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NYers to NYPD: 'I Do Not Consent to Being Searched'
The Village Voice ^ | July 21st, 200 | by Chisun Lee

Posted on 07/22/2005 11:06:07 AM PDT by BigFinn


Spend $16.99 so you can wear this to your grave

Reacting to the NYPD's announcement Thursday afternoon that police would randomly—but routinely—search the bags of commuters, one concerned New Yorker quickly created a way for civil libertarians to make their views black-and-white. In a few outraged moments, local immigrant rights activist Tony Lu designed t-shirts bearing the text, "i do not consent to being searched." The minimalist protest-wear can be purchased here, in various styles and sizes. (Lu will not get a cut. The shirts' manufacture, sale, and shipment, will be handled by the online retailer. Lu encourages budget-conscious New Yorkers to make their own and wear them everywhere.)

Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly had announced the legally obvious—that New Yorkers are free to decline a search and "turn around and leave." But Lu, who is a lawyer at Urban Justice Center, warned that even well-intentioned cops could interpret people's natural nervousness or anger as "reasonable suspicion." The possibility of unjustified interrogation and even arrest is real, Lu said.

Although police promised they would not engage in racial profiling, Lu said that, as with all street-level policing, people of color and poor immigrants would be particularly vulnerable, especially if encounters lead to arrests.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Miscellaneous; US: New York; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: baaaaa; libertarianfools; nonprofiling; nothintohidehere; nyc; nypd; sheeple; stupidliberals; tshirt; villagevoiceisarag; wot
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I just love to expose the stupidity and navite of the luny left. Enjoy.
1 posted on 07/22/2005 11:06:09 AM PDT by BigFinn
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To: BigFinn

Fine. Then the cops do not consent to let them on the subway.

Moonbats.


2 posted on 07/22/2005 11:06:59 AM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Official RKBA Landscaper and Arborist, Duchess of Green Leafy Things)
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To: BigFinn

"Spend $16.99 so you can wear this to your grave"

That pretty much says it...


3 posted on 07/22/2005 11:08:26 AM PDT by milford421
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To: SandyInSeattle

Imagine their fat butts walking anywhere


4 posted on 07/22/2005 11:08:32 AM PDT by bannedfromdu
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To: BigFinn
I live in NYC and I have friends who are cops.

They totally hate this, and think this is one of the dumbest things they have ever been asked to do.

5 posted on 07/22/2005 11:09:59 AM PDT by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
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To: BigFinn

if ya have nothin' to hide; then ya have no reason to object...

maybe the ACLU & the Village Voice would finally wake up to the fact that WE ARE AT WAR if the camel jockeys dropped off one of their infamous IED's at their offices in NYC...
hmmmmmmm


6 posted on 07/22/2005 11:10:01 AM PDT by kellynla (U.S.M.C. 1st Battalion,5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Div. Viet Nam 69&70 Semper Fi)
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To: BigFinn

It would make more of a statement if they just wore "I CONSENT TO BEING BOMBED" T-shirts.


7 posted on 07/22/2005 11:10:08 AM PDT by inkling
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To: BigFinn

yeah, well, no shortage of that sentiment here. Moonbats is a pretty apt description.


8 posted on 07/22/2005 11:11:21 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (In Honor of Terri Schiavo. *check my FReeppage for the link* Let it load and have the sound on.)
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To: kellynla
if ya have nothin' to hide; then ya have no reason to object...

Dangerous thinking.

9 posted on 07/22/2005 11:12:38 AM PDT by beltfed308 (Cloth or link. Happiness is a perfect trunion.)
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To: kellynla
You know who they would be blaming if it happened -- Bush.
10 posted on 07/22/2005 11:13:48 AM PDT by dhs12345
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To: Sonny M

They can resign the nypd if they want.


11 posted on 07/22/2005 11:14:04 AM PDT by I see my hands
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To: Sonny M

they had better start taking it more seriously - because telling citizens to "report suspicious people" and call an 800 number, is about 100 times dumber then having the police be watchful and picking out people to search.


12 posted on 07/22/2005 11:14:29 AM PDT by oceanview
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To: BigFinn

As a New Yorker, I consent to anything that will make me safer. Of course, I don't travel with handcuffs, tubes of K-Y jelly, and a French maid's uniform in my briefcase as many Village Voice readers do.


13 posted on 07/22/2005 11:14:42 AM PDT by RedRover
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To: Sonny M

In N.Y. I think it would be safer for the community if the cops went around checking diplomatic crates, boxes, and pouches, not to mention diplomats. (dogs from the U.N.)


14 posted on 07/22/2005 11:15:03 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: BigFinn

I just can't wait till one of these bozos wears one of these to the airport.


15 posted on 07/22/2005 11:15:16 AM PDT by narby (There are Bloggers, and then there are Freepers.)
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To: Sonny M
I live in NYC and I have friends who are cops. They totally hate this, and think this is one of the dumbest things they have ever been asked to do.

But the London bobbies are apparently on the job.

16 posted on 07/22/2005 11:16:39 AM PDT by narby (There are Bloggers, and then there are Freepers.)
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To: Sonny M

"I have friends who are cops.They totally hate this, and think this is one of the dumbest things they have ever been asked to do."

maybe your "friends the cops" would rather pick up pieces of human flesh and place them in an evidence bag?
hmmmmmmm


quite the contrary, although I don't believe a word you said about cops not wanting to "protect and serve" by checking bags; the "dumbest thing" I've heard is your post!


17 posted on 07/22/2005 11:17:18 AM PDT by kellynla (U.S.M.C. 1st Battalion,5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Div. Viet Nam 69&70 Semper Fi)
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To: Sonny M

How about start training a bunch of bomb-sniffing dogs? Park a couple, with handlers, at every entrance to the subway, or any other pinch-point.


18 posted on 07/22/2005 11:17:29 AM PDT by muleskinner
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To: SandyInSeattle
"Fine. Then the cops do not consent to let them on the subway. "

I agree. Such lunacy! I would think this would draw more attention to yourself? Why not just instruct everyone to wear a big backpack filled up with wadded-up newspapers and with wires hanging out, with the pack dripping coke on the floor, and with melted Limburger cheese smeared on the outside?
19 posted on 07/22/2005 11:17:41 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: BigFinn

20 posted on 07/22/2005 11:17:42 AM PDT by TheForceOfOne (The alternative media is our Enigma machine.)
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