Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Fighting the Patriot Act: the ACLU and National Security Letters

"The ACLU is now three-for-three in our battles with the government of the national security letter (NSL) provision of the Patriot Act which radically expanded the FBI's authority to demand personal records like web site visits and e-mail addresses from Internet service providers without prior court approval. The provision also allow the FBI to forbid or "gag" anyone who receives a NSL from telling anyone about the record demand."

Excerpted from June report to ACLU monthly contributors AKA "Guardians of Liberty". To read the entire report click here.

I am proud to be a supporter of the ACLU's efforts. I hope that anyone interested in fighting the continuing evisceration of rights will support the ACLU. Financial contributions are the most helpful, but there many others way to help that cost nothing more than your time. Please visit their website.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Cannabis may be harmful, but not as much as law enforcement

This video from the NYCLU describes how severely slanted cannabis arrests are in New York City.