Tuesday, February 10, 2004

NYC Rejects Patriot Act

By all rights, this should be huge news: The New York City Council has signed a resolution denouncing the Patriot Act. This from the city most greatly affected by 9/11. The resolution warns of specific liberties already infringed on by the Patriot Act and "calls upon our United States Representatives and Senators to take a lead in Congressional action to prohibit passage of the Domestic Security Enhancement Act, known as 'Patriot II.'"

The resolution concludes as follows:
Resolved, That the Council of the City of New York calls upon Governor George Pataki, Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and the members of the State Legislature to ensure that state anti-terrorism laws and policies are implemented in a manner that does not infringe upon fundamental rights and liberties as recognized in the U.S. Constitution and its Amendments and in the New York State Constitution.
(Via John Battelle.)

Could any group of American citizens be better qualified to criticize the Patriot Act?

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