‘In a book called Three Felonies A Day, Boston civil rights lawyer Harvey Silverglate says that everyone in the US commits felonies everyday and if the government takes a dislike to you for any reason, they’ll dig in and find a felony you’re guilty of.
‘The average professional in this country wakes up in the morning, goes to work, comes home, eats dinner, and then goes to sleep, unaware that he or she has likely committed several federal crimes that day. Why? The answer lies in the very nature of modern federal criminal laws, which have exploded in number but also become impossibly broad and vague. In Three Felonies a Day, Harvey A. Silverglate reveals how federal criminal laws have become dangerously disconnected from the English common law tradition and how prosecutors can pin arguable federal crimes on any one of us, for even the most seemingly innocuous behavior…’
5 Basic Things We Still Don’t Know About NSA’s PRISM
‘Last week saw revelations that the FBI and the National Security Agency have been collecting Americans’ phone records en masse and that the agencies have access to data from nine tech companies.
‘But secrecy around the programs has meant even basic questions are still unanswered. Here’s what we still don’t know:
‘Has the NSA been collecting all Americans’ phone records, and for how long?…’
Imagine if NSA had been doing this since 1991 and you were born that year
Petition to Pardon Edward Snowden
‘Edward Snowden is a national hero and should be immediately issued a a full, free, and absolute pardon for any crimes he has committed or may have committed related to blowing the whistle on secret NSA surveillance programs…’
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Some clowns are attacking Snowden’s statement to live “unfreely but comfortably”. What idiot would want to live both unfreely AND uncomfortably?