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In Philadelphia, you don’t have to visit the airport to have the government molest you, TSA-style “stop, question and frisk” pat downs are already being conducted by police on the streets targeting people who act suspicious, by doing things like putting their hands in their coat pocket.
Originally posted by matrixportal
This is blatant disregard for the constitution not only by the police officers, but by the Americans allowing this invasion of privacy and personal rights. Why are we letting people in a uniform feel us up???
Originally posted by Animatrix
Acting "suspicious" these days is considered taking pictures, standing with your hands in your coat pockets in the middle of winter or maybe even whispering something to a friend on the sidewalk?
pfft, give me a break.
Well at least the ACLU is finally doing something worthwhile.
Artist Shirley Scheier drove to Snohomish to make the kind of picture you couldn't get in a city -- power lines against an unobstructed sky. She wound up being patted down, handcuffed and put into the back of a police car on that day two years ago, in a detention that lasted 44 minutes.
Originally posted by [davinci]
I had asked if it really was that violent but removed it after reading your post
Originally posted by youdidntseeme
I have walked down the streets with my hands in my pockets alone, with friends, with my wife, with my son, whispering to her about a possible Christmas gift for the kid, never once have been as much as questioned by police, let alone subjected to a Supreme Court sanctioned Terry stop.edit on 6-12-2010 by youdidntseeme because: spelling as usual