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Civil Liberties in War Time

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ACLU Testifies on Newly Uncovered MATRIX Program Documents

"Newly obtained documents concerning the MATRIX data surveillance program make it clear that, contrary to the claims of boosters, this state-run program represents part of a radical new trend toward mass-surveillance of the American people, the American Civil Liberties Union said today."

Police: Investigators need Matrix information
by Matt Apuzzo

"Connecticut's top police official told lawmakers Tuesday that a multistate crime database represents the future of law enforcement, despite the heavy criticism privacy activists are heaping on the system." 

British official: Fair to curtail some rights in times of terror
by Beth Gardiner


"Deploying troops on the home front is very different from waging war abroad. Soldiers are trained to kill, whereas civilian peace officers are trained to respect constitutional rights and to use force only as a last resort. That fundamental distinction explains why Americans have long resisted the use of standing armies to keep the domestic peace."

Deployed in the U.S.A.: The Creeping Militarization of the Home Front

Britain's attorney general defended the government's tough anti-terrorism laws Wednesday, saying it was fair to restrict some legal rights to guard against violent attacks."


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