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Monday, February 11, 2013

It’s NOT the 2nd Amendment they hate, it’s the BILL OF RIGHTS


Maybe it’s the 2nd they FEAR
WIRED, DANGER ROOM:

DHS Watchdog OKs ‘Suspicionless’ Seizure of Electronic Devices Along Border

The Department of Homeland Security’s civil rights watchdog has concluded that travelers along the nation’s borders may have their electronics seized and the contents of those devices examined for any reason whatsoever — all in the name of national security.
The DHS, which secures the nation’s border, in 2009 announced that it would conduct a “Civil Liberties Impact Assessment” of its suspicionless search-and-seizure policy pertaining to electronic devices “within 120 days.” More than three years later, the DHS office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties published a two-page executive summary of its findings.
“We also conclude that imposing a requirement that officers have reasonable suspicion in order to conduct a border search of an electronic device would be operationally harmful without concomitant civil rights/civil liberties benefits,” the executive summarysaid.
The memo highlights the friction between today’s reality that electronic devices have become virtual extensions of ourselves housing everything from e-mail to instant-message chats to photos and our papers and effects — juxtaposed against the government’s stated quest for national security.
The President George W. Bush administration first announced the suspicionless, electronics search rules in 2008. The President Barack Obama administration followed up with virtually the same rules a year later. Between 2008 and 2010,6,500 persons had their electronic devices searchedalong the U.S. border, according to DHS data.
Party is irrelevant to the faceless minions of Kafka-esque authority.
These people are removing individuality, freedom and our rights BECAUSE THEY CAN
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1 Comments:

Blogger midnight rider said...

They can only because we are allowing it.

As one of my very favorite blogers says, what are you (we) prepared to do about it?

Monday, February 11, 2013 1:29:00 am  

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