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  Thursday, June 24, 2004

Schneier: More police power = less security. Bruce Schneier's just published a fantastic editorial about how expanded police powers make us less secure:

The United States is admired throughout the world because of our freedoms and our liberties. The very rights that are being discussed within the halls of the Supreme Court are the rights that keep us all safe and secure. The more our fight against terrorism is conducted within the confines of law, the more it gives consideration to the principles of fair and open trial, due process and "innocent until proven guilty," the safer we all are.

Unchecked police and military power is a security threat -- just as important a threat as unchecked terrorism. There is no reason to sacrifice the former to obtain the latter, and there are very good reasons not to.


(Thanks, Bruce!) [Boing Boing]

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