Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Dangers, Fathomed and Not

Paul Roberts has been on a tear. After citing his piece on Iran in the previous post, he now has a bit up about the new Secret Service Uniformed Division presidential police force. Though his title is Unfathomed Dangers in PATRIOT Act Reauthorization, I have already opined that at least some of the dangers are entirely fathomable.

Roberts points out something that I initially overlooked and that is that this police force will have jurisdiction at any
an event designated under section 3056(e) of title 18 as a special event of national significance.
Just what qualifies as a SENS is unstated and therefore, arbitrary. They do not necessarily need to be events at which Bush or any of the designated protectees in the Act are even in attendance. They will be whatever George Bush says they are.


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