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Old 10-21-2008, 02:01 AM
 
Location: Mexifornia (for now)
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Video - Breaking News Videos from CNN.com

It's likely that the ACLU, SPLC, La Raza, Mecha, the Mexican government, etc. will have a problem but

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...you can get out of the car and a border agent will drive your car through the scanner.

Score one for the United States. I hope that EVERY border checkpoint has this device installed.
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Old 10-21-2008, 02:06 AM
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Location: NC/SC Border Patrol
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CNN was concerned with the rights of the people. I am more concerned with the rights of the people in the United States than I am with the rights of the supposed criminals that will be caught.
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Old 10-22-2008, 10:21 PM
 
Location: Northridge CA
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CNN was concerned with the rights of the people. I am more concerned with the rights of the people in the United States than I am with the rights of the supposed criminals that will be caught.
They Scan our luggage before we can get on a plane.
It's for our national security, I accept it.
Go ahead officer see check my car for illegal aliens!
Shouldn't be a problem for anyone not braking the law.
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Old 10-23-2008, 11:33 AM
 
Location: California
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This is new? Ive seen x-rays at border checkpoints for a few years now, I thought.
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Old 10-23-2008, 12:24 PM
 
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This is new? Ive seen x-rays at border checkpoints for a few years now, I thought.
Go to the link posted and check out the video. (Yea I know it has an annoying commercial you have to watch first). This is a WHOLE VEHICLE XRAY. It scans the entire car. Picks up drugs (Presumably only large amounts, not the roach in your glove box.) and illegals.

As regards privacy advocates, I tend to lean heavily in that direction, but I have never had a problem with searches upon entering into this country. The Supreme court in general has upheld that position.


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Old 10-23-2008, 12:58 PM
 
Location: suburbia
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I agree with Gonzalos. Why should anyone have a problem with this if they have nothing to hide?
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Old 10-23-2008, 01:09 PM
 
Location: California
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Go to the link posted and check out the video. (Yea I know it has an annoying commercial you have to watch first). This is a WHOLE VEHICLE XRAY. It scans the entire car. Picks up drugs (Presumably only large amounts, not the roach in your glove box.) and illegals.

As regards privacy advocates, I tend to lean heavily in that direction, but I have never had a problem with searches upon entering into this country. The Supreme court in general has upheld that position.


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Yeah, I was aware it was xrays of the entire vehicle. I figured it had been around for awhile.

But I dont see it as a violation of privacy. Its not like theyre going into your home or strip searching everyone that crosses or anything.

I prefer a quick xray scan to having my car pulled apart, seats and all, for random searches like happened to my mom one time crossing back into the US.
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