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DHS Approves Seizure of Cell Phones and Laptops within 100 Miles of Border; Report Remains Secret

From AllGov:

Americans have no Fourth Amendment rights against unreasonable searches and seizures if they happen to be within 100 miles of the border, according to the “Executive Summary” of a still-secret report by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). As the ACLU-created map above shows, nearly 2/3 of Americans (197 million people)—including the entire populations of Florida, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Washington, DC, and Michigan—live in this “Constitution free” zone, as do the residents of the nation’s five most populous cities: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston and Philadelphia.

The secret report is DHS’s response (two years late) to critics of its policy, in place since at least 2008, of allowing border control agents, without a warrant or even a suspicion of wrongdoing, to search any travelers’ electronic devices (laptops, cell phones, tablets, cameras, etc.) and seize data they find. According to a Freedom of Information Act request (FOIA) filed three years ago by the ACLU, DHS subjected more than 6,500 travelers—nearly half of them U.S. citizens—to searches under this policy between October 2008 and June 2010.

http://www.allgov.com/news/top-stories/homeland-security-app...




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Gotta stop those transparency

Gotta stop those transparency leaks somehow, huh

I plan on exercising a little

I plan on exercising a little self defense if anyone tries searching my persons or property without a search warrant.

If ignorance is bliss, Washington DC must be heaven.

An attempt to establish precedent.

"Americans have no Fourth Amendment rights against unreasonable searches and seizures if they happen to be within 100 miles of the border, according to the “Executive Summary” of a still-secret report by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)."

I do not recall the Constitution, which is the Law of the Land, ever stating this. Therefore, it is null and void.

When Americans have had enough of being pulled by a nose ring, when it happens to Joe and Sue Shmoe and not 'somebody else', or one of their own who are in college or making their start..

Then again, Hunger Games II is due out November.

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