NYC Police Told To Reveal All
For those of you who haven't been following this case, the NYC Police have been arguing that their methods, tactics, personnel, and procedures need to remain secret to ensure that they're not "misinterpreted" by the public nor "sensationalized" by the media. Because, as we all know, the public tends to go overboard when faced with unjust arrest, protest zones, and indefinite detention without charges.
But NYC's argument was always a weak one, especially considering that an earlier ruling by Federal District Judge Charles Haight stated that the police must have, "...some indication of unlawful activity on the part of the individual or organization," before they can go out and monitor political groups or their activities.
So it's not exactly the broad-based ruling against Federal secrecy that one might prefer. But these days, with Congress doing their best imitation of Bush's dog Barney, we have to take the victories we can get.
A positive development.
Yep and for good reason!
I want my country back!
TomCat... Indeed it is. I don't really have anything in particular against the NYC cops, but they really screwed the pooch on this one.
Suzie-Q... Me too! This should serve as a warning to local jurisdictions that want to take the surveillance thing into their own hands.
A bit telling, huh?
Because, as we all know, the public tends to go overboard when faced with unjust arrest, protest zones, and indefinite detention without charges.
Perfect Kvatch! Way to let go on that "reasoning" of theirs.
Chuck... Thanks. Baby steps you know. First NYC, next the FBI.
I don't think they would like that very much.
Actually, if all humans ran around naked, the whole world might be a better place. It might remind us what we really are: naked apes.
Could you imagine George naked in the Rose Garden and mumbling into a microphone? The Commander revealed?
Bet he's hung like a rabbit!
Daniel... But, if we did that we'd really need to start growing hair again--I mean bigtime! Apes indeed.
PansyB... Eeeewwwww! Yeah leave it to Daniel to come up with that vision.