Some Random Items About Random Bag Searches
On my last post, Matt pointed to The Citizen's Guide to Refusing New York Subway Searches from the Flex Your Rights Foundation. I'll be traveling to New York in a few weeks, so the guide might come in handy for me.
At Liberty Belles, Clara asks, "Will they check ID?" The answer, according to this New York Times article, is that they already are.
At Reason, Charles V. Peña and Ted Galen Carpenter, both of the Cato Institute, explain why the searches are useless.
If you would like to tell the City of New York what you think of these searches, one of the comments on the above-linked Liberty Belles post has some numbers to call, including one that is purported to be Mayor Bloomberg's home number. Scroll down to the second comment on the page.
If you have been subjected to one of these searches, The New York Civil Liberties Union has a survey you can fill out.