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Tue Apr 15, 2014, 12:03 AM

 

ACLU: Know Your Rights Constitutional Free Zone Map

Too important not to re-post from time to time.


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October 22, 2008

The problem

Normally under the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, the American people are not generally subject to random and arbitrary stops and searches.

The border, however, has always been an exception. There, the longstanding view is that the normal rules do not apply. For example the authorities do not need a warrant or probable cause to conduct a “routine search.”

But what is “the border”? According to the government, it is a 100-mile wide strip that wraps around the “external boundary” of the United States.

As a result of this claimed authority, individuals who are far away from the border, American citizens traveling from one place in America to another, are being stopped and harassed in ways that our Constitution does not permit.

More at: https://www.aclu.org/know-your-rights-constitution-free-zone-map

And at: https://www.aclu.org/technology-and-liberty/fact-sheet-us-constitution-free-zone

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Tue Apr 15, 2014, 02:11 AM

1. I note that this map includes the entirety of Florida.

 

on edit: Also, the entirety of Michigan.

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Response to silvershadow (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 15, 2014, 09:03 AM

2. And check out Maryland, New Jersey, Connecticut, Mass, Rhode Island, NH, Vermont, and Maine...

 

Pretty frightening!

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 15, 2014, 07:15 PM

3. And over half of California

There is the land grab...

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 27, 2014, 02:26 AM

4. Interesting

Thanks for the perspective. Not something that has ever crossed my mind. What is the history on this band? Has it widened over the years? Not that you need to do my google work, just thinking around what this means.

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