November 05, 2005

New York Civil Laughter Union

Do as I say, not as I do:

Hypocrisy is on show in a Manhattan courtroom today. The New York Civil Liberties Union will argue for the second day before Judge Richard Berman that the city's subway bag search policy is an "unjustifiable erosion of the privacy rights of the American public." Yet take a walk into the NYCLU's Manhattan headquarters - which it shares with other organizations - and you'll find a sign warning visitors that all bags are subject to search. One of the city's lawyers, Jay Kranis, pointed this out yesterday in court while cross-examining a witness. Either the NYCLU believes its headquarters are at greater risk of a terrorist threat than the city's subway system, or it believes ordinary New Yorkers don't deserve the same safety precautions that they do.

(Via the Corner.)

Posted by Hube at November 5, 2005 01:41 PM | TrackBack

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Well, I suppose the place is much more vlnerable to terrorist attacks.

After all, terrorists, their friends and families, their supporters and sympathizers, and other anti-American rabble (read that "the NYCLU staff") are invited and welcomed into the headquarters on a daily basis as a regular part of the business of the group. As such, the average visitor is much more likely to be carrying a suicide bomb or other "tool of the trade".

Posted by: Rhymes With Right at November 5, 2005 04:57 PM

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