train bombings, TSA stepped up its efforts to enhance security on rail and mass transit systems nationwide by creating and deploying Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response (VIPR) teams. Comprised of federal air marshals, surface transportation security inspectors, transportation security officers, behavior detection officers and explosives detection canine teams, VIPR teams over the past two years have augmented security at key transportation facilities in urban areas around the country, including New York City, Buffalo and Syracuse, N.Y., Los Angeles, Boston and Providence, R.I.

VIPR teams work with local security and law enforcement officials to supplement existing security resources, provide deterrent presence and detection capabilities, and introduce an element of unpredictability to disrupt potential terrorist planning activities.

Looking to expand the VIPR concept beyond the rail sector to other forms of mass transit, TSA has been reaching out to several high-volume ferry operators to provide additional security, particularly during the summer months when ridership is at its peak.

Just before Memorial Day 2007, VIPR teams were dispatched to the Point Judith (Block Island) Ferry Terminal in Rhode Island and the Cape May-Lewes Ferry in Cape May, N.J. Travelers taking the ferry to Martha’s Vineyard out of Woods Hole, Mass. this summer can also expect to see VIPR teams in and around the ferry terminal.

When asked about benefits of VIPR operations around highly-traveled transportation systems in the greater-Providence area, Joseph S. Salter, TSA’s federal security director for Rhode Island, said, “VIPR teams improve interagency communications and our ability to leverage resources quickly. Working closely with our transportation partners and law enforcement, we’re ensuring resources are deployed efficiently and in a complementary fashion, providing an effective first line of defense against terrorism.”

Police State ? Your Papers Please…..Checkpoint Charlie ………….. Amerika Gulag !!!

TSA Cavity Checks ???

May 31, 2011

Coming to Airports, Malls, Bus Stations, Train Stations, Highway Check Points, Sports Stadiums, Sidewalks, Schools, Hospitals, Neighborhoods & roving TSA VIPR Squads near you soon !!!

They searched the Mother’s private body parts and forced the Father and Children to watch……..sound familiar ???

Strip Search 13 Year Old in School ???

May 31, 2011

Court rules school officials acted properly in strip search

By Diane Saunders, Staff Writer
Published on Wednesday, September 26, 2007 5:19 PM MST

Safford Middle School officials did not violate the civil rights of a 13-year-old Safford girl when they forced her to disrobe and expose her breasts and pubic area four years ago while looking for a drug, according to the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling.

The justices voted 2-1 in favor of the Safford School District on Sept. 21. The decision upheld a federal district court’s summary judgement that Safford Middle School Vice Principal Kerry Wilson, school nurse Peggy Schwallier and administrative assistant Helen Romero did not violate the girl’s Fourth Amendment rights on Oct. 8, 2003, when they subjected her to a strip search in an effort to find Ibuprofen, an anti-inflammatory drug sold over the counter and in prescription strengths.

The Safford School District has since (in 2005) adopted a policy that states, “Disrobing of a student is overly instrusive for purposes of most student searches and is improper without express concurrence from school district counsel.”

The girl’s mother filed a federal law suit against the district and Middle School officials because they forced her daughter to strip down to her underwear then move her bra and panties in such a way that her breasts and pubic area were exposed. The mother also asserts that she was not notified of the impending search.

In the opinion written by Judge Richard Clifton, “Based on the information available to them, defendants (Safford School District, Wilson, Schwallier and Romero) had ‘reasonable grounds’ for suspecting that the search of (the girl’s) person would turn up evidence that (the girl) had violated or was violating either the law or the rules of the school.”

Clifton wrote that Wilson and the others had reasonable grounds for believing the girl had Ibuprofen based on conversations with two other students.

The other students said the girl possessed Ibuprofen and had distributed the drug to others, according to the court report.

Judge Richard R. Clifton, however, disagreed with Thomas and Judge Michael Daly Hawkins, and wrote the dissenting opinion.

“I disagree, however, with the assertion that the search of (the girl’s) person was reasonable in scope,” Clifton wrote. “It was unreasonable to force (the girl), a 13-year-old girl, to expose her breasts and public area to schools officials.”

Safford School District Superintendent Mark Tregaskes said school officials do not see the Appellate Court’s ruling as giving them the OK to strip search students when possession of over-the-counter drugs are suspected.

“That’s never been the case either before or after this decision,” Tregaskes said, adding that the term can be misleading.

He also said parents are usually notified, depending on the circumstances.

A school district policy, adopted in 2005, states, “School officials have the right to search and seize property, including school property temporarily assigned to students, when there is reason to believe that some material or matter detrimental to health, safety and welfare of the student(s) exists. Disrobing of a student is overly instrusive for purposes of most student searches and is improper without express concurrence from school district counsel.”

School district policies also state that students cannot possess or take over-the-counter drugs without the written consent of their parents. Over-the-counter drugs must be brought to the school in its original container and be administered by a school official, the policy states.

Under certain circumstances, however, students may administer medications to themselves if they provide written permission from their parents.

