I’m just hearing about this now, so forgive me for being late to the game, but this shit is horrifying.
Legislation introduced in Congress last year would make people who dropped the dime on “suspected terrorists” immune from civil litigation.
The See Something, Say Something Act of 2011 would provide civil immunity in U.S. courts for individuals who, acting in good faith and based on objectively reasonable suspicion, report threats to appropriate law enforcement officials.
Status of the bill? Basically hibernating on a docket somewhere.
Why is this important? Anyone remember the Spanish Inquisition? The Red Scare? A citizen would face no legal consequences for falsely accusing his neighbor of plotting a terrorist act. It turns vigilance into a weapon. And it’s fucking wrong in a free society.
Add a few more eggs to the mix, and we are sprinting into a downward spiral in this country.
(Thanks to the homies Duece and mutantpoo on the Forum who posted these links).
I’m starting to look for the eject button. I want off this ride. It’s not fun anymore.
The DHS can suck my 1/4 Mexican dick.