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Volokh Conspiracy: No drone surveillance of crime scene (even from 150 feet above), police say

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Mar 312015
 

Does the First Amendment include a right to gather information using flying drones? The federal trial court decision in Rivera v. Foley (D. Conn. Mar. 23) is to my knowledge the first court decision to consider the matter, and its largely skeptical of the First Amendment claim though of course it wont be the last word on the subject, both because it is just a trial court opinion, and because it mostly holds that any right to use drones wasnt clearly established at the time of the events.

Here are plaintiff Pedro Riveras factual allegations (keep in mind that they are just the allegations):

[Rivera] is employed as a photographer and editor at a local television station. [O]n February 1, 2014, he heard on a police scanner that there was a serious motor vehicle accident in the City of Hartford. [Rivera] responded to the accident site and began operating his personally owned drone, which [he] describes as a remote-controlled model aircraft outfitted for recording aerial digital images, to record visual images of the accident scene. [Rivera] was standing outside of the area denoted as the crime scene by officers responding to the accident in a public place, operating his device in public space, observing events that were in plain view. [F]rom his position, [Rivera] maneuvered his drone into the demarcated crime scene area by causing it to hover over the accident scene at an altitude of 150 feet.

Officer [Edward] Yergeau and other uniformed members of the Hartford Police Department at the scene of the accident surrounded [him], demanded his identification card, and asked him questions about what he was doing. [Rivera] informed Officer Yergeau and the other police officers that he was a photographer and editor at a local television station, but that he was not acting as an employee of the television station at the time. [Rivera] also acknowledged to Officer Yergeau and the other police officers that he does, from time to time, forward the video feed from his drone to the television station for which he works.

Officer Yergeau and the other police officers demanded that he cease operating the drone over the accident site and leave the area. [I]mmediately after he was ordered to leave the accident site, Officer [Brian] Foley contacted [Rivera]s employer and complained to [Rivera]s supervisor that [Rivera] had interfered with the Departments investigation at the accident site and compromised the crime scenes integrity. Officer Foley either requested that discipline be imposed upon the [Rivera] by his employer, or suggested that the employer could maintain its goodwill with the employer [sic] by disciplining the [Rivera]. [A]s a direct and proximate result of Officer Foleys contact with [Rivera]s employer, [Rivera] was suspended from work for a period of at least one week.

Because Rivera was suing for damages, and because he couldnt show any city policy of blocking drone overflights, he could prevail only if he could overcome the police officers qualified immunity he had to show that the officers conduct violate[d] a clearly established constitutional right, and any reasonable officer would have realized this. The court concluded that no right to gather information through videorecording had been recognized under Supreme Court and Second Circuit precedent. (Several decisions from other circuits have recognized such a right, but two others have held that no such right was clearly established at the time of those decisions, and in any event the Second Circuit, in which this particular case arose, hadnt spoken.)

But the court went further, concluding that, even if a right to videorecord was recognized, it did not clearly extended to hovering above even 150 feet above the site of a major motor vehicle accident and the responding officers within it, effectively trespassing onto an active crime scene (paragraph break added):

[I]n cases where the right to record police activity has been recognized by our sister circuits, it appears that the protected conduct has typically involved using a handheld device to photograph or videotape at a certain distance from, and without interfering with, the police activity at issue. See, e.g., Glik v. Cunniffe, 655 F.3d 78, 84 (1st Cir. 2011) ([T]he complaint indicates that Glik filmed the officers from a comfortable remove and neither spoke to nor molested them in any way. Such peaceful recording of an arrest in a public space that does not interfere with the police officers performance of their duties is not reasonably subject to limitation.); Am. Civ. Liberties Union of Illinois v. Alvarez, 679 F.3d 583, 607 (7th Cir. 2012) (While an officer surely cannot issue a move on order to a person because he is recording, he police may order bystanders to disperse for reasons related to public safety and order and other legitimate law-enforcement needs. Nothing we have said here immunizes behavior that obstructs or interferes with effective law enforcement or the protection of public safety.).

