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Calling the ACLU

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Everybody's buzzing about the Washington Post story today (link fixed) that, in the name of Homeland Security, airport security officers can now seize laptops, hard drives and other electronic devices of anyone entering the country and keep them as long as they want for perusal, no probable cause necessary. They may share contents with other agencies, too.

This not a law, but another liberty-infringing rule foisted upon U.S. citizens by the so-called conservatives in control of the White House. What he said:

"The policies . . . are truly alarming," said Sen. Russell Feingold (D-Wis.), who is probing the government's border search practices. He said he intends to introduce legislation soon that would require reasonable suspicion for border searches, as well as prohibit profiling on race, religion or national origin.

UPDATE: The ACLU, in fact, is on record. It's also all over the wild tale that the TSA has considered braceletting air passengers for purposes of ID and, when necessary, Tasering. No kidding. There is no bottom to the Bush administration.

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