Thursday, April 12, 2007

another shout out to george christian

connecticut librarian AND a hero. you may not know it but he is
(by the way, i work for an insurance company and i am not even going to tell you what WE have to do because of the patriot act)
Librarian warns against secrecy in terrorism investigation

By Andrew Miga, Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON --A Connecticut librarian who fended off an FBI demand for computer records on patrons said Wednesday the government's secret anti-terrorism investigations strip away personal freedoms
"Terrorists win when the fear of them induces us to destroy the rights that make us free," George Christian told a Senate panel.
In prepared testimony, Christian said his experience "should raise a big patriotic American flag of caution" about the strain that the government's pursuit of would-be terrorists puts on civil liberties.
The government uses the Patriot Act and other laws to learn, without proper judicial oversight or any after-the-fact review, what citizens are researching in libraries, Christian said.................

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