I recommend that anyone who does not know the rights given to us by the 4th amendment review the constitution before reading this article…
Evidently when you are coming into and going out of the country the federal agents can do whatever the heck they want to you or your stuff.
A fictional, but likely airport encounter:
Stunned traveler: “Hey, don’t you need a search warrant to go through my cell phone or laptop? When will I get that back?”
Federal Agent: “Look lady, I’ll go through what I want whenever I want. You might get it back and you might not. My ol’ lady needs a new laptop.”
I can understand the whole “national security/anti-terrorism” concept, but this is getting absolutely ridiculous. This lady’s company laptop was seized… she was told she would get it back in 10 to 15 days. A year later she still hasn’t seen her laptop or received an explanation. Another person handed over their cell phone… when it was returned the call history had been erased.
I find this absolutely infuriating. What gives a border agent the right to take and search your stuff with no probable cause?
This is a serious infringement on our constitutionally protected rights… hopefully anyone who reads this will take it as seriously as it is.