CIVIL RIGHTS GOING AWAY SOON?
Intelligence Chief Hughes Warned Civil Rights Would Have to
Be Abridged to Prevent Another Terror Attack
By Justin Rood, CQ Staff
months before the White House appointed him the Homeland Security
Departments top intelligence official, retired U.S.
Army Gen. Patrick M. Hughes told a public forum at Harvard
last year that the government would have to abridge
individual rights and take domestic security measures
not in accordance with our values and traditions
to prevent terrorist attacks in the United States.
Im about to say is very arrogant arrogant to
a fault, said Hughes, a former chief of the Defense
Intelligence Agency (DIA), in previously unreported remarks
at a March 2003 Harvard University forum on Future Conditions:
The Character and Conduct of War, 2010 and 2020.
aside what the mass of people think. Some things are so bad
for them that you cannot allow them to have them. One of them
is war in the context of terrorism in the United States,
Hughes said, according to a transcript obtained by CQ Homeland
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ATTACKS ON U.S. CIVIL RIGHTS, AS JOHN SAID
to Keep Watch in Hollywood
By Jessica Garrison, Times Staff Writer
In a new step for crime fighting in Los Angeles, the Police
Department plans to start installing surveillance cameras
on city streets, beginning with Hollywood Boulevard.
city officials and privacy advocates have objected in the
past to police proposals to use cameras, Downing said he believes
"people are ready to feel more secure in their communities.
I think they are willing to give up a little bit ... for more
liberties advocates are not so sure.
is creeping Big Brotherism, and it's really disturbing,"
said Ramona Ripston, executive director of the American Civil
Liberties Union of Southern California. "More and more,
we are losing our right to any kind of privacy."
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approves use of implantable chip in patients
The Associated Press
13, 2004, 2:11 PM EDT
-- The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved
an implantable computer chip that can pass a patient's medical
details to doctors, speeding care.
the pinch of a syringe, the microchip is inserted under the
skin in a procedure that takes less than 20 minutes and leaves
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RIGHTS OF AIRLINE PASSENGERS
U.S. Travel Checks Flawed, Invasive - Watchdog
28, 8:06 PM (ET)
Mark Trevelyan, Security Correspondent
BERLIN (Reuters) - By subjecting most visitors to scans of
their faces and fingers, the United States will this week
expand a mass surveillance system that threatens freedom and
race relations, a privacy watchdog says.
From Thursday, most visitors entering the United States will
have to put each index finger in turn on a glass plate that
electronically scans it, and to have a digital photo taken.
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ASSAULTS ON CIVIL RIGHTS?
lie detectors help screeners ID air passenger threats
SPECIAL TO WORLD TRIBUNE.COM
Friday, August 27, 2004
AVIV - An Israeli firm has developed a miniature system that
can provide unobtrusive lie detector tests for commercial
air travelers deemed suspicious.
The system uses a miniature computer chip that can provide
voice analysis of those responding to questions from screeners
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Is this a Waco type incident John warned us about?
for shooting perpetrator becomes frustrating for Oshkosh neighborhood
Wesner said a couple of shotguns and a rifle were
removed from his home by SWAT Team members after he consented
to a search, though officers did not tell him they removed
the firearms after they completed their search. Thats
what makes me so mad, Wesner said. They had no
reason (to remove the firearms) without a warrant.
I didnt know they removed anything until my buddy, whos
staying with me, noticed they were missing. I thought you
had to have a warrant to take someones guns.
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CIVIL RIGHTS FURTHER THREATENED
CIA nominee has alarmed civil libertarians with a plan that
would authorize the agency to arrest U.S. citizens. Plus,
the real threat to the Olympic games
11 - Rep. Porter Goss, President Bushs nominee to head
the CIA, recently introduced legislation that would give the
president new authority to direct CIA agents to conduct law-enforcement
operations inside the United Statesincluding arresting
Call Is Cheap. The Wiretap Is Extra.
By KEN BELSON
Published: August 23,
At first glance, it might seem like the simple extension of
a standard tool in the fight against the bad guys.
But in fact, wiretapping Internet phones to monitor criminals
and terrorists is costly and complex, and potentially a big
burden on new businesses trying to sell the phone service.
Earlier this month, the Federal Communications Commission
voted unanimously to move forward with rules that would compel
the businesses to make it possible for law enforcement agencies
to eavesdrop on Internet calls.
