The effects of authority gone wrong - Journal of Omnifarious
Aug. 24th, 2008
05:39 pm - The effects of authority gone wrong
merchanta recently came back from Canada and has interesting (though not public) reports of just how bad the border crossing actually is. She references two interesting stories:
- Citizens' U.S. Border Crossings Tracked - basically the US government is tracking anything and everything it can about every single person crossing the border, US citizen or not, and freely sharing that data with random entities even for such purposes as mundane as that entity making a hiring decision.
- Ill and in Pain, Detainee Dies in U.S. Hands - Because of a combination of bad legal advice and a stupid bureaucratic foulup, a 34 yr old Chinese immigrant, a US citizen by marriage is detained for several months, denied medical treatment for various serious complaints and eventually dies of cancer and a fractured spine.
- And then merchanta talks about a critical massive bicyclist who is assaulted by a police officer who then lies about it. A video of the event accompanies her post.
Totally broken. Authority out of control. Will you do something about it? Do you have any ideas for what can be done?