Category: Homeland Security News

SurveillanceEFF Urges Federal Appeals Court to Rehear Case Involving Unconstitutional Baltimore Aerial Surveillance Program By Nathaniel Sobel Published 2 December 2020 In May, the Baltimore Police Department launched its Aerial Investigation Research (AIR) Pilot Program. For six months, three surveillance aircrafts operated by a private company called Persistent Surveillance Systems flew over Baltimore—covering about 90

TerrorismTeaching Anti-Terrorism: How France and England Use Schools to Counter Radicalization By Jonathan James Published 3 December 2020 The murder of the schoolteacher Samuel Paty, beheaded by 18-year-old Abdoullakh Abouyedovich Anzorov in October 2020 after Paty had shown caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad during a civic education lesson, has understandably caused shock and fear among

PandemicCDC Panel Moves Health Workers, Nursing Home Residents to Front of COVID Vaccine Line Published 2 December 2020 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) vaccine advisory group, in an emergency meeting Monday, approved an interim recommendation for who should receive the first COVID-19 vaccine doses once authorized, which puts healthcare workers and nursing

PandemicBritain Becomes First Nation to Approve Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Published 2 December 2020 Britain has given emergency approval to a new COVID-19 vaccine developed by U.S.-based pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, becoming the world’s first western nation ready to begin mass inoculations against a disease that has sickened nearly 64 million people worldwide, including more than 1.4