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Guy Whitey Corngood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-15-11 07:13 PM
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Is this what they need the ''Patriot Act'' for?
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DN! EXCLUSIVE: Authorities Search and Copy U.S. Journalists Notes, Computer and Cameras After Returning from Haiti

Independent journalist Brandon Jourdan recently returned from Haiti after being on assignment documenting the rebuilding of schools in the earthquake-devastated country. However, when he returned to the United States, he was immediately detained after deboarding the plane by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. He was questioned about his travels and had all of his documents, computer, phone and camera flash drives searched and copied. This is the seventh time Jourdan says he has been subjected to lengthy searches in five years, and has been told by officials that he is on a list. Jourdan joins us in our studio. Catherine Crump, a staff attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union, says that Jourdan is not the only one facing such treatment by the Obama administration. Crump says many journalists and lawyers who often work abroad have also experienced similar interrogationsand the ACLU believes the First and Fourth Amendments must be honored within U.S. airports.
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-15-11 07:44 PM
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1. The first and fourth Amendments aren't supposed to be beliefs,
they are supposed to be the law of the land.
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Guy Whitey Corngood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-15-11 08:18 PM
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2. Well you know. Those things are quaint. nt
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