Homeland Security to Train Firefighters to Help Identify Terror Suspects

The Bush Administration is proceeding with its plan to train firefighters to help identify terror suspects in a move that could threaten not just civil liberties but the firefighters themselves. 

As previously discussed on this blog, firefighters are being trained to help identify terror suspects. The Homeland Security people have realized that fire inspectors and firefighters can do someone that it cannot as a general rule: enter homes without a warrant. This is the latest effort to create a network of people asked to perform such a role. The Bush Administration has previously enlisted truckers, medical staff, postal workers, and of course telecommunication companies. It moves us closer to the goal of “total transparency” often discussed among security people: making people more visible to surveillance and monitoring.

It also seems to confirm the statement of the deputy national security director that Americans need to simply get over their old-fashioned concepts of privacy. For Kerr’s dismissal of privacy, click here

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  4. I have followed Sibel Edmonds via Lukery for a couple of years. Perhaps here is a good chance to test the ‘State Secrets’ statutes. The litany of governmental offenses that touch Sibel Edmonds is too long for mention here, but certainly worth a look-see with Lukery.

  5. Jonathan,

    thanks for your reply.

    I’ve been actively involved with Sibel’s case for a number of years. In many ways she was a ‘canary in the coal mine’ for the abuse of the SSP by this administration.

    Would you be available for a phone interview to discuss the case? (I can’t find a contact email address for you on the site)

    Thanks

    Lukery

  6. Lukery:

    I am familiar with Sibel Edmonds and have tried to follow her case. It is quite a story and equally disturbing.

  7. I’m, just puttin’ IT out there… Anybody care to comment?

    The character of Deputy Dawg (a dog) was a deputy sheriff in the Mississippi bayous of the United States. The other main characters were the ‘varmints’ Muskie Muskrat, Moley Mole, Possible ‘Possum, Ty Coon, Vincent van Gopher, and Dawg’s boss the Sheriff, as well as Mrs. Deputy. Much of the comedy was sight gag/action based with some focused around comical accents and stereotypical southern characteristics. Deputy Dawg was voiced by Dayton Allen, a prolific Hollywood voice actor who voiced many Terrytoons characters in television and theatrical shorts in the 1950s and 1960s. The cartoon character is often mimicked for days on end by Eamon Swift around North London.

    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0020436/

    Dayton Allen
    Date of Birth:
    24 September 1919, New York, New York, USA more
    Date of Death:
    11 November 2004, Hendersonville, North Carolina, USA. (stroke) more
    Trivia:
    Best known for the voices of Deputy Dawg, the grumpy marionette Phineas T… more

    Filmography

    1. Appointment with Fear (1985)
    … aka Deadly Presence (USA)

    2. The Cotton Club (1984) …. Solly

    3. Oscar’s Thinking Cap (1971)
    4. The Proton Pulsator (1970) (voice) …. Astronaut
    5. “Lancelot Link: Secret Chimp” (1970) TV series (voice) …. Lancelot Link
    … aka The Lancelot Link Secret Chimp Hour
    6. Martian Moochers (1970)