By contrast, here [Rivera] directed a flying object into a police-restricted area, where it proceeded to hover over the site of a major motor vehicle accident and the responding officers within it, effectively trespassing onto an active crime scene. See, e.g., U.S. v. Causby, 328 U.S. 256, 266 (1946) (holding that invasions to airspace situated within the immediate reaches of land including airspace so close to the land that invasions of it affect the use and enjoyment of the surface of the land are in the same category as invasions to the land itself). Even if recording police activity were a clearly established right in the Second Circuit, [Rivera]s conduct is beyond the scope of that right as it has been articulated by other circuits.

This is probably the most First-Amendment-skeptical part of the courts analysis, and Im not sure its right. Practically, its not clear to me why videorecording a scene from 150 feet above is any more of an intrusion into a police investigation than videorecording it from 150 feet away horizontally or diagonally (if the drone had been off to the side but looking down at angle), at least unless a police helicopter was nearby or was likely to be nearby.

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Aaron Hernandezs Fiance Testifies in Murder Trial

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Mar 272015
 

By Eric Levenson @ejleven

Boston.com Staff | 03.27.15 | 9:20 AM

Shayanna Jenkins, Aaron Hernandezs fiance, is expected to be called to testify in Hernandezs murder trial on Friday.

Jenkins has been granted immunity by the prosecution, which means she can testify without fear of incriminating herself and she does not have the right to plead the Fifth Amendment.

Surveillance video previously seen in court showed Jenkins carrying a black trash bag from Hernandezs house and placing it in the trunk of a car she borrowed from her sister. Prosecutors have said the gun used to kill Odin Lloyd was in that bag, which has not been found.

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ILLUMINATI PLANS TO DESTROY WORLD – DOCUMENTARY 2014 – Video

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Mar 092015
 



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SEO Platforms: How To Get The Most Of The Demo Call

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Feb 242015
 

So, youve decided that your company really needs a solid SEO Platform. Youve done your homework and narrowed things down to a handful of vendors. Now its time for The Demo, that meeting where youll get a run-through of all the bells and whistles.

Whats the best way to prepare for The Demo? What should you look for?

The following is an excerpt from the recently updated report, Enterprise SEO Platforms 2015: A Marketers Guide, published by our sister site, Digital Marketing Depot. The report covers market trends, information on evaluating SEO software, plus profiles of leading vendors in this space.

Set up demos with your short list of vendors within a relatively short timeframe after receiving youve received the RFP responses, to help make relevant comparisons. Make sure that all potential internal users are on the demo call, and pay attention to the following:

Dont be afraid to ask the rep to show you again how something works. Make sure your questions are answered to your satisfaction.

Other questions to ask each vendor include:

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High surf expected at San Diego beaches

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Feb 082015
 

LA MESA (CNS) – A fundraiser was scheduled to be held Sunday for a 33-year-old Heartland Fire & Rescue firefighter who was born with a heart condition and is now awaiting a heart transplant at a Los Angeles hospital.

Deputy Fire Marshal Adam Beardsley was diagnosed with blood clots in his lungs in September. Following months of treatment, his doctors discovered that his heart had significantly weakened and he was in need of a heart transplant, according to a Gofundme page started by his sister, Katie.

Beardsley was admitted to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center last month and is waiting for a donor heart to become available. His wife of five years, Megan, continues to work in San Diego and visits him in Los Angeles, as do his sister and parents.

A fundraiser scheduled for 1 p.m. at Bolt Brewery, 8179 Center St. in La Mesa was created to offset some of the unexpected expenses the family was taking on, such as often commuting to Los Angeles and renting an apartment close to the hospital, according to the fundraising page.

His recovery is also expected to be costly because he will have to spend two weeks in the hospital post surgery, and another three months of recovery in Los Angeles.

