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Court upholds random searches in NYC subway - Terrorists Win!

By rants(80)

The following text is from an Associated Press article:

New York Civil Liberties Union challenged actions as intrusion into privacy

New York police search a commuter’s suitcase at the Union Square subway station in New York.

NEW YORK - A federal appeals court Friday upheld the constitutionality of the city’s random police inspections of subway riders’ bags.

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a challenge by the New York Civil Liberties Union, which argued that the searches were ineffective and an unprecedented intrusion into privacy.

The appeals court ruled that a lower court judge properly concluded the program put in place in July 2005 after the deadly London subway bombings was a reasonably effective deterrent and that the intrusion on riders’ privacy was minimal.

It was proper for Judge Richard M. Berman to conclude that preventing a terrorist attack on the subway was important enough to subject subway riders to random searches, the court wrote.

The ruling noted that the system had been targeted, unsuccessfully, at least twice in the last nine years and that it was “unsurprising and undisputed that terrorists view it as a prime target.”

New York Civil Liberties Union attorneys were reading the decision Friday and had no immediate comment.

What the hell is wrong with this country? Why would we allow ourselves to be searched? Have the "terrorists" already won?..It would appear so, since we are living terrorized.

Traditionally the judicial branch was the champion of our freedoms, but now even they gravitate to the massive idiotic ideas of the bush administration and the right.

9/11 was a tragic incident 5 years ago, and the right has since used it as an excuse for this police state to continue. Since Bush our country has become more hostile, and therefore much more INsecure.

We have lost any reasonable expectation of privacy. The Bush administration admits that they tap our phone calls and monitor our bank accounts. They blame the media for exposing these injustices, instead of taking credit for the civil rights violations that have taken place at their order. Just imagine what they do that we haven't even discovered yet?

Since Bush was first elected we have had massive deficits, and for what? So his buddies can make billions off of the defense contracts that he issued?

Is our country any better off now than it was eight years ago in any respect? The answer is an unequivical NO.

He stole the election the first time, and the second time he was elected by less than 100,000 idiots in Ohio. Well, this time he can't win...Thank God.

Now it is time for us to clean up the mess he created and bring this country back to the the well respected, great nation that it is meant to be. Lets regain our freedoms. Washington is there to protect and serve, not to dictate and abuse.

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Posted to ProBlogs.com on Monday, January 01, 2007
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Comment by rants(80)
Interesting to see the Bush apologists above. Well, if you elect a berk - what you get is a berk. Oh boy, have you got a berk!

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