DHS Watchdog OKs ‘Suspicionless’ Seizure of Electronic Devices Along Border. Instead of the 20th century ‘papers please’ it’s now the 21st century ‘smart phone please.’

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flashingscotsman
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February 10, 2013 4:36 pm

FTA, the Fourth Amendment Free Zone, where they can search anything they want, anytime they want, without a warrant, or even suspicion, extends 100 miles in from the border? So, when I was living in San Diego, my belongings and my person were not provided with Fourth Amendment protections?

poppajoe49
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poppajoe49
February 11, 2013 5:12 am

What about if you live near the coast? Does anyone within 100 miles of any coastal waters fall under this?
Technically, the coast is a border.

flashingscotsman
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February 11, 2013 9:02 am

You could always claim that the border is the 200 mile limit for territorial waters. Otherwise, Florida is in a LOT of trouble.

Progressive Hemrrhoid
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Progressive Hemrrhoid
February 10, 2013 2:07 pm

Next up, Homeland Security on every street corner asking for travel permits.

poppajoe49
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poppajoe49
February 10, 2013 8:06 pm

SEIG HEIL!

StrinaM
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February 10, 2013 2:52 pm

They are already working to get TSA agents at all sporting and entertainment events.

StrinaM
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February 10, 2013 1:59 pm

Hate to say it, but they’ve been doing this for a few years…. Whenever I came back from Japan, I wouldn’t have my laptop with me. Refused to give them the satisfaction.

poppajoe49
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poppajoe49
February 10, 2013 1:09 pm

Cool! Take and search my computer and phone, but let 12 million illegals in without a problem.
Sounds like a real secure border we have.

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