> If local agencies are sporting body cams, so can the feds. There's no reason > they should be excepted from this tool of accountability.
You really think it's a great idea for Secret Service agents to be wearing FOIA-able body cameras while working protective details? Leaving aside the personal privacy of those they are protecting-- in some cases minors-- it would publicize in great detail the protective procedures and countermeasures used to keep USSS protectees safe.
I know you pooh-pooh that as irrelevant, but it's anything but.
> How do you feel about the 1st Amendment? Because it's not there to protect popular speech.
What was retweeted in this case were threats of violence and death against specific individuals. That has *never* been protected speech in this country or any other and that doesn't suddenly change just because one uses social media to do it.
If McNeil or any other keyboard jihadi wants to throw in with these psychopathic ISIS barbarians and disseminate their death threats for them, then they should rightly end up in a deep, dark hole if they get caught.
> Absolutely! I'm with you, btr1701. In fact let's just > fucking kill anyone who expresses "wrongness".
It's not 'wrongness'. What was retweeted were threats of violence against specific individuals. That has *never* been protected speech in this country or any other and it doesn't suddenly change because you use social media to do it.
And who said anything about killing? I said "end up in a cell". You morphed that into a call for execution and pretended I said it. That's what's commonly referred to as "being a complete douchebag".
Even if you want to hand-wave away the ACLU's lack of attention to the 2nd Amendment as due to the NRA's occupation of that space, you still have no explanation for the ACLU's lack of attention to the 10th Amendment, which is also a part of the Bill of Rights.
There's no behemoth analogous to the NRA that's fighting 10th Amendment cases such that the ACLU is free to ignore them. And it's not like there's no shortage of 10th Amendment cases to press. The federal government is like that plant in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS-- eating up everything in sight and growing larger and larger by the minute. There are 10th Amendment issues in just about everything the federal government does these days, but once again, crickets from the ACLU, because, as a generally leftist/progressive organization, they like the idea of a strong central government running things for everyone. The idea of telling the feds, "No, this bit doesn't belong to you. It belongs to the states and some of the states may not share your agenda" is anathema to the folks who work at the ACLU.
> I appreciate the ACLU organization, and support them, > but I would rather see them focus on the less defended > areas. We got the 2nd covered for now :)
That might be fine if they just left 2nd Amendment cases alone altogether, but in some instances they actually take the pro-government side-- submitting amicus briefs in *favor* of government restriction on 2nd Amendment rights.
> Why should the ACLU get interested in the second > amendment?
Because in their charter-- you know, that thing that provides the basis for an organization's existence?-- they claim their entire reason for existing is to maintain the Bill of Rights against government encroachment.
> Being liable for others' content would almost certainly > force us to shut down. And that's the real concern that > Bartow doesn't seem to acknowledge.
Sure, she does. It's what she and other like her *want*. They want to be able to shut you down for hurting their feelz. They won't come out and say so directly, but that's their holy grail-- the ability to wipe out any contrary opinions or speech. They're right and they know it, and so you shouldn't be allowed to contradict them.
Re: Read the proposal if you can, but this snippet might help
> (8) An obligation specified in regulations under this > section may be imposed on, and a technical capability > notice given to, persons outside the United Kingdom (and > may require things to be done, or not to be done, outside > the United Kingdom).
Good luck with that. If I'm a telecom company in the U.S. and the UK tries to impose one of these "obligations" on me, they're gonna get the big middle finger.
> What I've been reading has been saying that this only > applies to UK companies.
Even if it applies to all companies doing business in the UK, it doesn't even really address the problem.
The "bad guys" who are savvy enough to conduct major terrorist operations are also savvy enough to use 3rd-party encryption software that's already on the market and is every bit as strong as the built-in OS encryption, and no UK law can stop that.
The only people who are left vulnerable with a backdoored encryption system are the ones who *aren't* criminals, and who now have to worry about being affected by data breaches and Orwellian government surveillance.