FC: Illinois student detained for "nat'l security," secret evidence

From: Declan McCullagh (declanat_private)
Date: Tue Jun 18 2002 - 07:48:53 PDT

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    From: "James Bond" <s007at_private>
    To: declanat_private
    Subject: UIUC Student detained by INS as "National Security Threat"
    Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2002 03:17:13 +0000
    If you feel like forwarding this to the list, go ahead.  It just amazed me 
    how close to home this has finally struck.  I'm a student at the University 
    of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and I heard about this the day before the 
    article came out because my roommate is the head of the pro-Israel 
    organization on campus and he couldn't stop gloating.
    Now, of course this kid did some stupid things like staying in the US on an 
    expired visa.  However, his arrest is solely a product of the current 
    political climate and had this happened a year ago I doubt anything would 
    have happened.  I don't believe it was wrong of the INS to detain him, but 
    had he not voiced his opinions as actively as he did he probably would not 
    have been detained.
    In the end, we should all be careful about what we say because the 
    government is already waiting for the slightest slip-up to nab those who 
    are against its agenda.
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