Within 100 Miles of a U.S. Border? You’re in a Constitution-Free Zone.

2014 is not starting out well for the Bill of Rights.  On Tuesday, U.S. Federal District Judge Edward Korman reaffirmed an Obama administration policy granting federal officials the authority to search the laptop computers of American citizens, provided they are within 100 miles of a U.S. border.  Apparently, the controversial ruling also confirms that Americans are subject to police search of their persons or belongings for any reason in this zone.  Read more at The Minority Report.  Hat tip: iOTW.ConstitutionFree

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About GruntOfMonteCristo

Fearless and Devout Catholic Christian First, Loving Husband and Father Second, Pissed-Off Patriot Third, Rocket Engineer Dork Last.
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9 Responses to Within 100 Miles of a U.S. Border? You’re in a Constitution-Free Zone.

  1. Looks like the Hawaiians are pretty much screwed here…

  2. freedom1781 says:

    😯

  3. I spot:
    10 states which are completely affected (every square mile of those 9 states is less than 100 miles from a coastline or border with Canada,
    5 states which are nearly completely affected (VT, NY, PA, MD, WI)
    22 states which are significantly affected (and I would guestimate that 80+% of those states’ population lives in the affected areas,
    and 13 states which are not directly affected (“flyover” states).

    Overall, I wouldn’t be surprised if 3 out of 4 Americans live in an are that is within 100 miles of a coastline or border… this is more than just square miles, it’s PEOPLE, since a LOT of people (I’d be shocked if it was less than 50% of our total population) live within 100 miles of a border.

    • You’re pretty close, but still low-balling. The note on the bottom right says nearly 2 out of 3 Americans live in those zones. That’s almost 200 million people. But those are 7-year old numbers.

  4. solaratov says:

    Funny. I don’t recall seeing anything in the Constitution that says “Void Within 100 Miles of Any National Border”.
    This regime is going to keep pushing and pushing…until people start pushing back. And it ain’t gonna be pretty.

    Aah, crap! Who am I kidding? 95+% of the American people will eat this shit sandwich…and hold out their bowl and say, “Please, sir, may I have some more.”

    Where the hell did my country go?!

    😥

  5. texan59 says:

    Sooooooo, let’s say that someone like barn is on the subway rolling into work in NYNY with his laptop gets off the subway is accosted by one of NY’s finest. They forcibly peruse his computer and find his subversive musings from this here website. Pictures of big sodas and cigars. Find his gravatar. It’s all over. I’m in that circle of hell myself, so I guess I’ll be leaving my laptop at home. *smh*

    • barnslayer says:

      Sounds about right. I never travel with a computer. I hardly ever turn on my cell phone.
      BTW the TSA does have a periodic presence at Penn Station.

    • The ugly thing about being able to seize, decrypt and search people’s laptops is that it becomes an easy thing for prosecutors to use against anybody on the street. During home searches they just looooooved to use the contents of home computers as evidence. Laptops are just that on wheels. Too easy. And remember that police lab tech that got busted for faking evidence in 50,000 cases? Planting crap on hard drives is waaaaay easier than faking chemical tests.

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