The FAA has been asked to issue flying rights for drones to carry out military and civilian law-enforcement functions in the US. How long before they hit one of our precious wedding celebrations right here in the homeland of the good old “real America”?
|By: emptywheel Tuesday March 30, 2010 12:47 pm|
As I posted a week ago, in April 2006 Steven Bradbury wrote one of the most egregious of all the egregious torture memos, one approving the new Army Field Manual, including its Appendix M laying out more intense interrogation methods. While the legal analysis of the memo was, itself, fairly nondescript, the analysis in the [...]
|By: emptywheel Tuesday March 31, 2009 6:52 pm|
From the scope of the IG report into the warrantless wiretap program, it seems the investigation is inadequate. But it does tell us more about the program.
|By: emptywheel Wednesday January 16, 2008 6:06 pm|
I’ve long suspected that the GOP has used the Counter-Intelligence Field Activity (CIFA) as a way to spy on domestic enemies even while making their friends rich. CIFA is the organization that collected information on both Jesus’ General and Quakers, then stuck it into a database without requisite privacy protections. And then, when Congress and the Carol Lam started focusing on CIFA, its database on private citizens got quickly disappeared.