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Friday, July 22, 2005 

Bag searches in NYC subways

Mayor Bloomberg announces random bag searches in NYC subway systems. “They should have done this a long time ago…” says one commuter (apnews.myway.com), while the ACLU is gearing up to fight it.

Is this a violation of civil liberties, or a necessary step in protecting public transportation?

If you ask local immigrant rights activist Tony Lu, you will see he designed t-shirts bearing the text, "i do not consent to being searched." The minimalist protest-wear can be purchased here, in various styles and sizes. (Full story at villagevoice.com)
At what point will our friends on the far left wake up? This same guy would be screaming about how the city and country didn’t do enough to protect him when a bomb went off!