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We Are Being Watched

Our fear of another 9/11 resulted in the erosion of our privacy rights. And now our fear of crime is pushing the surveillance state to a whole new level.



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"I have real concerns about the Bill of Rights, particularly the Fourth Amendment, and the people's rights to privacy. And those to me are paramount and there will always be a need for technology," said Valle at the end of the hearing last winter. "However, with regard to this particular technology, you have to weigh the cost benefits, you have to weigh the cost going forward with regard to the constitution, and I know that sometimes lives can be at risk or at jeopardy, but that's always been the case in our history as a country." 

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