Homeland Security Approves Seizure of Cell Phones and Laptops within 100 Miles of Border & My Posted Comment . . .

Now we see how the chemtrails/Fukushima, Japan/B.P. Oil Spill/Hurricane Sandy/wireless technology all fit together to depopulate the coastlines - precisely the No-Constitution zones.  George H.W. Bush already sterilized 70% of the fertile native American women on the US-CA border... this rollout of the NWO is happening very fast - and it's a military deployment.
Leuren Moret

Homeland Security Approves Seizure of Cell Phones and Laptops within 100 Miles of Border; Report Remains Secret
By Matt Bewig | AllGov | February 11, 2013


  (graphic: ACLU)
Americans have no Fourth Amendment rights against unreasonable searches and seizures if they happen to be within 100 miles of the border, according to the “Executive Summary” of a still-secret report by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). As the ACLU-created map above shows, nearly 2/3 of Americans (197 million people)—including the entire populations of Florida, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Washington, DC, and Michigan—live in this “Constitution free” zone, as do the residents of the nation’s five most populous cities: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston and Philadelphia.

The secret report is DHS’s response (two years late) to critics of its policy, in place since at least 2008, of allowing border control agents, without a warrant or even a suspicion of wrongdoing, to search any travelers’ electronic devices(laptops, cell phones, tablets, cameras, etc.) and seize data they find. According to a Freedom of Information Act request (FOIA) filed three years ago by the ACLU, DHS subjected more than 6,500 travelers—nearly half of them U.S. citizens—to searches under this policy between October 2008 and June 2010.

The Executive Summary of the secret report, which DHS is allowing the public to see, sets forth its conclusions without even summarizing the reasoning underlying them. Thus it asserts that “imposing a requirement that officers have reasonable suspicion in order to conduct a border search of an electronic device would be operationally harmful without concomitant civil rights/civil liberties benefits,” but is silent on how DHS defines “civil rights/civil liberties benefits” or how it balances these against its institutional needs.

The ACLU, which has already filed an FOIA request demanding the full report, released a statement arguing that “allowing government agents to search through all of a traveler’s data without reasonable suspicion is completely incompatible with our fundamental rights: our Fourth Amendment right to privacy—and more specifically the right to be free from unreasonable searches—is implicated when the government can rummage through our computers and cell phones for no reason other than that we happen to have traveled abroad. Suspicionless searches also open the door to profiling based on perceived or actual race, ethnicity, or religion. And our First Amendment rights to free speech and free association are inhibited when agents at the border can target us for searches based on our exercise of those rights.”

To Learn More:
DHS Watchdog OKs ‘Suspicionless’ Seizure of Electronic Devices Along Border 
(by David Kravets, Wired)

1 Comment »

  1. None of this would be happening, if it were not for the all the tens of millions of American citizens being willfully distracted, wantonly ignorant of, and even when more than suspicious, have keep their mouths shut, in the aftermath of 9/11.
    Obama is the Terrorist-In-Chief; a proven enemy of the US Constitution’s Bill of Rights. They are superior to any authority, professed legitimacy, of anyone to say and act as if they are meaningless! For, that is high treason in fact. Obama, Biden, those under them in the executive branch, those in congress, in courts, and mass disinformation complex aka, the Mass Media Mind-fuck!

    Expect nothing more than a obsequious and craven congress at the State of Union address by the imperial punk Obama. 

    The immediate move to impeach should take place by a standing vote in the US House of Representatives during the State of the Union address. Romans were more decisive as on the Ides of March. We can vote, the nation should vote in unison in making Public Policy and Law. The Supreme Court in Citizens United proves it has no respect for and fair elections, and politicians are out to raise campaign funds more than anything else, especially political awareness. I see no ‘”Rule of Law’” just repression of ‘We the People’ political prostitution, state-terrorism via false flag psyops and the chronic cravenness. 
    Bill Mitchell
    Comment by Bill Mitchell | February 11, 2013 | Reply