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News, The Snitch New Immigration Reforms Basically Cite Months-Old Training Memos

New Immigration Reforms Basically Cite Months-Old Training Memos

The U.S. Immigration and Custom's Enforcement agency has taken much criticism for its "Secure Communities" initiative, where participating local police departments give immigration officials access to the fingerprints of people brought into its jails.In September, for instance, a Department of…
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News, The Snitch Cindy Chang, Sunday School Teacher, Released After Three-Week Detention at Arizona Immigration Checkpoint

Cindy Chang, Sunday School Teacher, Released After Three-Week Detention at Arizona Immigration Checkpoint

Cindy Chang was driving from San Jose to Phoenix for a friend's wedding early this month when she was stopped at an immigration checkpoint in Eloy, Ariz. These structures are common this close to the border. Chang, a 26-year old Sunday…
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News, The Snitch The RIAA Responds Lamely to Claims of Piracy Advocates

The RIAA Responds Lamely to Claims of Piracy Advocates

TorrentFreak, a news site that basically supports illicit downloading, last week used a half-assed ISP-lookup service to conclude that employees of both the Recording Industry Association of America and the Department of Homeland Security had downloaded illicit copies of various…
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News, The Snitch Judge Says TSA Doesn't Have to Turn Over Body Scan Images to Civil Liberties Group

Judge Says TSA Doesn't Have to Turn Over Body Scan Images to Civil Liberties Group

As it turns out, when Big Brother is watching he doesn't have to reveal what he sees.In the latest chapter of TSA v. The rest of America, a federal judge ruled that the Transportation Security Administration doesn't have to turn…
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News, The Snitch Department of Homeland Security Sued Over Secret Traveller Files

Department of Homeland Security Sued Over Secret Traveller Files

San Francisco travel writer Edward Hasbrouck has sued the U.S. Department of Homeland Security over what he says is the agency's refusal to give a complete accounting of secret files detailing his numerous border crossings around the world. "This is…
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News, The Snitch Will Police Chief's New U.S. Homeland Security Gig Undermine S.F. Crime-Fighting?

Will Police Chief's New U.S. Homeland Security Gig Undermine S.F. Crime-Fighting?

Top S.F. crime-fighter is one of two new hats on the head of tough-talking new police chief George Gascon. He also last month signed on as a member of U.S. Homeland Security Chief Janet Napolitano's new task force to consider…
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