Linked by Howard Fosdick on Fri 2nd Dec 2011 12:12 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption If you're modest, think twice before having sex in your van, truck, or RV. Law enforcement uses roving vans with backscatter X-ray technology to peer inside vehicles (the same technology used in airport body scanners). In the Land of the Free, authorities don't request search warrants. More at Forbes here and here. What, you don't want an X-ray bath?
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Well, I happen to live here in the US and just because someone wrote something down doesn't make it true. I can assure you that the article you're referring to is false. Those vans are not being used to scan for roadside bombs in ANY American city. And even if they were, what's wrong with that? If there was a suspected bomb in a van parked next to a school or playground I'd think the responsible thing to do would be to check it out. So yes, I WILL cast my aspersion on those who refuse to read articles which make no mention of roving the streets to scan cars for those having sex OR planting roadside bombs. From the looks of the responses here, maybe 5 people actually took the time to read the articles, old as they are. The others respondents are just feeding off the disinformation thrown around by the others who didn't read the articles and the sensationalism of Fosdick's headline. As for ridiculous bills submitted thru Congress or the Senate, that happens all the time. Just because it's submitted for vote doesn't mean that it will be enacted into law.

There's something called "The Rule of Law" which the is clearly defined in the U.S. Constitution like for example -
"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."

If the Government has no respect for the Rule of Law why should anyone else?

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