Monetary donations can also be made at gofundme.com/beardsley.

In addition to raising money, Beardsley’s family was also working to raise awareness of the importance of organ donation. Those who wish to become organ donors may do so at lifesharing.org.

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Illuminati & New World Order Conspiracy or Reality 2015 Full Documentary – Video

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Jan 042015
 



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Soul Sister Huddle Up: Live Your Freedom in ’15 – Video

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Dec 312014
 



Soul Sister Huddle Up: Live Your Freedom in '15
Soul Sister Huddle Up: Let's break through the blocks, set a roadmap and our intentions to create FREEDOM in 2015… Join Amber Lilyestrom and fellow female freedom seekers (and creators)…

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Upbringing shapes North Liberty pantry director

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Dec 242014
 

December 24, 2014 | 12:01 am

NORTH LIBERTY Tina DuBoiss voice is matter of fact when she talks about her childhood. Shell tell you about the Christmas she and her sister got coloring books and a table her father made from a door, or how she knew it was a bad year when she and her siblings didnt get socks and underwear for the holidays.

She doesnt hide that she and her sister begged their mother to put them on their schools free and reduced lunch program or that she had to ask for permission to get a $4 pair of canvas shoes to replace the ones that had fallen apart.

If shes bitter that she had so little when some others may have had so much, it never shows. Instead, DuBoiss voice is full of determination and its clear those memories fuel her current passion making food and resources accessible to the families of North Liberty through her role as the executive director of the North Liberty Community Pantry.

I think people should understand that the experience itself isnt the hard part, DuBois said. Its the judgment of others that is the hard part.

Born and raised just outside of Bloomingdale, Mich., DuBois, 38, said there were times that were worse growing up and times that were better, but there was never a time we had a whole lot.

Both her parents worked. Her mother was a secretary and her father sold insurance and worked in construction. Neither was paid very well.

Her grandparents helped the family out by providing produce from their farm.

After graduating high school, DuBois went to Cornell College in Mount Vernon, where she double-majored in psychology and elementary education. While still in college, DuBois obtained an internship at the Cedar Rapids-based Tanager Place which offers programs and resources to children and family and was hired on upon graduating from Cornell in 1999.

Two years later, with Tanagers assistance, DuBois began taking courses at the University of Iowa, where she pursued a masters in social work while working full-time. It was during that time DuBois went to the North Liberty pantry in 2004.

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Funny Woman Is Stephen Colbert’s TV Sister! Real Pitch: Pass Liberty Torch To Kids – Video

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Nov 132014
 



Funny Woman Is Stephen Colbert's TV Sister! Real Pitch: Pass Liberty Torch To Kids
This video is fun spirited, but the goal is real. If Colbert passes the LIBERTY TORCH to kids before his show ends, imagine what could be done next. How about a National Savings Campaign, inspiring.

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The power of 2nd amendment For Black Community – Video

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Nov 052014
 



The power of 2nd amendment For Black Community
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice echoed similar sentiments in 2005 when she explained her strong support of the Second Amendment to Larry King. The way I come out of my own personal …

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Ebola at war with your liberty

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Oct 062014
 

Kekula saved, from left, her sister, Vivian, 28, her mother, Victoria, 57, and her father, Moses, 52.

A one-woman hospital

A one-woman hospital

A one-woman hospital

A one-woman hospital

A one-woman hospital

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Editor’s note: Danny Cevallos is a CNN legal analyst, criminal defense attorney and partner at Cevallos & Wong, practicing in Pennsylvania and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Follow him on Twitter: @CevallosLaw. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.

(CNN) — Passengers on a United Airlines flight from Brussels were quarantined at New Jersey’s Newark airport and later released this weekend over Ebola fears that turned out to be unwarranted. In this case and that of the Ebola patient in Dallas, government and our citizens struggle to define the parameters of the sanctioned suppression of individual liberty that is the quarantine.

