February 28, 2013
Tuesday’s ruling pitches the Fourth Amendment protection against unreasonable search and seizure into the dustbin of history. Photo: Library of Congress.
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court disemboweled the Fourth Amendment. In a 5-4 decision, the Court ruled that citizens cannot challenge government wiretapping laws, in particular the unconstitutional Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 and, more recently, the FISA Amendments Act of 2008.
According to Justice Samuel Alito, millions of [...]
A state Superior Court judge said Thursday that search warrant affidavits for the cars and home of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter Adam Lanza and his mother would stay sealed for another 90 days.
The judge’s order also covers the two other search warrants, for the 2010 Honda Civic Adam Lanza drove to the school and for Nancy Lanza’s 2009 silver BMW, which was parked in the garage attached to the [...]
Fire started in one house around 11pm on November 10 and caused a roaring explosion and more fires
At least 31 homes were severely damaged, three homes were destroyed
At least two people are confirmed dead, two wounded, nearly 200 evacuated
Estimated damage is said to be about $4.4 million
Authorities launched a homicide investigation Monday into the house explosion that killed a young couple and left numerous homes uninhabitable in an Indianapolis neighborhood.
Indianapolis Homeland [...]
October 8, 2012
Imagine this: A government, faced with public evidence that its foreign spy service was conducting domestic surveillance on its residents—instead of claiming the information is somehow secret and the people responsible are above the reach of the law—admits in public and in the courtroom that it violated basic rights.
That is exactly what happened last week in New Zealand in the controversial copyright infringement case surrounding Megaupload and its [...]
Gazillions. That’s the number of times the federal government has spied on Americans since 9/11 through the use of drones, legal search warrants, illegal search warrants, federal agent-written search warrants and just plain government spying.
This is according to Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who, when he asked the government to tell him what it was doing to violate our privacy, was given a classified briefing. The senator – one of [...]
August 2, 2012
Search warrants targeting three Portland homes last week were part of a federal effort to learn more about the anarchist movement and vandalism in downtown Seattle during a May Day rally, according to a report in the Oregonian.
The National Lawyers Guild in Seattle issued a statement Thursday condemning the raids, calling them “a pretext for harassing political activists. FBI agents served these subpoenas at the same time that heavily [...]
An Arapahoe County Court judge has granted a request to seal the case against James Holmes, the 24-year-old shooter who killed 12 and wounded 50 during a screening last night of “The Dark Knight Rises.”
The motion, filed in Arapahoe County court, asks for the records in the case to be sealed, including search warrants, affidavits, orders and the “case file.”
Jessica Lopez, 25, is one of three suspects accused of murdering 22-year-old Brittany Killgore
Allegedly left note before failed suicide attempt detailing how she had strangled victim and dumped body
It states how she tried to ‘chop her up’ with power tools and doused body in bleach to get rid of evidence
Victim had just filed for divorce from Marine husband who was serving in Afghanistan at the time
A jealous woman, who was [...]
THE FIRST RULE OF FIGHT CLUB IS…YOU DO NOT TALK ABOUT FIGHT CLUB. -Fight Club Movie 1999
May 30, 2012
OpSec, or Operational Security, is an important rule to follow for those who have chosen to prepare for emergencies by stockpiling food, self defense armaments and disaster supplies.
It’s simple, really. Don’t talk about your preparedness supplies unless it is with trusted people with whom you will be working if a worst case scenario [...]
Presidential candidate Ron Paul says he’s not only still in the race to clinch the Republican nomination but is fighting ‘to save the Republican party.’
Appearing on CBS’s Face the Nation Sunday, the lagging contender was critical of his party’s beliefs after saying he’s ‘trying to save the Republican Party from themselves.’
‘The truth is, I’m trying to save the Republican Party from themselves because they want perpetual wars, they don’t care [...]
By Robert Barnes, Updated: Monday, January 23, 12:32 PM
The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday that police must obtain a search warrant before using a GPS device to track criminal suspects. But the justices left for another day larger questions about how technology has altered a person’s expectation of privacy.
Justice Antonin Scalia wrote that the government needed a valid warrant before attaching a GPS device to the Jeep used by D.C. drug kingpin Antoine Jones, who was convicted in part [...]
DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Federal, state, and local authorities say a Dallas meat-packing company is under criminal investigation for possibly illegally dumping pig blood into a creek that leads to the Trinity River.
Investigators executed search warrants Thursday at the Columbia Packing Company on East 11th Street in Oak Cliff.
The Texas Environmental Crimes Task Force has been looking into the plant for two months now. Dallas County has been working with federal and [...]
