The Ann Arbor news ran two stories on the USA Patriot act: one covering last night’s extremely successful forum, another nay-saying the impact of the law, I suppose so the newspaper can stay ‘balanced.’
AANEWS: “Patriot Act draws crowd”
AANEWS: “Patriot Act defenders dismiss fears that it erodes liberties”

The second article doesn’t say the law has been used to see patrons’ records in a variety of libraries, as I reported in the Daily September 24, 2002:
“In a survey conducted by the University of Illinois in December and January, 11 percent of libraries serving populations over 50,000 reported federal agents had requested information about patrons pursuant to the events of Sept. 11.”
Daily: Libraries adjust to terrorism searches”
See also Daily: “Privacy bill to prevent FBI library info probes”

Author: Rob