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July 28, 2005

Show your opinions about "random" searches

Julian Sanchez rounds up the latest ways to show your opinion about the *cough* illegal *cough* random searches on the New York subway system:

Via BoingBoing comes a line of Fourth Amendment gear perfect for New Yorkers heading into the subway under new search rules. For the civil libertarians, there's a hep yellow messenger bag with the text of the Fourth Amendment and "I do not consent to this search!" appended in red. For those of you who get goosebumps from the snap of a latex glove, on the other hand, there's a charming thong informing your favorite authority figure that you do consent to a search.

Capitalism in action. Gotta love it.

Posted by Nicholas at July 28, 2005 10:11 AM
There's also The Citizenís Guide to Refusing New York Subway Searches put out by the Flex Your Rights Foundation. It teaches subway riders exactly what they need to know in order to assert their rights when they encounter a subway search. Posted by: Matt at July 28, 2005 11:42 AM

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