It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

Internal DHS Documents Detail Expansion Of Power To Read And Copy Travelers Papers

page: 1
3

log in

join
share:

posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 04:29 PM
link   

Internal DHS Documents Detail Expansion Of Power To Read And Copy Travelers Papers


www.eff.org

San Francisco - Recently obtained documents show that last year the Department of Homeland Security quietly reversed a two-decades-old policy that restricted customs agents from reading and copying the personal papers carried by travelers, including U.S. citizens. The documents were made public today by the Asian Law Caucus (ALC) and Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), which sued the government under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to obtain policies governing the searches and questioning of travelers at the nation’s borders.

(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 04:29 PM
link   
Add this to the list of civil liberties violations committed by the gestapo goons of DHS. First search, seizure and theft of laptops, and now any PAPERS can come under the same fascist rule. And all with ZERO probable cause!

But remember, it's all for the sheeples protection...lol

Heil!


"For more than 20 years, the government implicitly recognized that reading and copying the letters, diaries, and personal papers of travelers without reason would chill Americans' rights to free speech and free expression," said Shirin Sinnar, ALC staff attorney. "But now customs officials can probe into the thoughts and lives of ordinary travelers without any suspicion at all."




www.eff.org
(visit the link for the full news article)

[edit on 24-9-2008 by DimensionalDetective]



 
3

log in

join