Government agents brutalizing people are in the wrong, whether or not we sympathize with those on the receiving end.
In "Operation Asian Touch," federal agents coerced suspected human-trafficking victims into sex acts. Local cops seized money and threw them in jail.
Plus: Santa Cruz decriminalizes shrooms, the feds target medical marijuana in Michigan, "the growing threat to free speech online," and more...
Keeping America safe!
Longstanding discipline problems at DHS provide a glimpse of what fans of bigger government on the right and left would inflict on us.
Plus: Juul targeted for smoking cessation claims, federal budget deficit tops $1 trillion, and more...
Plus: The U.K. wants to be "the safest place in the world to be online," and Mike Gravel is running for president.
Plus: why Gary Johnson will be good for the Senate, "toxic culture" at the TSA, the dismissal of an anti-FOSTA lawsuit, and a new economic freedom index.
No curtain calls for any security theater performances.
Fearmongering responses at the idea that the feds don't need to run everything
Minneapolis is being transformed into a police state.
The fate of the popular adult ad platform remains unclear after a raid on Eros' North Carolina servers.
As America deals with terrorist attacks and mass shootings, DHS and the FBI are busy enforcing misdemeanor vice laws.
Security officials who fail every test thrown their way, plan to inflict the punishment for those shortcomings on airline passengers.
Secretary John Kelly wants you to know that the problem is you, not them.
Fifteen years later, we really do have "nothing to fear but fear itself"
Not everything can be a "top priority." We have to choose.
Teen Girl Sells Sex. Teen Boy Serves as Bodyguard. Teen Boy Gets Arrested by Homeland Security for Child Sex-Trafficking
If convicted, the boy-an 18-year-old homeless refugee from Ghana-faces a mandatory minimum of 10 years in federal prison, with life imprisonment possible.
Five federal agencies and several California police departments worked for over a year to take down a site where sex workers advertised.
So terrorism is solved, right?
But... but... these ladies were "human trafficking" themselves!
From telling hotel workers to look for used condoms to shuttering escort sites to nation-wide stings, cops are going after prostitutes with new energy.
For the first time in U.S. history, some citizens may be singled out for scarlet letters on their passports.
"Flight Attendants and airline employees will be the 'boots in the air' fighting human trafficking," say federal officials.
Frequent minibar-restock requests and refusal of maid service for several days also listed among signs you might be a sex trafficker.
Rand Paul, Jeff Flake want to limit the types of French and European citizens America will let visit without a background check
That we even fear it shows what a crummy policy Real I.D. is.
Security measures don't make us safer, but they're apparently here to stay
Security theater comes to a stadium near you
They're scarily vague and broad.
If we treat everyday life as a permanent state of emergency, we render ourselves helpless and at risk.
Ordered by DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson
Important victory over the secretive system