Student Strip Search Heads To High Court

Justices To Hear Case Of 13-Year-Old Ariz. Girl Who Underwent Invasive Search For Ibuprofen Pills

Thirteen-year-old Savana Redding, an eighth-grade honor student in Safford, Ariz., was strip-searched when a classmate who was found carrying ibuprofen pills tried to blame Savana as the source. (CBS)

13-Year-Old Strip Searched

The NCLU is suing a school for strip searching a 13-year-old girl. The Supreme Court will hear the case and their decision will set national precedent. Hattie Kauffman reports.
Stripping Students’ Rights?
McDonald’s Strip Search Victim Gets $6.1M
(CBS) The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear the case of a young Arizona honor student who was strip-searched in the eighth grade by school officials looking for ibuprofen pills.

Savana Redding and her mother have been fighting the Safford Unified School District in Safford, Ariz., since 2003.

That’s when Savana – then a 13-year-old honor student – was called to the principal’s office.

“Once they got me into my underwear I thought they would let me put my clothes back on,” she told CBS News correspondent Hattie Kauffman. “But then they told me to pull out my bra and shake it, and my underwear as well.”

When another student was found with ibuprofen pills, she blamed Savana. After a search of her backpack came up empty, the school nurse and a female secretary performed a strip search.

Kauffman asked Redding what she was thinking after the procedure.

“You know, I couldn’t think about going back to school,” she said. “I didn’t want to see those people ever again.”

The search didn’t turn up any drugs. The ACLU sued the district and will argue Savannah’s case before the Supreme Court.

“Child health experts are backing Savana in this case,” said ACLU attorney Adam Wolf. “They agree that a strip search of a child inflicts trauma similar in kind and degree to sexual abuse.”

School administrators said they have to be able to protect the entire student body from individuals who may bring drugs or guns to school.

“The search was done following all the necessary constitutional standards, and really with care that the student’s dignity was respected,” said Francisco Negron of the National School Boards Association.

Today, Savana (left) is in community college. It’s been six years since the search, but the memory of it still haunts her.

“I gave myself ulcers, bleeding ulcers, and I was always worried, mostly about going to school,” she said.

Her mother, April Redding, told Kauffman, “They changed my kid, and they need to understand what they took away from her.”

Last July the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a 2007 decision that the school district had not violated Savana’s constitutional rights, and held officials were not immune from her suit::
“We conclude that the school officials violated Savana’s Fourth Amendment right to be free from unreasonable search and seizure. The strip search of Savana was neither “justified at its inception, … nor, as a grossly intrusive search of a middle school girl to locate pills with the potency of two over-the-counter Advil capsules, reasonably related in scope to the circumstances giving rise to its initiation.”
The school district appealed the ruling to the Supreme Court, saying that the Ninth Circuit’s ruling “upsets the longstanding tradition of deferring to the judgment and expertise of school officials in highly discretionary matters. The result is an opinion wholly uninformed about a disturbing new trend – teens’ abuse of prescription and over-the-counter drugs.”

The Supreme Court granted certiorari in the case and will hear arguments on Tuesday.

Savana and her mother will be in attendance.

I Want Your Money !!!

May 31, 2011 – Obama – Reagan – Clinton –

Autopen Legal ?

May 28, 2011

Rep. Graves questions Obama’s autopen signing of Patriot Act extension

By Daniel Strauss – 05/27/11 11:17 AM ET
Rep. Tom Graves (R-Ga.) is questioning President Obama’s use of an autopen in signing an extension of the Patriot Act.

In a letter Friday, Graves asks Obama to confirm that he saw the law prior to its autopen signing.

“Mr. President, I write to request your confirmation that S. 990, as passed by Congress, was presented to you prior to the autopen signing, as well as a detailed, written explanation of your Constitutional authority to assign a surrogate the responsibility of signing bills passed into law,” Graves wrote.

Obama signed the bill into law late Thursday night. The autopen was used because the president was in France, meeting with G8 leaders, and the bill’s provisions expired at midnight.

Graves cited Article 1 Section 7 of the Constitution, which says that the president must sign a bill to approve it into law.

“Every bill which shall have passed the House of Representatives and the Senate, shall, before it become a law, be presented to the President of the United States; If he approve he shall sign it,” the article reads.
Read Graves’s letter below:


The Money Masters ?

May 28, 2011

Why We Fight ??

May 28, 2011

“Why we fight” is not the kind of documentarian to tell us the war in Iraq is a mess. His purpose is to show us how we got there. And he does it the hard way, with nothing up his sleeve but the facts and the human cost of ignoring them. Why We Fight wants to shake us up, and boy, does it ever. Starting with Eisenhower’s warning against the military-industrial complex in his 1961 farewell address as president, Jarecki sets up a wrestling match between American democracy and American imperialism and indicates why freedom is losing: Nothing greases the economy like war. All it needs is corporate and congressional collusion with the military. That it got. Jarecki sets archival war footage from the past half-century against political maneuvering behind the scenes.

The impact is shattering. You have to hand it to Jarecki – brother of Andrew Jarecki, who presented the difficulty of separating truth from propaganda in Capturing the Friedmans – for resisting the temptation to cherry-pick his speakers. For every Chalmers Johnson, a CIA man who grew critical of Bushworld, there’s a Richard Perle ready to argue for pre-emptive attack, the merits of which he himself put into Bush’s mouth. Impossible to ignore is Wilton Sekzer, a retired New York policeman who lost his son in the collapse of the Twin Towers on 9/11. Eager for revenge on Iraq, Sekzer feels betrayed when Bush comes up empty in the evidence department.