Book Snoopers' Open Door
Robert Teeter sent over This LA Times editorial on the USA Patriot Act, Section 215.
They point out that provision allows FBI agents to demand from any bookstore or public library its records of the books or tapes a customer has bought or borrowed. The repugnant assumption underlying Section 215 is that we are what we read, that someone who buys a biography of Osama bin Laden may in fact support Bin Laden -- or even act on his behalf.
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