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  •  Exactly - you expect a trade off for the privilege (4+ / 0-)
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    grover, CroneWit, lotlizard, DSPS owl

    of licensure.  You're being held to standards, and violation of those standards can generate at the very least a lawsuit, and sometimes criminal charges.  So you expect to be given some measure of scrutiny.

    But I feel it is 'reasonable' to assume that the amount and kind of scrutiny given to any of us would be in direct proportion to the presence of some information that makes us suspects in a given crime.  Within the notion of 'presumed innocence' is the idea that the government will not simply go around examining people for crimes that otherwise they have no knowledge.

    (And yes, I know how naive and privileged that sounds, given that that is exactly what occurs every single day to minorities by programs such as 'stop and frisk'.  It just means I don't think those programs should exist either.)

    •  Yep to everything you said. (2+ / 0-)
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      Dr Erich Bloodaxe RN, DSPS owl

      And stop and frisk is unconstitutional surveillance too as is random racial and religious profiling at places like airports.

      All of these are outrageous.

      © grover

      So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

      by grover on Tue Jun 11, 2013 at 04:04:57 PM PDT

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