Testifies on Newly Uncovered MATRIX Program Documents
"Newly obtained documents concerning the MATRIX data
surveillance program make it clear that, contrary to the
claims of boosters, this state-run program represents part
of a radical new trend toward mass-surveillance of the American
people, the American Civil Liberties Union said today."
Investigators need Matrix information
by Matt Apuzzo
"Connecticut's top police official told lawmakers
Tuesday that a multistate crime database represents the
future of law enforcement, despite the heavy criticism privacy
activists are heaping on the system."
official: Fair to curtail some rights in times of terror
by Beth Gardiner
"Deploying troops on the home front is very different
from waging war abroad. Soldiers are trained to kill, whereas
civilian peace officers are trained to respect constitutional
rights and to use force only as a last resort. That fundamental
distinction explains why Americans have long resisted the
use of standing armies to keep the domestic peace."
in the U.S.A.: The Creeping Militarization of the Home Front
Britain's attorney general defended the government's tough
anti-terrorism laws Wednesday, saying it was fair to restrict
some legal rights to guard against violent attacks."