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 December 23, 2010  Laws, Surveillance

Carol Rose writes:

American citizens who care about living in a free country should be outraged at the sudden announcement that Massachusetts will cooperate with federal immigration officials by automatically sending to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) the fingerprints and information of anyone who is arrested–including U.S. citizens, people who are wrongfully arrested, and people against whom no criminal charge is ever filed or against whom charges have been dropped.

This program–known as “Secure Communities” or “S-Comm”–will undermine community policing by creating the fear and appearance that local police are working with ICE officials. And it hurts all of us by adding yet another pillar to ever-growing homeland security surveillance state.

Read more on Boston.com

Hat-tip, @WC2A_2AE

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