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deminks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-17-08 08:25 PM
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ACLU calls for probe of Chertoff over 'terrorist' watch list
http://rawstory.com/news/2008/ACLU_calls_for_probe_of_DHS_0717.html

The American Civil Liberties Union wants Congress to investigate the Department of Homeland Security's creation of "militarized zones" within the US in its overuse of a terrorist watch list and other programs that endanger privacy and civil liberties.

The Department of Homeland Security has far too many ill-conceived programs that fail to account for privacy, due process and other principles that assure fairness to the innocent, Caroline Fredrickson, director of the ACLU Washington Legislative Office said in a news release. It is time for Congress to recognize the Bush administrations security apparatus is an emperor without any clothes."

Fredrickson said DHS agents are overzealous in their patrol of the "border," sending agents and border check-points up to 150 miles away from the border, in effect transforming "many towns into militarized zones."

Homeland security Secretary Michael Chertoff was testifying Thursday before the House Homeland Security Committee Thursday about DHS's border security procedures.

DHSs collection of personal data on millions of U.S. citizens and its ever-expanding surveillance infrastructure should raise alarms for the committee," Fredrickson said. "DHS provides the illusion of security without the purported benefits to our nation."
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mirrera Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-17-08 08:52 PM
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1. k&r
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deminks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-18-08 01:14 AM
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2. kick for those who haven't seen.
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DFW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-18-08 02:39 AM
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3. They don't have the resources to act on all the information they collect
They are rapidly becoming the Department of Hopeless Statistics
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