FOIA Documents Reveal Massive DEA Program to Record American’s Whereabouts With License Plate Readers

01/26/2015 License Plate Scanners By Bennett Stein, ACLU Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project & Jay Stanley, Senior Policy Analyst, ACLU Speech, Privacy & Technology Project at 7:15pm (Updated below) The Drug Enforcement Administration has initiated a massive national license plate reader program with major civil liberties concerns but disclosed very few details, according to new…

2014 Jefferson Muzzles

  The U.S. Department of Justice The White House Press Office The National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security The North Carolina General Assembly Police The Kansas Board of Regents Modesto Junior College The Tennessee State Legislature Wharton High School Principal Brad Woods Pemberton Township High School Principal Ida Smith

AG Order No. 3420-2014 Policy Regarding Obtaining Information From, or Records of, Members of the News Media; and Regarding Questioning, Arresting, or Charging Members of the News Media

SUMMARY: This rule amends the policy of the Department of Justice regarding the use of subpoenas, certain court orders, and search warrants, to obtain information from, or records of, members of the news media. The rule also amends the Department’s policy regarding questioning, arresting, or charging members of the news media. … In May of…

US army investigates hundreds of soldiers for recruitment fraud

Officials tell Senate that illegal kickbacks cost the US at least $29m as part of national guard program to boost enlistment   Associated Press in Washington theguardian.com,   Tuesday 4 February 2014 17.43 EST The recruitment program began to improve enlistment during difficult years of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Photograph: Massoud Houssaini/AFP/Getty Images Hundreds…

US nuclear officer cheating scandal has grown to 92 out of a force of 500

US nuclear officer cheating scandal widens as top brass investigates Defence secretary Chuck Hagel summons military chiefs to Pentagon to tackle ‘systemic problems’ of stress and low morale Associated Press in Washington theguardian.com,   Thursday 30 January 2014 12.38 EST US air force secretary Deborah Lee James speaks to reporters during a trip last week to Minot…