In the modern United States, the people boast unparalleled personal freedoms. Whether enumerated in the Constitution or “penumbral,” the inalienable liberties of the individual are designed to never be overridden by the interests of the majority.

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Ebola fight trumps personal liberty

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Oct 062014
 

Kekula saved, from left, her sister, Vivian, 28, her mother, Victoria, 57, and her father, Moses, 52.

A one-woman hospital

A one-woman hospital

A one-woman hospital

A one-woman hospital

A one-woman hospital

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

Editor’s note: Danny Cevallos is a CNN legal analyst, criminal defense attorney and partner at Cevallos & Wong, practicing in Pennsylvania and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Follow him on Twitter: @CevallosLaw. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.

(CNN) — Passengers on a United Airlines flight from Brussels were quarantined at New Jersey’s Newark airport and later released this weekend over Ebola fears that turned out to be unwarranted. In this case and that of the Ebola patient in Dallas, government and our citizens struggle to define the parameters of the sanctioned suppression of individual liberty that is the quarantine.

In the modern United States, the people boast unparalleled personal freedoms. Whether enumerated in the Constitution or “penumbral,” the inalienable liberties of the individual are designed to never be overridden by the interests of the majority.

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Beating Ebola vs. personal liberty

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Oct 062014
 

Kekula saved, from left, her sister, Vivian, 28, her mother, Victoria, 57, and her father, Moses, 52.

A one-woman hospital

A one-woman hospital

A one-woman hospital

A one-woman hospital

A one-woman hospital

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

Editor’s note: Danny Cevallos is a CNN legal analyst, criminal defense attorney and partner at Cevallos & Wong, practicing in Pennsylvania and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Follow him on Twitter: @CevallosLaw. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.

(CNN) — Passengers on a United Airlines flight from Brussels were quarantined at New Jersey’s Newark airport and later released this weekend over Ebola fears that turned out to be unwarranted. In this case and that of the Ebola patient in Dallas, government and our citizens struggle to define the parameters of the sanctioned suppression of individual liberty that is the quarantine.

In the modern United States, the people boast unparalleled personal freedoms. Whether enumerated in the Constitution or “penumbral,” the inalienable liberties of the individual are designed to never be overridden by the interests of the majority.

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How Serious Is the Supreme Court About Religious Freedom?

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Sep 302014
 

A new case will test whether the justices’ defense of conscience in Hobby Lobby applies to minority religions like Muslims, or just to Christians.

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Religious freedom in the United States has ebbed and flowed between two competing concepts: the principled view that religion is a matter of individual conscience that cannot be invaded by the government, and the practical concern once expressed by Justice Antonin Scalia that accommodating all religious practices in our diverse society would be courting anarchy. In June, the Supreme Court ruled in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby that closely held corporations, whose owners objected to contraception on account of sincere Christian beliefs, could not be forced by the Affordable Care Act to include certain contraceptives in their employee insurance plans. In supporting the religious rights of business owners over a national health-care policy predicated on broad participation, the Roberts Court seemed to stake its place on the more protective end of the religious-freedom spectrum.

But the idea that Hobby Lobby creates robust protections will be credible only if the justices are willing to recognize the religious freedom of marginalized religious minoritiesnot just the Judeo-Christian tradition. The next religious-freedom case to come before the Court, Holt v. Hobbs, will test whether the Roberts Courts stance on religious freedom includes a minority faith, Islam, practiced by a disfavored member of our society: a prisoner. At stake are both the state of religious freedom in the country and the Courts reputation.

Hobby Lobby Is Already Creating New Religious Demands on Obama

Holt involves Gregory Holt, an inmate in Arkansas also known as Abdul Maalik Muhammad. A dispute arose between Holt and the states Department of Correction when he sought to grow a one-half-inch beard in observance of his faith. According to the departments grooming policies, inmates may only grow a neatly trimmed mustache. In 2011, Holt filed a lawsuit against the director of the department, Ray Hobbs, and other state employees, saying that the prison had violated his religious rights. After decisions by federal trial and appeals courts in favor of the department, Holt filed a hand-written petition to the Supreme Court, which agreed to review the case. The justices are scheduled to hear arguments in Holt on October 7.