January 20th, 2012
You might have heard Megaupload has been taken down by the Feds and seven have been arrested. According to a federal indictment on Thursday, Megaupload.com costed copyright holders at least $500 million. The website was taken down just a day after the internet protested against SOPA and PIPA, two proposed anti-piracy bills. On January 18th Wikipedia and Reddit shut down in protest among many others.
Megaupload’s takedown has seen as a malicious [...]
January 19, 2012
Following a wildly successful protest against SOPA and PIPA internet censorship legislation on Wednesday, the Department of Justice “conducted a major action” on Thursday and shuttered MegaUpload, a popular file-sharing site accused of trading in copyrighted movies and televisions shows.
Following action by a grand jury, the feds arrested four people and executed more than 20 search warrants in the United States and eight foreign countries. They seized 18 domain [...]
The U.S. Department of Justice now says its use of a cellphone-tracking device in a controversial Arizona case could be considered a “search” under the Fourth Amendment, a tactical move legal experts say is designed to protect the secrecy of the gadgets known as “stingrays.”
For more than a year, federal prosecutors have argued in U.S. District Court that the use of the stingray device—which can locate a mobile phone [...]
North Georgia Men Arrested, Charged in Plots to Purchase Explosives, Silencer and to Manufacture a Biological Toxin
U.S. Attorney’s OfficeNovember 01, 2011
Northern District of Georgia(404) 581-6000
ATLANTA—Frederick Thomas, 73, of Cleveland, Ga.; Dan Roberts, 67, of Toccoa, Ga.; Ray H. Adams, 65, of Toccoa; and Samuel J. Crump, 68, of Toccoa, were arrested today relating to plans to obtain an unregistered explosive device and silencer and to manufacture the biological toxin ricin [...]
FBI agents armed with search warrants descended Thursday morning on bankrupt solar company Solynrda.
The investigation comes after a request by the Department of Energy’s inspector general, FBI spokesman Peter Lee told NBC Bay Area News.
Agents arrived at Solyndra at 7a.m. and were examining the factory. Solynrda has a skeleton crew of 100 workers on the scene, who are closing [...]
Detroit— A Detroit Police Gang Squad officer allegedly caught on videotape beating a suburban college student has been sued eight times and cost taxpayers more than $677,000, according to court records.
That figure could rise because the college student has sued Officer Nevin Hughes in federal court, alleging the officer violated his civil rights during the incident outside a Detroit gas station in 2009.
The six-figure settlements are emerging as the department’s [...]
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Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Sixteen Individuals Arrested in the United States for Alleged Roles in Cyber Attacks
More Than 35 Search Warrants Executed in United States, Five Arrests in Europe as Part of Ongoing Cyber Investigations
WASHINGTON – Fourteen individuals were arrested today by FBI agents on charges related to their alleged involvement in a cyber attack on PayPal’s website as part of an [...]
Sixteen suspected members of “Anonymous” were arrested this morning in states including Florida, New Jersey and California, in what appears to be a nationwide takedown of the notorious hacking group, FoxNews.com has exclusively learned.
The arrests and the 30 to 40 search warrants issued by the feds Tuesday are part of an ongoing investigation into Anonymous, which has claimed responsibility for numerous cyberattacks against a [...]
A California man placed a hidden camera inside a Starbucks bathroom and filmed dozens of unsuspecting women and children, according to police. The camera was disguised as a coat hook and affixed to a wall adjacent to a toilet for two days last month.
William Zafra Velasco, 25, was arrested earlier this month by Glendora Police Department officers, who executed search warrants at [...]
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A special type of government search warrant that allows authorities to search homes without informing the owner for months is becoming more common, Target 7 has learned.Imagine someone walking through your neighborhood, coming into your home and rifling through your intimate belongings.“(They) search through your home, your dresser drawers, your computer files,” Peter Simonson, with ACLU New Mexico, said.These search warrants don’t involve [...]
DETROIT — Federal investigators in Detroit have taken the rare step of obtaining search warrants that give them access to Facebook accounts of suspected criminals.
The warrants let investigators view photographs, email addresses, cell phone numbers, lists of friends who might double as partners in crime, and see GPS locations that could help disprove alibis.
There have been a few dozen search warrants for Facebook accounts nationwide since May 2009, including three [...]
From Bloomberg’s Jonathan Weil
What to Do When the FBI Raids Your Hedge Fund
As if the global capital markets hadnâ€™t suffered enough shocks lately — artillery fire in Korea, meltdown in Ireland, Eva Longoria Parkerâ€™s divorce filing — life just threw Americaâ€™s hedge-fund masters a beanball. It appears the government wants to toss many of them in jail.
This week the Federal Bureau of Investigation executed search warrants at three large hedge [...]