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chips more than skin-deep
Michael Kanellos CNET News.com
There's not a lot of middle ground on the subject of implanting
electronic identification chips in humans. Advocates of technologies
like radio frequency identification tags say their potentially
life-saving benefits far outweigh any Orwellian concerns about
privacy. RFID tags sewn into clothing or even embedded under
people's skin could curb identity theft, help identify disaster
victims and improve medical care, they say. Critics, however,
say such technologies would make it easier for government
agencies to track a person's every movement and allow widespread
invasion of privacy. Abuse could take countless other forms,
including corporations surreptitiously identifying shoppers
for relentless sales pitches. Critics also speculate about
a day when people's possessions will be tagged--allowing nosy
subway riders with the right technology to examine the contents
of nearby purses and backpacks.
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ID seen in 9/11 panel plan
By Shaun Waterman
UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL
The September 11 commission's recommendation for federal standards
of identification documents such as driver's licenses and
birth certificates is tantamount to the introduction of a
national ID card system "through the back door,"
some lawmakers believe.
"What I hear you saying, Senator Gorton, is that you
want a national ID," Mr. Cannon replied, but "you
want to get through the back door by using something that
everybody already accepts."
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THE LOSS OF RIGHTS LEAD TO A CIVIL WAR?
Looting Of America --How over 200 Civil Asset Forfeiture laws
enable police to confiscate your home, bank accounts &
business without trial.
by Jarret Wollstein
police dog scratched at your luggage, so were confiscating
your life savings and youll never get it back.
Police stopped 49-year-old Ethel Hylton at Houstons
Hobby Airport and told her she was under arrest because a
drug dog had scratched at her luggage. Agents searched her
bags and strip-searched her, but they found no drugs. They
did find $39,110 in cash, money she had received from an insurance
settlement and her life savings; accumulated through over
20 years of work as a hotel housekeeper and hospital janitor.
Ethel Hylton completely document-ed where she got the money
and was never charged with a crime. But the police kept her
money anyway. Nearly four years later, she is still trying
to get her money back.
TO CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS
Phone Calls Must Be Able to Be Tapped - FCC
Aug 4,11:40 AM ET
(Reuters) - Internet phone carriers such as Vonage should
set up their systems so U.S. law enforcers can monitor suspicious
calls, the Federal Communications Commission (news - web sites)
tentatively ruled on Wednesday.
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Is the government moving closer to the Federal Empire John
SIGNS PARTS OF PATRIOT ACT II INTO LAW - STEALTHILY
December 13, when U.S. forces captured Saddam Hussein, President
George W. Bush not only celebrated with his national security
team, but also pulled out his pen and signed into law a bill
that grants the FBI sweeping new powers. The Act included
a simple, yet insidious, redefinition of "financial institution,"
which previously referred to banks, but now includes stockbrokers,
car dealerships, casinos, credit card companies, insurance
agencies, jewelers, airlines, the U.S. Post Office, and any
other business "whose cash transactions have a high degree
of usefulness in criminal, tax, or regulatory matters."
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RIGHTS SUSPENDED IN FLORIDA AS JOHN PREDICTED OR FEARED?
-- The Florida Supreme Court's chief justice ordered Thursday
that guarantees for speedy trials and court hearings will
temporarily in Miami-Dade County because of next week's free
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IS WESLEY CLARK
THE SOURCE OF JOHN'S
"WACO TYPE EVENTS"
IN OUR FUTURE? !!!
the civil war started, John said we would see more Waco type
events in our future. According to the article, Wesley Clark
was a big mucky-muck when that was going on. Is this what
John was talking about?
Conspiracy Theorists See Clark as Another Piece of the Waco
September 24 - 30, 2003
the dumps since Bill Clinton pretty much dropped out of sight,
conspiracy buffs awoke with a start last week to learn that
Wesley Clark had jumped into the presidential race. Not only
do right-wing conspiracists hate the Rhodes Scholar and goody-goody
Clark for being what they see as yet another Clinton puppet,
but they remember him as a possible collaborator in the Waco
attack in 1993. At the time of the government's storming of
the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Clark was commanding
officer of the First Cavalry Division of the Army's Third
Corps, based at Fort Hood, Texas. Equipment and personnel
under his command had some involvement in the Waco fiasco.