If Hobby Lobby and federal law are faithfully applied, Holt should prevail. Prisoners surrender many of their rights at the prison gates. Lawful incarceration brings about the necessary withdrawal or limitation of many privileges and rights, the Supreme Court wrote in Price v. Johnston more than 60 years ago. In 2000, however, Congress enacted the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA) to help safeguard inmates religious freedom. The law states that the government may not place a substantial burden on a prisoners ability to practice his or her religion unless that burden is the least-restrictive means to achieve a compelling goal.

This standard may sound familiarRLUIPA is the sister statute to the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, or RFRA, the federal law which was at issue in Hobby Lobby. These laws apply to different laws implicating religious freedomRFRA only to federal laws and RLUIPA to the land use and prison contextsbut both ask whether a religious burden is the least-restrictive means of accomplishing the governments compelling goals.

In this case, there is no dispute that the prison regulations substantially burden Holts religious freedom. His Hobsons choiceeither obey the prison grooming policies and violate his religious beliefs, or adhere to his conscience and face disciplinary measuresis a quintessential substantial burden.

But the prison authorities have a compelling reason to restrict Holts ability to practice his religion. In Hobby Lobby, the Supreme Court simply assumed the federal government had sufficient reasons for requiring contraceptive coverage. In Holt, it will likely agree with the departments position that the no-beard policy enhances prison safety and security by removing an important hiding place for contraband and by facilitating the identification of inmates who wish to engage in violence or escape. On their own, however, these reasons dont seem to be enough to satisfy RLUIPA. The regulations will also have to pass the statutes least restrictive means test: The government must meet its goals in the way that best preserves religious liberty. This was also the sticking point in Hobby Lobby. In that case, the government had already made exemptions for religious nonprofit organizations, which undermined its argument that religious exemptions could not be made for certain for-profit corporations. Holt involves a similar situation: Arkansass prisons already offer medical exemptions to their grooming policies, which makes it difficult to argue that religious exemptions are not possible. As a federal appeals court wrote in Fraternal Order of Police v. City of Newark, which concerned Newarks police-department grooming policies, We are at a loss to understand why religious exemptions threaten important city interests but medical exemptions do not. The decision was written by then-Judge Samuel Alito, author of the Hobby Lobby opinion.

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10 Best SEO Announces Top Search Engine Optimization Companies for September 2014

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Sep 092014
 

San Francisco, California (PRWEB) September 09, 2014

10 Best SEO is proud to announce the top ranked search engine optimization companies for September 2014. Evaluating a wide range of qualitative and quantitative variables, the review conducted by 10 Best SEO analyzed and compared SEO agencies from all over the world. The ten firms that came out on top were found to be those that offer the highest quality of service and expertise to customers.

ThinkBIGsites.com of Huntington, New York ranked first on the list of Best SEO Agencies. The firm provides effective and affordable SEO services to all types of companies and projects, whether local, national, or international in scope. As an added benefit, ThinkBIGsites.com offers a free trial period so that clients can experience the value of their custom SEO plan before making any investment in the service.

The #2 top SEO firm is Boostability of Lehi, Utah. This firm specializes in promoting small businesses and corporations on the web. Boostability employs an expert marketing team that helps companies improve their SEO and create loyal customers through sponsored advertisements and social media marketing. The firm also helps companies optimize their websites to ensure they are search engine friendly.

Digital Current of Mesa, Arizona is next on the list of top search engine optimization companies. This firm uses creative, integrated strategies that help companies effectively tell their story online. Digital Current also helps clients create websites that will engage customers and maximize their online marketing ROI.

