Homeland Security

An airplane lands at nightfall. (CBS)

Court Says Stanford Student On ‘No-Fly List’ Can Sue Homeland Security

A federal appeals court said a Stanford University student can sue the Department of Homeland Security over her erroneous placement on the government’s “no-fly list.”


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Bay Area Law Enforcement Agencies Prepare to Train in ‘Urban Shield’ Drill

More than 500 members of law enforcement agencies are getting ready to take part in the Bay Area’s non-stop, 48-hour training exercise called “Urban Shield.”


Homeland Security Warns Airports Against New Al Qaeda Threat

The Department of Homeland Security and the FBI have issued a new warning of vigilance to airports that al-Qaeda might be looking to load smaller airplanes with explosives, but don’t have specific threats.



Fruitvale Latinos Call For Repeal Of Homeland Security Program

Latinos in Oakland’s Fruitvale District gathered with some prominent political supporters to call for the repeal of a Homeland Security program they claim promotes racial profiling.


A San Jose Police patrol car. (CBS)

San Jose Police Terminating Partnership With ICE Agents

The San Jose Police Department is letting go of two federal immigration agency investigators it had enlisted to help crack down on escalating gang violence.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–08/24/2011

A San Jose Police patrol car. (CBS)

Immigration Activists Wary Of Federal Agents Working With SJPD

A coalition of activists concerned about the presence of two Homeland Security supervisors, who are helping San Jose Police with gang issues, have gotten their wish, a face-to-face meeting with those officers. However, they said that they still want more.


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Homeland Security Offers San Jose Police Help With Gang Problem

The San Jose Police Department announced they are getting some much-needed assistance in combating gang-related crimes from The Department of Homeland Security.


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Bay Area Coast Guard Not Surprised Bin Laden Planned To Target Oil Tankers

Revelations that Osama bin Laden considered hijacking and blowing up U.S. oil tankers in order to provoke an “extreme economic crisis” came as no surprise to the Coast Guard in the Bay Area.


Caltrain Diridon station, San Jose

Homeland Security Exercise Set For Sunday Afternoon At San Jose Caltrain Station

The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority announced they would conduct a prevention and response exercise Sunday afternoon at the San Jose Diridon Caltrain station.

CBS San Francisco–05/08/2011

Officer of the Bay Area Rapid Transit Police Department walks along a BART train, San Francisco (AP)

BART Balances Heightened Security Amid Crippling Budget Cuts

Osama Bin Laden’s death has mass transit agencies across the US preparing for retaliatory attacks, but they’re also preparing for major cuts in federal funding.