Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Papers Please

Don't get used to people asking for your papers. Push them back by knowing your rights.
clipped from arstechnica.com

ACLU: 2/3 of US population lives in "Constitution-free" zone

By Jon Stokes
| Published: October 23, 2008 - 09:45PM CT

In the intervening years, the ACLU has been collecting other reports of such inland "border" checkpoints, and has built its new "Constitution-Free Zone" campaign around them. Unfortunately for the ACLU, few of the folks who have been subject to search at such checkpoints have actually come forward with complaints, but the ones who did speak up have compelling and troubling stories.

Peppard, a member of the ACLU, refused the search, at which point he was questioned repeatedly, and eventually escorted from his car while the agents searched it. Segments of Peppard's account of the incident, which the ACLU has posted in video form on their site, would almost be funny if the issue weren't so serious.

one wonders just how far the Feds will push this internal checkpoint
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