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Concerns about Napolitano’s use of security technology

December 31, 2008 by  

What will Homeland Security implement next?Governor Janet Napolitano will soon be stepping into a lead role with the Homeland Security Department, which has caused various civil liberties groups to examine her previous record on the balance between privacy and security.

For example, Alessandra Soler Meetze of Arizona’s American Civil Liberties Union chapter has raised concerns about Napolitano’s implementation of security technology, USA Today reports.

"She sees technology as the panacea of all our law enforcement problems and immigration issues. It’s like she’s embracing these technologies without taking the time to appreciate the privacy implications," she told the news provider.

In the six years that Napolitano has been governor of Arizona, she has encouraged the use of cameras to scan the license plates of moving cars, signed a bill to collect DNA samples from anyone arrested for certain crimes and proposed an optional ID – with a radio-frequency chip – for citizens who reside in the state.

The governor said the ID cards, which could be easily scanned by law enforcement officials, would help speed up border crossings.

Arizona John Birch Society president Bryan Turner suggested that the optional cards could lead to situations in which anyone who didn’t have one could be suspected of being illegal.
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  • Bob Livingston

    There definitely should be a balance between privacy and security to with the Homeland Security Department should not exist at all. However, it will be the nemesis of the American people for a thousand years, assuming the system holds. Technology is of course a very limited subject as applied to law and privacy. Sounds like Napolitano advocates an increased police state with increased surveillance.

  • ONTIME

    Casual observance of Napolitano reminds one of a amateur facist, a lot like Bloomberg, well meaning but invasive and unaccountable. In Az. from whence she emerged she had a confrontation with commonsense and criminals, the good sheriff set her strainght and her attempts to thwart the state laws on illegals did not enhance her popularity, this appointment unfortunately has extended her political life.

  • CLETUS STOCK

    *they have to much now they can chk phone calls and check on people with out them knowing.this country going the way russia did years ago.soon have to have pass port to go to one town next.i,m 100% dav i can not belive this is happen in our country.the dnc are resposbble for all this.i still say fbi bldg.in olka was done by terrosit.this goverment knew about 9/11.they knew where going to hi jack planes .this air port scty is a laugh.do they check the workers at air port no.the goverment is getting be too much.just like you go for a job now can check your cridit report this is againt my rights.who are they to chk that.we the people today have no rights our for fathers are truning over in their graves.what happen to bill rights.the top judgues make me laugh by one vote be speaking german they choices english.now these americos frm south america and mexico want us to speak there tongue no way .i have 16 nice and nephewwho are spainsih they all speak english and have 75 grearnice and nephews all speak english

  • http://www.nosmog.com Robert Sewell Sr

    MY DEAR AMERICAN CITIZENS AND PATRIOT CITIZENS AND ALL ORGANIZED GROUPS:
    PLEASE LISTEN TO MY ADVISE AND THIS IS VERY VERY SERIOUS MATTER FOR GOD’S SAKE FOR SAKE OF EVERYONE IN AMERICA LAWS AND FOR SAKE OF EVERYONE AMERICAN AND PATRIOT AND ORGANIZED GROUPS SAKE ! AND FOR OUR COUNTRY’S SAKE ALSO “GOD’S PROMISED LAND”.
    I HAVE STUDY AND WATCHING ABOUT OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS UNDER U.S.GOVERNMENT, WHY THEY ARE VERY VERY WEAKER AND UNDER CONTROL OBAMA’S DICTATOR HIMSELF AND OUTSMART TO EVERY AMERICA “WE THE PEOPLE”. TELL ME WHY THE FEDERAL ENFORCEMENT LAW OFFICERS CANNOT ARREST OBAMA ?
    MY ANSWERED FOR YOU RIGHT NOW, JUST BECAUSE OF HOMELAND SECURITY DEPARTMENT-DIRECTOR JANET NAPOLITANO HERSELF ALSO DICTATOR HERSELF THAT SHE CONTROLLED ALL FBI, DEA, CIA AND ALL LAW ENFORCEMENTS INTO ONE GROUP UNDER HER AND OBAMA, THEY HAVE THREATENED AND TRAPPED OUR ALL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS ALREADY UNDER “OATH KEEPERS”. WE MUST GET DICTATOR JANET NAPOLITANO AND DICTATOR OBAMA AND ARREST THEM IMMEDIATELY AND SET FREEDOM OF ALL OUR FEDERAL ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS UNDER “OATH KEEPERS” BACK TO OLD TIME CONTROL THEMSELVES NOT UNDER ORDERED BY OBAMA AND JANET NAPOLITANO ANY MORE ! THAT IS WHAT CAUSE IN OUR GOVERNMENT WEAKNESS AND UNCONTROL JUST BE CAUSE OF THEM TWO “DEVILS BRAINS” IN TO PRISON FOR “HIGHEST TREASONS” AGAINST AMERICAN AND PATRIOT AND ORG.GROUPS CITIZENS !.
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    TYR TO BLOCK THEM ALL AND STAY OUR WHERE THEY CAM E FROM TILL OBAMA AND JANET IN OUR HANDS AND SET FREE OUR COUNTRY LAW ENFORCEMENT FREEDOM NOW.
    THIS IS MY LAST WARNING TO YOU ALL AMERICAN BETTER LISTENING TO OUR PATRIOT AND NATIONAL TEA-TAXPAYERS LEADERS RIGHT NOW OR BE SORRY IN THE LAST MINUTES !.
    DON’T WAIT—-DON’T WAIT—UNCLE SAM NEED YOUR FIGHT AND FREEDOM IN AMERICA RIGHT NOW. THANK YOU MY AMERICA FRIENDS AND GOD BE WITH YOU AND BLESSING YOU ALL IN GOOD HEALTH AND FIGHTERS !!!!!. TRUST IN THE LORD !.

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