Skip to comments.States look to rein in government surveillance
Posted on 02/05/2014 2:46:24 AM PST by Olog-hai
Angry over revelations of National Security Agency surveillance and frustrated with what they consider outdated digital privacy laws, state lawmakers around the nation are proposing bills to curtail the powers of law enforcement to monitor and track citizens.
Their efforts in at least 14 states are a direct message to the federal government: If you dont take action to strengthen privacy, we will.
We need to stand up and protect our liberty, said Republican Missouri state Sen. Rob Schaaf, author of a digital privacy bill.
Police groups, however, say the moves will in some cases hinder efforts to deter or solve crimes.
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And 0bamao sez, “If you like your liberty, you can keep it.”
Yet the States send a few Congressmen and two Senators each to DC that do squat.
Stop blaming the NSA. It’s our representation that’s #’d up. Please.
It is indeed more difficult to solve "crimes" when you can't just stop every single person or car on the street at every single street corner and rifle through their pockets to see where they've been, which is more or less what license plate readers and cell tower records do for you.
Such a deterrent is un-American. It’s more appropriate for a state like the USSR. It’s the growing US police state that needs to be deterred.