The Real Moazzam Begg

Ex-Guantanamo detainee Moazzam Begg was arrested earlier today as part of raid conducted by counterterrorism officials in the UK. Begg has spent most of his time living in the UK following his release from Guantanamo in 2005. He is one of the most prolific anti-Guantanamo advocates. Read more of this post

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The Most Dangerous Cities in America

A shocking report failed again to wake up people in charge. Is it coincidence that the areas listed have very restrictive gun laws? We don’t think so. Unarmed citizens are easy prey, a fact which is commonly neglected.

EARLIER this week, the FBI trumpeted the news that violent crime dropped 5.5% in 2010 while reported property crimes fell 2.8% during the depths of the worst economic slowdown since the Great Depression. The news, though, is far from positive. Read more of this post

Knock Knock

Two years after the ill-fated raid on the Branch Davidians, federal law enforcement is still out of control. Reforms are necessary to prevent further disasters.

If you can pass this simple test, you may be qualified to run federal government SWAT team. Read more of this post

Fanning the Flames of Waco

On April 19, 1993, 26 children were killed at the Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas. Six years and one day later, 12 children were killed at Columbine High School. The Columbine murderers are dead, and the man who illegally supplied them a gun is facing a lengthy prison sentence. But those responsible for the deaths of the children at Waco remain at large.
If, as President Clinton and Attorney General Janet Reno claim, the federal government bears no responsibility for the deaths of the children at Waco, why has the federal government worked so hard, and with so much success until recently, to falsify the facts about what happened there? Read more of this post

Child Abuse at Waco

For the sake of the children,” has emerged as one of the most dangerous phrases in American politics. President Clinton has invoked children’s alleged dependence on the federal government not just for his putatively child-oriented programs (such as the misnamed Department of Education), but also for issues that have only a tenuous connection to children, such as his prohibition on semiautomatic firearms, or his terrorism proposals for greater wiretapping and for trials with secret evidence. The most ironic, however, of all the administration’s claims about its love for children is its persistent assertion that the BATF and FBI attacks on the home of the Branch Davidian children in Waco, Texas, were a noble effort to protect the children from child abuse.
And, it turns out, there really was a massive amount of child abuse at Waco, although not exactly as described by the government. Read more of this post

Border effort let guns into criminal hands

U.S. probe aimed at tracing arms to drug cartels lost track of hundreds, including two linked to agent’s death.

A federal operation that allowed weapons from the U.S. to pass into the hands of suspected gun smugglers so they could be traced to the higher echelons of Mexican drug cartels has lost track of hundreds of firearms, many of which have been linked to crimes, including the fatal shooting of a Border Patrol agent in December.
The investigation, known as Operation Fast and Furious, was conducted even though U.S. authorities suspected that some of the weapons might be used in crimes, according to a variety of federal agents who voiced anguished objections to the operation. Read more of this post