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Something I think [livejournal.com profile] badfaggot would like to read Yaay Librarians!!!

By Andrew Miga
Associated Press
Thursday, April 12, 2007; Page A12

A librarian who fended off an FBI demand for computer records on patrons said Wednesday that secret anti-terrorism investigations strip away personal freedoms.

"Terrorists win when the fear of them induces us to destroy the rights that make us free," said George Christian, executive director of Library Connection, a consortium of 27 libraries in the Hartford, Conn., area.

In prepared testimony for a Senate panel, Christian said his experience "should raise a big patriotic American flag of caution" about the strain that the government's pursuit of would-be terrorists puts on civil liberties.

He said the government uses the USA Patriot Act and other laws to learn, without proper judicial oversight or any after-the-fact review, what citizens are researching in libraries.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/04/11/AR2007041102041.html?referrer=email

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