Teen arrested in string of auto burglaries

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Alisa Boswell A 14-year-old girl from Portales was arrested by Eastern New Mexico University police on Oct. 7 after police say she was caught on campus surveillance videos burglarizing cars. ENMU Chief of Police Brad Mauldin said a string of auto burglaries began on campus shortly before the video system was installed in August of […]

Air Force gears up with Eagle Eyes

From Special Headquarters, AF Office of Special Investigation PA With the build-up of Air Force Special Operations Command, Air Force Office of Special Investigations Detachment 120 is trying to get the word out about its Air Force-wide program intended to deter terrorism by recognizing and reporting pre-attack activities. The program, known as Eagle Eyes, is […]

Muslims unfair target of FBI surveillance

Supporters of the Patriot Act and other expansive efforts to fight the “war on

Editorial: FISA creates loopholes that allow for abuse

The Senate passed Wednesday the FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) Amendments Act of 2008 as a “compromise” between Democrats and Republicans, although it was by and large a victory for the Bush administration. President Bush signed it into law on Thursday. Twenty Democrats voted for the bill, including Sen. Barack Obama, who has been criticized […]

Political compromise possible, even likely on surveillance issues

The House of Representatives last week thumbed its nose at President Bush by going on vacation after declining to make a surveillance law permanent — and by issuing contempt citations to former White House counsel Harriet Miers and chief of staff Josh Bolten for not cooperating in a legislative inquiry into the firings of U.S. […]

Cannon to improve security system

By Airman Elliott Sprehe: 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Security is a necessity of any military installation, and with technology rapidly accelerating, Headquarters Air Force Special Operations Command has contracted for a survey of surveillance systems to look at different solutions for both Cannon and Hurlburt Field, Fla. Two […]

Presidential power struggles nothing new

Editorial The program of electronic surveillance of Americans by the National Security Agency that President Bush instituted in secret right after the 9/11 attacks has been controversial enough. Given that it appears to have circumvented the 1978 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which set up a special court to approve warrants for surveillance of Americans, it […]

Congress much too generous with NSA’s powers

Freedom Newspapers The National Security Agency surveillance authorization law passed in the frantic final hours before Congress took its August recess turns out to be much more expansive in its grant of power to spy on Americans without warrants or judicial oversight than had been widely understood at the time of its passage. House Speaker […]

Line between military, intelligence blurred president’s surveillance

Freedom Newspaper It was bad enough when the New York Times revealed that since early 2002, under an executive order from President Bush, the National Security Agency has been conducting surveillance inside the United States, almost certainly on U.S. citizens, without any sort of warrant approved by any sort of court. It was doubly disturbing […]

CONS commander outlines GPC keys to success

Maj. James Eastman As the contracting commander, there are many mission critical issues to deal with every day. At Cannon, we spend about $40 million a year on contracts for construction projects, purchasing new equipment and for service contracts that keep Cannon running smoothly. However, the one contracting program that has the furthest reach and […]

Courthouse to install surveillance system

Tony Parra There will be a close watch on those in the courthouse in the near future as the Roosevelt County Commission approved to have the installation of surveillance equipment in the courtroom. It was a no-brainer for the commissioners when, during the presentation by 9th Judicial District Deputy Court Administrator Renne Mains, she assured […]