Posts Tagged ‘homeland security’

Is There a S.W.A.T. Convention Going On at the Union Square Hilton These Days? Check Out the Rolling Stock

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

Joshua Clements is all over this sitch down in Union Square:

“Homeland Security, A-Team van, SWAT team, mobile command post, Army Hummer, SFPD Bomb Squad, all in front of the Hilton.”

This urban assault vehicle used to be a GMC, or a Chevy or a Ford or a Hummer a Jeep or maybe a Dodge – I’ve narrowed it down that far:

An excellent shot from The Tender, Your Daily Cut of the Loin

Get more shots of this paramilitary fooferall at The Tens.

Hacker Chris Paget Can Detect Your Passport Card From Inside His Car!

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

Do you have an official U.S. Passport Card in your wallet that you use to reenter the U.S after a trip to Mexico or Canada? Well that’s your secret, unless you’ve been walking on the streets of San Francisco. If so, there’s a chance that hacker Chris Paget has detected the RFID chip in your card from his minivan.

Check the video.

Chris has his sights set on the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative. Looks like a direct hit from here.

Welcome to the Brave New World.

Homeland Security Hands Out Traffic Tickets in San Francisco – Your Tax Dollars at Work

Friday, March 21st, 2008

Routine stop on Market Street in San Francisco, March 20, 2008. Click to enlarge.
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“The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS), commonly known in the United States as “Homeland Security”, is a Cabinet department of the federal government of the United States with the responsibility of protecting the territory of the United States from terrorist attacks and responding to natural disasters.”