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Do TSA methods provide security that is safe effective and legal?

November 29, 2010
Jim Campbell

On August 17, 2006 U.S. District Judge Anna Diggs Taylor of Detroit, in a case filed by the ACLU, struck down the NSA warrantless wire-tapping program, which she said violates the rights to free speech and privacy. 

This program had been put in place by the administration of President George W. Bush following the devastating events resulting from the attack on U.S. soil on 9-11.

In July 2007, the 6th Circuit court overturned that decision. The ACLU asked the Supreme Court of the United States to consider the ruling, but in February 2008, the Court declined to review the challenge.

Now in what seems to be a turn about the ACLU, Laura W. Murphy, Director of the ACLU Washington Legislative Office said, “The government must keep us safe, but it must do so in a way that is sensible, effective and constitutional. The new ‘enhanced’ security methods are far more intrusive than other methods but have not been shown to be any more effective. Nobody should be forced to choose between ‘naked scans’ and intrusive groping by strangers to keep our airplanes safe.”

The ACLU group has received over 900 complaints on their hotline in one month.

And now… the rest of the story. …..

One Comment leave one →
  1. Rwolf permalink
    November 29, 2010 2:29 pm

    Homeland Security Could Be an Economic Boon For Local Merchants while devastating Large Shopping Centers.

    Homeland Security’s plan to establish Invasive X-ray Scans at entrances of large Shopping Malls will drive off shoppers to buy from non-mall merchants at stand alone stores and small outdoor strip centers in their community. Shopping centers in the U.S. are already dying economically with tenants defaulting, not renewing leases, because they can’t financially make it in this horrific recession. Non-shopping Mall commercial properties in trafficked locations could prove to be a good real estate investment.

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