    7. Baron Von Go-Go (1967) (voice) …. James Hound
    8. Frozen Sparklers (1967) (voice) …. James Hound
    9. Marvin Digs (1967) (voice) (uncredited) …. Marvin/Marvin’s Dad
    10. Bugged by a Bug (1967) (voice) …. James Hound
    11. Fancy Plants (1967) (voice) …. James Hound
    12. Mr. Winlucky (1967) (voice) …. James Hound
    13. Traffic Trouble (1967) (voice) …. James Hound
    14. Dr. Rhinestone’s Theory (1967) (voice) …. James Hound
    15. Which Is Witch? (1967) (voice) …. James Hound
    16. A Voodoo Spell (1967) (voice) …. James Hound
    17. It’s for the Birds (1967) (voice) …. James Hound
    18. The Heat’s Off (1967) (voice) …. James Hound
    19. The Famous Skyscraper (1966) (voice) …. James Hound
    20. Dreamnapping (1966) (voice) …. James Hound
    21. “Mighty Heroes” …. Astronaut (1 episode)
    – The Proton Pulsator (????) TV episode (voice) …. Astronaut
    22. The Rain Drain (1966) (voice) …. James Hound
    23. Varoom Service (1966) (TV) (voice)
    24. The Monster Master (1966) (voice) …. James Hound
    25. Dr. Ha Ha (1966) (voice) …. James Hound
    26. Monstrous Monster (1966) (TV) (voice)
    27. Mummy’s Thumb (1966) (TV) (voice)
    28. Napoleon Bonefly (1966) (TV) (voice)
    29. Ferocious Fly (1966) (TV) (voice)
    30. Private Fly (1966) (TV) (voice)
    31. Throne for a Loss (1966) (TV) (voice)
    32. Stage Plight (1966) (TV) (voice)
    33. Horse Shoe Fly (1966) (TV) (voice)
    34. Think Shrink (1966) (TV) (voice)
    35. Nuggets to You (1966) (TV) (voice)
    36. Fort Fangenstein (1966) (TV) (voice)
    37. Lady Deflyah (1966) (TV) (voice)
    38. Fortune Kooky (1966) (TV) (voice)
    39. From Riches to Rags (1966) (TV) (voice)
    40. Suit Yourself (1966) (TV) (voice)
    41. Sphinx Jinx (1966) (TV) (voice)
    42. Flying Cup and Saucer (1966) (TV) (voice)
    43. Crumby Mummy (1966) (TV) (voice)
    44. Horror-Scope (1966) (TV) (voice)
    45. Gems from Gemini (1966)
    46. “Milton the Monster” (1965) TV series (voice) …. Prof. Weirdo/Fearless Fly/Stuffy Durma/Bradley Brinkley/Flukey Luke/Chester Penguin (1965-1968)
    … aka The Milton the Monster Show (USA)
    47. Scullgaria Forever (1965) (TV) (voice)
    48. Monster vs. Mobster (1965) (TV) (voice)
    49. Boo to You (1965) (TV) (voice)
    50. Witch Crafty (1965) (TV) (voice)
    51. Hearse Thief (1965) (TV) (voice)
    52. V for Vampire (1965) (TV) (voice)
    53. Kid Stuff (1965) (TV) (voice)
    54. Camp Gitchy Gloomy (1965) (TV) (voice)
    55. Si Si Fly (1965) (TV) (voice)
    56. Monstrous Escape (1965) (TV) (voice)
    57. Fly Hijack (1965) (TV) (voice)
    58. House Fly Guest (1965) (TV) (voice)
    59. “The Munsters” …. Dr. Willoughby (1 episode, 1965)
    – Operation Herman (1965) TV episode …. Dr. Willoughby
    60. Horror-Baloo (1965) (TV) (voice)
    61. Goon Platoon (1965) (TV) (voice)
    62. Sly Fly (1965) (TV) (voice)
    63. Solitary Refinement (1965) (voice) (uncredited) …. Boobie/Zookeeper
    64. Captain Fligh (1965) (TV) (voice)
    65. Medium Undone (1965) (TV) (voice)
    66. Ghoul School (1965) (TV) (voice)
    67. Monsters for Hire (1965) (TV) (voice)
    68. Zelda the Zombie (1965) (TV) (voice)
    69. Who Do Voodoo? (1965) (TV) (voice)
    70. “The Astronut Show” (1965) TV series (voice) …. Luno
    71. Monster Mutiny (1965) (TV) (voice)
    72. Hector the Protector (1965) (TV) (voice)
    73. The Itch (1965) (voice) (uncredited) …. The Man
    74. Fatty Karate (1965) (TV) (voice)
    75. Invincible vs. Invisible (1965) (TV) (voice)
    76. The Bomb’s Rush (1965) (TV) (voice)
    77. Trick or Treatment (1965) (TV) (voice)
    78. Palace Malice (1965) (TV) (voice)
    79. Weather Magic (1965)
    80. Boy Meets Ghoul (1965) (TV) (voice)
    81. Muggy Doo or Die (1965) (TV) (voice)
    82. The Pot Thickens (1965) (TV) (voice)
    83. Fearless Fly Meets the Monsters (1965) (TV) (voice)
    84. Penny Ante (1965) (voice)
    85. Goofy Dr. Goo Fee (1965) (TV) (voice)
    86. Hobo Hootenanny (1965) (TV) (voice)
    87. Gogh Van Gogh (1965) (TV) (voice)
    88. Under Waterloo (1965) (TV) (voice)
    89. From Wrecks to Riches (1965) (TV) (voice)
    90. Crumb Bumming (1965) (TV) (voice)
    91. You Auto Be in Pictures (1965) (TV) (voice)
    92. Sickened Honeymoon (1965) (TV) (voice)
    93. There Auto Be a Law (1965) (TV) (voice)
    94. Let’s Phase It (1965) (TV) (voice)
    95. Missing Masters (1964) (TV) (voice)
    96. Loot Pursuit (1964) (TV) (voice)
    97. Tired Gun (1964) (TV) (voice)
    98. Monstrous Task (1964) (TV) (voice)
    99. Adventure by the Sea (1964) …. Tim
    100. Roc-a-Bye Sinbad (1964) …. Tim
    101. “The New Casper Cartoon Show” (1963) TV series (voice) (uncredited) …. Various (1963)
    102. King Rounder (1963) …. Tim
    103. Split-Level Treehouse (1963) (voice) …. Cleo the Giraffe
    104. Boy Pest with Osh (1963) (TV) (voice)
    105. “The Hector Heathcote Show” (1963) TV series …. Cleo the Giraffe
    106. Trouble in Baghdad (1963) …. Tim
    107. Driven to Extraction (1963) (voice) …. Cleo the Giraffe
    108. Sidney’s White Elephant (1963) (voice) …. Cleo the Giraffe
    109. To Be or Not to Be (1962) (voice) …. Cleo the Giraffe
    110. “The Adventures of Lariat Sam” (1962) TV series (voice) …. Lariat Sam/Tippy-Toes
    111. Peanut Battle (1962) (voice) …. Cleo the Giraffe
    112. Cool Cat Blues (1962) (voice) …. The Cat
    113. Where There’s Smoke (1962) (voice) …. Deputy Dawg
    114. Rebel Trouble (1962) (voice) …. Deputy Dawg
    115. Nobody’s Ghoul (1962) (voice) …. Deputy Dawg
    116. Big Chief No Treaty (1962) (voice) …. Deputy Dawg
    117. Cane and Able (1961) (voice) …. The Cat
    118. “The New Steve Allen Show” (1961) TV series …. Regular (unknown episodes)
    119. Bopin’ Hood (1961) (voice) …. The Cat
    120. Tree Spree (1961) (voice) …. Stanley, Cleo
    121. Two-Ton Baby Sitter (1960) (voice) …. Cleo the Giraffe
    122. The Littlest Bully (1960) (voice) …. Cleo the Giraffe
    123. “The Steve Allen Show” …. Regular / … (7 episodes, 1957-1960)
    … aka The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (USA: new title)
    – Episode #5.27 (1960) TV episode …. Regualr
    – Episode #5.26 (1960) TV episode …. Regular
    – Episode #5.25 (1960) TV episode …. Regular
    – Episode #5.24 (1960) TV episode …. Regular
    – Episode dated 1960 (1960) TV episode …. Regular
    (2 more)
    124. Tusk, Tusk (1960) (voice) …. Cleo the Giraffe
    125. Top Cat (1960) (voice) …. The Cat

