DHS can seize your electronics within 100miles of US border, says DHS

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  1. NotMyBro

    NotMyBro Moderator Staff Member

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    This sounded so insane that I couldn’t actually believe it:

    http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2013/02/electronics-border-seizures/

    So... you don't have to be really crossing the border for DHS to just take your electronic devices. You just have to be 100 miles from the border and they can just seize your shit... even if you're at your own home.

    Insane? Well, I did some searching and it appears to be true:

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    http://www.aclu.org/national-security_technology-and-liberty/are-you-living-constitution-free-zone

    Land of the "free".... :facepalm:
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  2. Patron

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    They can seize my electronic device from my cold dead hands
  3. Anyonenow

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    That's just FFFFed Up!
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    if people didn't specifically put their electronic equipment used for criminal activities within 100 miles of the US borders expressly for the purpose of supporting anti-American activities within the US borders, this wouldn't be necessary.
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    they probably will.
  6. AGT Blows

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    They can have my MILF porn when they pry it from my cold, dead hands.

    Edit: :ninja:
  7. Anyonenow

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    So is it as the "crow flies" measurement or is it Driving distance :dontknow:
  8. Nurse Remulak

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    Kinda reminds me of this little recent gem..

    Crazy country.. ;)
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    probably whichever works best for them at the time
  10. Patron

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    But the joke would be on them because I own a Zune
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    Wow.. Thats like owning a steam-powered miner's lamp. :D
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    FlaFlaFlunkie Fabulous!

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    See what happens when the legislative branch rolls over and plays dead? The 4th Amendment is basically worthless.
  13. Chimney Portions

    Chimney Portions #TeahmGandhiStarver VIP

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    So...BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING
































    YOU JERK OFF.
  14. Mike

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    So basically where most of Americans live
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    Chimney Portions #TeahmGandhiStarver VIP

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    Only 2/3rds of Americans. No big deal.
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    It's been my understanding for years that The Border Patrol (pre DHS) is/was considered to be an international agency and therefore exempt from the Constitution.

    Local law enforcement within 100 miles of the border is still bound by the Constitution.
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    You left out the part where this was George W's idea
  18. Chimney Portions

    Chimney Portions #TeahmGandhiStarver VIP

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    YOU'RE the reason why this country is totally fucked. The guy posted an article from Wired and you feel compelled to remind us that, somehow, this is Bush's fault.

    Trust me, neither party gives a single fuck about you. Or me. Stop trying to diminish the ownership of fucked up shit that's going on RIGHT NOW!
  19. NotMyBro

    NotMyBro Moderator Staff Member

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    CP is absolutely right. This is not a left-right issue. Both parties are equally guilty. It's basically plutocracy vs the people.

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    Yeah, it's over for our country, but if anything we're Calgilula era Rome. Shit's bad and everyone knows it, but it wont really hit the fan until after we're dead. Unless you're a bilionare or famous, you can't really do much about it, so my take is that you're better off just enjoying the time you have while everything falls apart.

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