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Super Bowl security team unveiled in Tampa listen

12/10/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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The Super Bowl will take place in Tampa in 52 days. Today local and federal law enforcement officials spoke to reporters about the security steps underway now and those that will commence leading up to the big game.

Steve Ibisen is the FBI special agent in charge of security at the Super Bowl. He said the FBI’s role is to prepare to meet any threat, including a possible terrorist attack. His agency will operate a join operations center for all law enforcement.

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Groups file suit over citizenship delays listen

02/27/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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This morning in front of the Federal Courthouse in downtown Tampa, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center announced they were filing federal lawsuits challenging lengthy delays in processing the citizenship applications of Florida Muslims.

Jamila Baraka, with the Tampa chapter of CAIR, discussed the suit.

“We’ve recently filed one set of what we expect will be many waves of class-action lawsuits related to naturalization delays thr...

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ACLU responds to FBI biometric database listen

01/07/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Last month the Washington Post reported on an FBI program to build a $1-billion database containing the biometric information of Americans. The FBI will also keep fingerprints of workers on file so that employers can be notified if employees are arrested.

But civil liberties advocates oppose such a biometric database. Last week, WMNF’s Seán Kinane spoke with Barry Steinhardt, director of the Technology and Liberty Program with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) about the FBI’...

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