[Videolib] Libraries win a big one

Jessica Rosner (jrosner@kino.com)
Tue, 27 Jun 2006 12:38:41 -0400

Yesterday the Federal Govt dropped it's long running attempt to force a
library in CT to turn over record WITHOUT a warrant under the Patriot Act

Here is link to article
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/patriot_act_libraries;_ylt=ArTyoq6G7WQIrPNO5yH_Cv
Ws0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTA3ODdxdHBhBHNlYwM5NjQ-

What I find distasteful and disturbing is the governments claim that in
going to court to stop the warerntless search , the library was aiding
terrorist. I also find the quote that the reason such searches can't get a
warrant is that they may not have enough "information" to get one
Translation, we don't have evidence for a warrant but we want one anyway
This is one of the very , very few cases in which the issue of warrantless
searches even became public
These librarians are my heroes not only challenging the government on this
But for working so hard against such odd to even make the story public

Proud Resident of a BLUE STATE

Jessica Rosner
Kino International
333 W 39th St. 503
NY NY 10018
jrosner@kino.com
212-629-6880

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