Re: law enforcement for profit

From: Spike Jones (
Date: Wed May 10 2000 - 19:55:34 MDT

> Ruthanna R Gordon wrote: The information that I have suggests that
> neither the government nor Lockheed-Martin can be trusted with the
> responsibility implicit in surveilance.

Lockheed Martin can be trusted to try to make money by any
legal means possible, fully trusted in that. Its a business. Same
with Microsloth and all the rest. The government must not be
*trusted* with anything: its powers must be carefully *defined*
by strictly worded regulations on what it can do and what it cannot.

If we do not *compensate* for increasing surveillance technology
with ever greater vigilance over our own governments, and ever stricter
boundaries on government power, then we are every bit as lost as
the most anti-transparency poster claims. spike

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