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Liberal Talk Host Sentenced to 7 Years for Kiddie Porn

Bernard “Bernie” Ward, 57, a San Francisco resident who worked as a radio talk show host and was a frequent Fox News Channel and CNN guest representing the liberal-left viewpoint, was sentenced on Thursday to serve 7 years in federal prison.

By Jim Kouri - Saturday, August 30, 2008 - Full Story

Maritime Experiment Focuses on Enhancing Nation’s Port Security

The US Navy, US Coast Guard and SRI International—a private security firm—are deploying a suite of advanced port security technologies, trained personnel, and are executing tactical procedures as part of a homeland security experiment in the waters of Tampa Bay through the end of August.

By Jim Kouri - Thursday, August 28, 2008 - Full Story

PAKISTAN: Border Villages Rise Up Against Taliban

PESHAWAR, Aug 26 (IPS) - “We are trend-setters. Others are following us,” boasts Rauf Khan, mayor of Pakistan’s Buner district, where villagers killed six militants in the Dara Shalbandi area on Aug. 14.

By Guest Column - Wednesday, August 27, 2008 - Full Story

The 9/11 Act: Reinvention of Air Cargo Security

Approximately 12 million pounds of cargo is transported daily on passenger aircraft. To accommodate this considerable stream of commerce, the Transportation Security Administration currently has in place a multilayered, risk-based system for securing cargo traveling on passenger aircraft.

By News on the Net - Wednesday, August 27, 2008 - Full Story

Al-Qaeda Monitoring Unit Chief Outlines Vulnerabilities of Al-Qaeda and Taliban

Richard Barrett, the highest ranking UN official responsible for monitoring the activities of Al- Qaeda, said the group continues to degrade seven years after September 11, 2001, hampered by fragmented leadership, widely tarnished credibility, a struggle for relevance, and a chronic inability to live up to its propaganda.

By Jim Kouri - Tuesday, August 26, 2008 - Full Story

Brazilian Man Charged in Cyber-Terrorism Case

A Brazilian man was charged by a federal grand jury in New Orleans for his role in a conspiracy to sell a network of computers infected with malicious software, Acting Assistant Attorney General Matthew Friedrich of the Criminal Division and Jim Letten, US Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana, announced on Friday.

By Jim Kouri - Monday, August 25, 2008 - Full Story

Leader of Texas Crime Gang Sentenced to Life in Prison

The first defendant to be sentenced in the Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organization (RICO) case charging 14 members of the violent Texas Syndicate prison gang with conspiring to participate in a violent enterprise responsible for murders, attempted murders, conspiracies to commit murder, robbery, drug trafficking, and other crimes in North Texas and other areas, was sentenced in federal court in Dallas.

By Jim Kouri - Sunday, August 24, 2008 - Full Story

Troops Capture Suspected Hezbollah Associates in Baghdad

Coalition forces picked up two suspected associates of the Kataib Hezbollah criminal network during operations this morning in Baghdad’s New Baghdad district, military officials reported during a teleconference with bloggers and Internet journalists.

By Jim Kouri - Saturday, August 23, 2008 - Full Story

TSA Announces Security Recommendations for Motor Carriers

(This article is based on a report submitted to the National Association of Chiefs of Police’s National Security Committtee.)
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA)  announced a set of security recommendations for the transportation of certain quantities of hazardous materials across the nation’s highways.

By Jim Kouri - Friday, August 22, 2008 - Full Story

Terrorism: General Cites Need for Interagency, International Effort

Influencing, countering and ultimately defeating regional threat networks in the greater Middle East will require a “whole-of-many-nations’-governments approach,” a US commander said during a conference call yesterday with bloggers and online journalists.

By Jim Kouri - Thursday, August 21, 2008 - Full Story

ATF National Response Team Activated to Investigate Robbins, NC Fire

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives National Response Team, along with ATF special agents from the Charlotte Field Division, have entered the investigation of a large commercial fire that occurred Sunday, August 17, 2008, at 200 Kennedy Street in Robbins, NC. The NRT responded at the request of the Robbins Fire and Police Departments.

By Jim Kouri - Wednesday, August 20, 2008 - Full Story

Predicting Terrorist Attacks

If, in fact, the United States or any other nation could predict terrorists attacks there would not be terrorist attacks. They’re not called terrorists for nothing and they don’t post the date and place of their next attack on their Internet sites.

By Alan Caruba - Wednesday, August 20, 2008 - Full Story

Alien Inmates Indicted for the Murder of Federal Correctional Officer

A federal grand jury returned a three-count indictment charging Jose Cabrera Sablan, 43, and James Ninete Leon Guerrero, 40, with first degree murder, first degree murder of a federal Correctional Officer and murder by a federal prisoner serving a life sentence, US Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced on Friday.

By Jim Kouri - Tuesday, August 19, 2008 - Full Story

Man Imprisoned for Weapons & Explosives Charges Following Capitol Hill Arrest

A Virginia man has been sentenced to 22 years in prison following his conviction on multiple weapons charges, including possession of explosives and the attempted manufacture or possession of a weapon of mass destruction near the US Capitol in January 2008, US Attorney for the District of Columbia Jeffrey A. Taylor and US Capitol Police Chief Phillip D. Morse Sr., on Friday in a report obtained by the National Association of Chiefs of Police.

By Jim Kouri - Monday, August 18, 2008 - Full Story

Homeland Security: TSA Using Covert Operatives to Test Security Measures

(The following article is based on reports and material obtained by the National Association of Chiefs of Police. The material presented herein is not classified information.)

The Transportation Security Administration uses undercover, or covert, testing to approximate techniques that terrorists may use to identify vulnerabilities in and measure the performance of airport security systems.

By Jim Kouri - Saturday, August 16, 2008 - Full Story

FBI, TSA Hold Major Terrorism and Transportation Conference in New York

Last week over 700 law enforcement personnel, intelligence professionals, and private sector officials attended the Terrorism and Transportation Conference convened in New York, New York, hosted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Homeland Security Department’s Transportation Security Administration.

By Jim Kouri - Friday, August 15, 2008 - Full Story

The 4 Stages of Appeasement

For some nations and individuals, appeasement is a station at the end of the line that they reach right away, after some traumatic cultural or national event, for others it is a journey of stages along the line, stop after stop marking a point at which values and morals are surrendered for ephemeral things until they reach the end of this dark journey and the end of their national existence.

By Daniel Greenfield - Friday, August 15, 2008 - Full Story

80 Gang Members Nabbed in Task Force Dragnet

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents together with federal, state and local law enforcement partners across Massachusetts, have arrested 52 gang members and associates and 28 other criminals last week as part of the agency’s Operation Community Shield initiative, which targets violent street gangs.

By Jim Kouri - Monday, August 11, 2008 - Full Story

Guns and 2008: A Powerful Unifying Force Overlooked By The Candidates?

What is it about Guns? . . a question addressed by many observers except Presidential candidates where the subject seems to be verboten. Here’s a new wrinkle: As the 2008 presidential candidates remain mute or just vague on prime 2008 liberty questions - especially in light of the recent Supreme Court decision that gun bans are unconstitutional - you’d think they’d comment as an important plank on their platform. 

By John Longenecker - Monday, August 11, 2008 - Full Story

Of Halloweens past and present

Trying to come up with original costumes for Halloween? 

By News on the Net - Saturday, August 9, 2008 - Full Story