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From the people who gave us the Miami Model, we now have the new improved ‘œin-your-face’ model of a police state surveillance technique. I’™m very sure only ‘œterrorists’ will have a problem with this intimidation tactic.

MIAMI ‘” Miami police announced Monday they will stage random shows of force at hotels, banks and other public places [...]

Commentary By: Gloria

From the people who gave us the Miami Model, we now have the new improved ‘œin-your-face’ model of a police state surveillance technique. I’™m very sure only ‘œterrorists’ will have a problem with this intimidation tactic.

MIAMI ‘” Miami police announced Monday they will stage random shows of force at hotels, banks and other public places to keep terrorists guessing and remind people to be vigilant.

Deputy Police Chief Frank Fernandez said officers might, for example, surround a bank building, check the IDs of everyone going in and out and hand out leaflets about terror threats.

‘œThis is an in-your-face type of strategy. It’™s letting the terrorists know we are out there,’ Fernandez said.

In the meantime, a Colorado woman has been dubbed the Rosa Parks of the Patriot Act generation, for refusing to show her ID on a bus to work and her subsequent arrest. Feds have still not decided whether to press charges against Deborah Davis, 50. She has one son in Iraq and another retired military son.

They say it’™s purely for safety but here’™s what Davis says:

‘œIt’™s wrong,’ she said Monday. ‘œIt’™s not even security. It’™s just a lesson in compliance – the big guys pushing the little guys around.’

Tuesday, November 29th, 2005 by Richard Blair |
Category: Civil Liberties

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