Texas State Troopers Indicted After Roadside Cavity Search of Two Women

March 23, 2013 in News

CBS Dallas-Fort Worth | CBS-11 has learned two state troopers involved in a controversial roadside cavity search of two North Texas women have been indicted on criminal charges by a Dallas County Grand Jury.

Marine Forced to Remove Prosthetic Legs During “Humiliating” TSA Screening

March 20, 2013 in News

The Washington Times | Security Administration inspectors forced a wounded Marine who lost both of his legs in an IED blast and who was in a wheelchair to remove his prosthetic legs at one point…

The Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court Have Become the Architects of the American Police State

February 26, 2013 in News

John W. Whitehead | From time to time throughout history, individuals have been subjected to charges (and eventual punishment) by accusers whose testimony was treated as infallible and inerrant. Once again, we find ourselves repeating history…

Fourth Amendment Void Within 100 Miles of U.S. Borders, Electronics May Now Be Seized Without Reasonable Suspicion

February 9, 2013 in News

David Kravets Wired February 9, 2013   The Department of Homeland Security’s civil rights watchdog has concluded that travelers along the nation’s borders may have their electronics seized and the [...]

Truck Driver Unlawfully Detained at Internal Checkpoint For Over an Hour

January 31, 2013 in TOR TV

Traces of Reality | Rick Coker, a long-haul truck driver from Florida was unlawfully detained at an internal CBP/DHS (warrantless, suspicionless, Nazi-esque) checkpoint, approximately 40 miles north of Laredo, Texas, for over an hour.

TOR TV: Traces of Reality Radio – January 26, 2013 on YouTube

January 30, 2013 in TOR Blog, TOR TV

Traces of Reality | TOR TV: Traces of Reality Radio – January 26, 2013 on YouTube – The first ever TOR Radio Videocast is now available

DEA Trespasses on Private Property and the U.S. Constitution

January 20, 2013 in News

Stop the Drug War | …a US district court judge ruled in the case last fall that it was okay for the DEA to enter the rural property without a warrant and install surveillance cameras that were used to help convict five members of a family on charges they were growing marijuana.

Supreme Court seems unlikely to let police order blood tests for drunk-driving suspects

January 10, 2013 in News

Washington Post | The Supreme Court on Wednesday seemed unlikely to allow police to routinely force suspected drunk drivers to give a blood sample without the officers at least trying to obtain a warrant from a judge.

San Juan gang checkpoints weigh civil rights, public safety

January 4, 2013 in News

The Monitor | The often delicate balance between civil liberties and law enforcement’s goal of public safety is playing out in San Juan. The target in between: gang members.

Why Are People More Scared of Facebook Violating Their Privacy than Washington?

December 30, 2012 in News

Reason | …While Congress’ and the Obama Administration’s palpable disdain for both the Fourth and Fifth Amendments should horrify all Americans, it should be fairly clear by now that maybe it doesn’t for large swaths of people.