Posts Tagged ‘warrantless’

State to Force Homeschoolers to Submit to Warrantless Home Inspections, Trampling Rights

By Matt Agorist Maryland — Under the guise of preventing child abuse, lawmakers in Maryland have introduced a bill that will allow the state to intrude in the lives of innocent families, keeping tabs on them, and destroying their right to privacy. The bill, HB 1798 – County Boards of Education – Home […]

Michigan Passes Bill to Ban “Material Support or Resources” for Warrantless Federal Surveillance

March 3, 2018 By Michael Maharrey Yesterday, the Michigan House gave final approval to a bill that would ban “material support or resources” for warrantless federal surveillance programs. This represents an essential step states need to take at a time when the federal government seems unlikely to ever end unconstitutional spying on its […]

Michigan Committee Passes Bill to Ban “Material Support or Resources” for Warrantless Federal Surveillance

February 21, 2018 By Michael Maharrey A Michigan Senate committee passed a bill that would ban “material support or resources” for warrantless federal surveillance programs. This represents an essential step states need to take at a time when the federal government seems unlikely to ever end unconstitutional spying on its own. Rep. […]

Florida Committee Approves Measure to Ban Warrantless Stingray Spying, Help Hinder Federal Surveillance

February 15, 2018 By Michael Maharrey Yesterday, a  second Florida Senate committee approved a measure that would ban warrantless location tracking and the use of stingray devices to sweep up electronic communications in most situations. The new law will not only protect privacy in Florida, but will also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance […]

Florida Committee Passes Bill to Ban Warrantless Stingray Spying, Help Hinder Federal Surveillance

February 7, 2018 By Michael Maharrey Yesterday, a Florida Senate committee approved a measure that would ban warrantless location tracking and the use of stingray devices to sweep up electronic communications in most situations. The new law will not only protect privacy in Florida, but will also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state. […]

Missouri Committee Passes Bill to Ban Warrantless Stingray Spying; Help Hinder Federal Surveillance

By Michael Maharrey Yesterday, a Missouri House committee overwhelmingly passed a bill that would ban the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications without a warrant in most situations. Passage of the law would not only protect privacy in Missouri, it will also hinder one aspect of […]

Making AmeriKa Great Again: Trump Signs Into Law NSA Warrantless Spying Program

Like ALL past presidents before him, The Trump Card is going along with the global agenda. While claiming to be making America great again, Trump just signed into law Sec. 702 of the FISA Act to which he once condemned (see below tweet) …a complete contradiction …. But really …who needs that 4th […]

Democrats and Republicans Unite In Vote To Extend Warrantless Surveillance

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate has quietly voted to give intelligence agencies the permission to conduct warrantless surveillance on U.S. citizens for an additional five years. Senators took a vote on Tuesday of this week to end debate on a bill, Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), that allows the National Security […]

With No Debate, US Senate Extends Warrantless Surveillance To 2023

After delaying a public debate on extending the controversial section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), as well as expanding NSA’s surveillance powers, for many months, the Senate voted yesterday not to have any debate before they vote on whether or not to pass the bill. Five senators tried to […]

Michigan House Passes Bill to Ban “Material Support or Resources” for Warrantless Federal Surveillance

By Michael Maharrey Today, the Michigan House overwhelmingly passed a bill that would ban “material support or resources” for warrantless federal surveillance programs. This represents an essential step states need to take at a time when the federal government seems unlikely to ever end its own spying. Rep. Martin Howrylak (R-Troy) introduced House Bill […]

Now in Effect: New Hampshire Law Bans Warrantless Stingray Spying

By Michael Maharrey A New Hampshire law that bans the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications without a warrant in most situations went into effect this week. The new statute not only protects privacy in New Hampshire, it will also hinder one aspect of the […]

Fed Gov’t Just Admitted It Will Continue Warrantless Spying—Even If Congress Votes to Stop It

By Rachel Blevins As the United States Congress runs out of time to vote on a bill that would reauthorize one of the government’s most egregious warrantless spying programs, officials are claiming that those programs won’t end anytime soon—even if they are not reauthorized by the end of the year. The USA Liberty Act […]

Supreme Court To Debate Warrantless Collection Of Cellphone Records

Source: Derrick Broze via ActivistPost.com In one of the most important Fourth Amendment battles of the digital age, the Supreme Court is preparing to tackle a case involving law enforcement accessing cellphone records without a warrant.     On Wednesday the US Supreme Court is scheduled to address the case […]

Supreme Court to Debate Warrantless Collection Of Cellphone Records in Huge Fourth Amendment Battle

November 28, 2017 By Derrick Broze In one of the most important Fourth Amendment battles of the digital age, the Supreme Court is preparing to tackle a case involving law enforcement accessing cellphone records without a warrant. On Wednesday the US Supreme Court is scheduled to address the case of Carpenter v. United […]

Media Silent as Fed Committee Quietly Passes Act Allowing Warrantless Searches

By Rachel Blevins It has been over one month since the latest dangerous piece of legislation meant to infringe on Americans’ constitutional rights was introduced, and Congress is now moving forward with the bill that will have serious ramifications for all Americans by blatantly violating the freedoms guaranteed by the Fourth Amendment if […]

