BFP Exclusive- PTSD, Community, and Character: Notes on the Trial of Rasmea Odeh

The Trial: Nothing about United States v. Odeh Seems to Add Up It was as if all the air had been let out of the room. With a brief pause and puff of his cheeks this past November, Judge Gershwin Drain of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan—just hours after […]

Processing Distortion with Peter B. Collins: De-Militarizing Local Police

Peter B. Collins Presents Elizabeth Beavers While we’ve been exposing the expanding American police state here for years, many Americans got their fist glimpse watching the coverage of the protests in Ferguson, Missouri this August. Elizabeth Beavers describes the Pentagon’s 1033 program and Homeland Security’s grants to local agencies as the pipelines for military hardware […]

De-Manufacturing Consent- New World Border: Homeland Security State & the Politics of Walls

Guillermo Jimenez Presents Todd Miller On this edition of De-Manufacturing Consent: Guillermo is joined by Todd Miller, a journalist and author of the new book Border Patrol Nation: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Homeland Security. We discuss the emergence of the “border-industrial complex,” and how its political effects extend beyond the Southwestern United States […]

NarcoNews-DHS Investigating Death of Detained Honduran Immigrant

Individual Allegedly Denied Access to Medication & Kept for Days in Frigid, Overcrowded Border Patrol Cell Designed to Hold Detainees for 12 Hours By Bill Conroy Honduran national Lelis Rodriguez, 50, died on July 31 of a cerebral hemorrhage at a hospital in Harlingen, a small town on the Texas border. At the time, he […]

Failure to Obey Suspicionless Interrogation

Checkpoint Refusal Activism & the CBP Backlash In my last column, I laid out the history of the area near the border of the United States known as the “constitution-free zone” (CFZ). This policy, rooted in xenophobia and stemming from restrictions on immigration, prohibitions on substances associated with immigrants, and the all out “war on […]

The Constitution-Free Zone: Fact and Fiction

Misconceptions and Lack of Historical Context Undermine Gravity of the Issue By Guillermo Jimenez In recent months, there has been a growth in the level of interest and curiosity regarding the area near the border of the United States known as the “constitution-free zone.” Persistent civil disobedience, viral “checkpoint refusal” videos on YouTube, and unlawful […]

Corbett Report: How to Foil Your Own Terror Plot

The EyeOpener- TSA: Tyrants Sucker America

Of all of the myriad agencies, bureaucracies, laws and legislation that have sprung up to oppress the American citizenry in this age of the unending war against an abstract noun, perhaps none have garnered as much ire and opprobrium as the innocuously named Transportation Security Administration. Originally placed under the Department of Transportation and tasked […]

The EyeOpener- Police State Gadgets & the Technology of Enslavement

Taser: Popular Technology of Pain Compliance in Law Enforcement The popular conception of the police state, derived mainly from works of science fiction, revolves heavily around the deployment of exotic technologies for keeping the populace firmly under the thumb of an authoritarian government. Perhaps it is the frequency with which these devices are presented to […]

BFP Report: Meet the Department of Homeland Security’s ‘Distinguished’ Privacy Advisory Committee Members

Let’s See Who is Watching DHS Mega Fusion Center Yesterday I came across an article on DHS plans to create its own internal fusion center so that its many agencies can aggregate the data they have and make it searchable from a central location. Let’s read a few excerpts from this typical half-hearted MSM attempt […]

Police State: Time to Bring Back the Pigeons & Falcons!

The Only Way to Circumvent NSA, DHS, FBI & the Rest Now it is confirmed and official: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) confirms that it intends to develop guidelines for how officials go about collecting intelligence from the sites. Yes. The Department of Homeland Security is not going to take a second seat to […]

BFP Select Nightly News & Editorials

CIA Secret Sites in Somalia, the Next Massacre: Pakistan, What Panetta Saw-What we got, Questioning the ‘Truth’ about 9/11 & More! The CIA’s Secret Sites in Somalia Officials: NATO Kills 16 Civilians in Afghan Air Strike Next Up: Pakistan- Ominous signs of a major new war Why Ahmed Wali Karzai was so controversial Ahmed Karzai: […]

Podcast Show #49

The Boiling Frogs Presents Julia Davis Julia Davis joins us to discuss her experience with the Department of Homeland Security as a federal officer, her discovery and reporting of serious security lapses within the department, and the unprecedented magnitude of retaliation and abuses she suffered as a whistleblower. She talks about the recently screened documentary […]

A New Documentary: The Terror Within

A new documentary film regarding whistleblower Julia Davis, who worked as a federal officer with the Department of Homeland Security: The Terror Within “The Terror Within” details the unprecedented magnitude of retaliation and abuses of the PATRIOT Act in the case of Julia Davis. The documentary will show American taxpayers how the DHS spent their money on […]

Weekly Round Up for Sunday, April 24

Police State Status, TSA Pornographers, the Ever-Lasting Anthrax Mystery, Drone-Mania, Israel &Colonialism, Our So-Called Ally-Azerbaijan & More! Hope you all had a nice week. I’ve been nursing my daughter who is recovering from her first strep throat: 103F fever, antibiotics, miserable cough, and of course sleepless nights. Thankfully, this morning she is feeling much better. […]