The other top search engine optimization companies include, in order of rank, SEOValley, Customer Magnetism, SEO Image, WebpageFX, OneIMS, Straight North, and Cynexis.

About 10 Best SEO

Based in San Francisco, California, 10 Best SEO is the sister website to 10 Best Design, a leading review platform for the web design industry. The 10 Best SEO team is made up of experts in online marketing who have marketed for companies featured on INC 500’s fastest growing firms.

10 Best SEO produces a comprehensive directory of search engine optimization firms and conducts an extensive analytic review of all listed companies every month. This review includes client research, online research, reviews, traffic and other SEO rankings.

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Brothers return home to freedom – Video

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Sep 062014
 



Brothers return home to freedom
Henry McCollum and his brother Leon Brown returned home to their sister's house in Fayetteville, N.C. after being released from prison after 30 years. Tuesday a judge ruled that DNA evidence…

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NSA Spying Has a Disproportionate Effect on Immigrants

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May 172014
 

The consequences of eliminating Fourth Amendment protections for all international communication with foreigners

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The U.S. government concedes that it needs a warrant to eavesdrop on phone calls between Americans, or to read the body of their emails to one another. Everyone agrees that these communications are protected by the Fourth Amendment. But the government also argues that Fourth Amendment protections don’t apply when an American calls or writes to a foreigner in another country.

Let’s say, for example, that the head of the NAACP writes an email to a veteran of the South African civil-rights struggle asking for advice about an anti-racism campaign; or that Hillary Clinton fields a call from a friend in Australia whose daughter was raped; or that Jeb Bush uses Skype to discuss with David Cameron whether he should seek the 2016 presidential nomination for the Republican Party. Under the Obama administration’s logic, these Americans have no reasonable expectation of privacy with regard to these conversations, and it is lawful and legitimate for the NSA to eavesdrop on, record, and store everything that is said.

The arguments Team Obama uses to justify these conclusions are sweeping and worrisome, as the ACLU’s Jameel Jaffer capturesin his analysis of the relevant legal briefs:

… the government contends that Americans who make phone calls or send emails to people abroad have a diminished expectation of privacy because the people with whom they are communicatingnon-Americans abroad, that isare not protected by the Constitution. The government also argues that Americans’ privacy rights are further diminished in this context because the NSA has a “paramount” interest in examining information that crosses international borders.

… the government even argues that Americans can’t reasonably expect that their international communications will be private from the NSA when the intelligence services of so many other countries … might be monitoring those communications, too. The government’s argument is not simply that the NSA has broad authority to monitor Americans’ international communications. The US government is arguing that the NSA’s authority is unlimited in this respect. If the government is right, nothing in the Constitution bars the NSA from monitoring a phone call between a journalist in New York City and his source in London. For that matter, nothing bars the NSA from monitoring every call and email between Americans in the United States and their non-American friends, relatives, and colleagues overseas.

All I’d add is that the Obama administration’s encroachments on the Fourth Amendment disparately affect naturalized citizens of the United States, almost all of whom still have friends or family members living in their countries of origin. When I call my parents, email my sister, or text my best friend, my private communications are theoretically protected by the Bill of Rights. In contrast, immigrants contacting loved ones often do so with the expectation that every word they say or write can be legally recorded and stored forever on a server somewhere.

Xenophobia is one factor driving this double-standard. It does real harm to immigrants whose speech is chilled, as is clear to anyone who has made an effort to speak with them.

Yet there has been little backlash against the Obama administration for affording zero constitutional protections to Americans engaged in speech with foreigners, and little sympathy for the innocent Americans, many of them immigrants, who are hurt by the approach Obama and many in Congress endorse.

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Niko Bellic’s Adventures in Liberty City – Bludgeoned – Video

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May 172014
 



Niko Bellic's Adventures in Liberty City – Bludgeoned
Something that my sister did. Niko beats an innocent tramp to death.

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