Media Silent As Gov’t Uses Vegas Shooting to Push Bill Allowing Warrantless Searches

This article written by Rachel Blevins was originally published at The Free Thought Project.  As the mainstream media provides relentless coverage of the Harvey Weinstein Hollywood sex scandal, there is one major piece of legislation it is ignoring, and if passed, it will have massive repercussions for all Americans. More than 40 organizations, including the American Civil […]

Media Silent As Government Uses Vegas Shooting to Push Bill Allowing Warrantless Searches

By Rachel Blevins As the mainstream media provides relentless coverage of the Harvey Weinstein Hollywood sex scandal, there is one major piece of legislation it is ignoring, and if passed, it will have massive repercussions for all Americans. More than 40 organizations, including the American Civil Liberties Union and the Freedom of the […]

Feds Use Vegas To Push Bill Allowing Warrantless Searches – Media Blackout

The U.S. government is quietly pushing through a bill in the wake of the Las Vegas attack that will allow agents, police and government officials conduct warrantless searches in people’s private homes.  Over 40 organizations, including the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Freedom of the Press Foundation have joined forces to condemn the USA […]

Amazon & Walmart’s in-home and car delivery service will let police conduct warrantless searches

Recently, Walmart shocked privacy conscious Americans by announcing they wanted customers to let Walmart employees inside their homes. Walmart thinks, Americans will be happy to let strange Uber and Lyft drivers inside their homes. “First, users will place an order on Walmart’s website for their groceries, which will dispatch a driver from […]

Two New Montana Laws Take on Warrantless Electronic Data Collection

By Michael Maharrey On Sunday, two Montana laws went into effect that work together to ban warrantless collection of cell phone data in most situations. These laws not only increase privacy protections in the state, they also hinder one practical impact of federal surveillance programs. Rep. Daniel Zolnikov sponsored both House Bill 147 (HB147) and […]

U.S. President Donald Trump Quietly Signs Law To Allow Warrantless Searches In Parts Of VA, DC and MD

By Aaron Kesel As former White House chief of staff and current Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has said: “You never let a serious crisis go to waste.” While everyone was worried about the hurricanes, U.S. President Donald Trump signed away the Fourth Amendment buried in a new bill. He set a precedent by empowering […]

Homeland Security Faces Lawsuit Over Warrantless Searches at Border

By Derrick Broze The Department of Homeland Security faces a federal class action lawsuit for violating the rights of people crossing the U.S. border by searching their laptops and cell phones.  Attorneys with the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit on Wednesday in defense of 10 U.S. citizens […]

EFF, ACLU Bring Class-Action Suit Over Warrantless Searches At Border

Homeland Security officers improperly searched laptops and smartphones without warrants from people entering the country, 10 U.S. citizens and one green card holder claim in a federal class action Wednesday. A group representing several Muslims and people of color, the plaintiffs include a military veteran, journalists, students, an artist, a NASA engineer and a business owner. All […]

Fact Check Fail or Deliberate Lie? Snopes Gets It Wrong On Story About Warrantless Searches

Snopes.com has made its name as the truthful source that debunks crazy conspiracy theories and “fake news” on the internet, but its response to a story on legislation allowing warrantless searches is in need of its own fact check. As Snopes correctly noted, the story in question was published by The Free […]

Congress & Trump Quietly Passed A Bill Allowing Warrantless Searches of Homes – Only 1% Opposed It

This article by Rachel Blevins was originally published by Free Thought Project A bill that will allow homes to be searched without a warrant was passed with overwhelming support by the United States Congress, and signed into law by President Trump—and it happened with no media coverage and very little fanfare. On the surface, House Joint Resolution […]

New Arizona Law Prohibits Warrantless Stingray Spying

By Michael Maharrey Yesterday, a new Arizona law that in most situations bans the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications without a warrant went into effect. The new law will not only protect privacy in Arizona, but will also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state. Sen. […]

Report: Sevenfold increase in federal warrantless surveillance demands in DC area

According to summary data provided to journalist and FOIA ninja Jason Leopold, federal prosecutors’ warrantless surveillance of phone location and internet records grew sevenfold in just the past three years in the District of Columbia. The demands, called “d orders,” were made under the authority of a 1986 law called the Electronic Communications […]

The DEA’s Warrantless Cash Grab

Do you want to know the dirty secret about how the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) confiscates suspected drug traffickers’ money? The truth is, it’s not hard: Agents just go to an airport and wait for cash to drop into their laps. A March report by the Justice Department’s inspector general (I.G.) found the […]

Man asks Officer to, “Ask Yourself If You’re Helping or Hurting” During Traffic Stop

Traffic tickets are nothing more than revenue generation for the state and extortion for you and I. The loyal trolls here can spare me the, “traffic laws keep people safe” crap because it’s just that, CRAP! No matter how many warnings given, tickets are written or driving ‘privileges’ taken away there will ALWAYS be a risk to […]

The food revolution begins NOW… Send an unforgettable message to Big Food by voting for the Health Ranger’s new book ‘Food Forensics’

(NaturalNews) It’s not often that I ask for your help. But today, I need your help and your action to send an unforgettable message to Big Food that says, “We demand food transparency, honest ingredients and clean food!” How can you send that powerful message to Big Food? I’ve just released my first […]

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