    126. Hide and Go Sidney (1959) (voice) …. Cleo the Giraffe
    127. “The Deputy Dawg Show” (1959) TV series (voice) …. Deputy Dawg
    128. Send Your Elephant to Camp (1959) (voice) …. Cleo the Giraffe
    129. Sick, Sick Sidney (1958) (voice) …. Cleo the Giraffe
    130. Sidney’s Family Tree (1958) (voice) …. Cleo the Giraffe
    131. “The Heckle and Jeckle Show” (1956) TV series (voice) …. Heckle and Jeckle (1956-1971)
    132. “Winky-Dink and You” (1953) TV series …. Mr. Bungle

    133. “The Adventures of Oky Doky” (1948) TV series (voice) …. Oky Doky
    134. “Puppet Playhouse” (1947) TV series (voice) …. Phineas T. Bluster
    … aka Howdy Doody (USA)
    … aka The Buffalo Bob Show
    … aka The Howdy Doody Show (USA: new title)

    Miscellaneous Crew:

    1. “Puppet Playhouse” (1947) TV series (puppeteer)
    … aka Howdy Doody (USA)
    … aka The Buffalo Bob Show
    … aka The Howdy Doody Show (USA: new title)

    Self:

    1. “The Steve Allen Show” …. Himself – Comedian (1 episode, 1959)
    … aka The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (USA: new title)
    – Salute to the U.S. Army (1959) TV episode …. Himself – Comedian

  8. Jonathan

    I wrote a post (and video) linking up your recent appearances (KO, Rhandi Rhodes) discussing the State Secrets Privilege with the case of former FBI translator Sibel Edmonds. The govt used the SSP to shut her up because she has evidence of serious wrongdoing and criminality in the govt.

    Are you familiar with her case?

  9. I may be naive, but if they are performing law enforcement functions, then the constitutional rigors that apply to police must also apply to them while they are performing such functions.

    The government is trying to create a class of non-police police who flicker in & out of policehood, evading the relevant restrictions.

    This is an obvious end-run.

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