Wednesday, May 21, 2003

I'm glad to see that my old home city of Baltimore is taking a stand against the Patriot Act:

The Baltimore City Council is taking aim at the U.S. Patriot Act. WBAL-TV 11 NEWS I-Team reporter David Collins reported that the City Council passed one of the most strongly worded resolutions in the country Monday night. The resolution is designed to protect the rights of city residents in the wake of federal laws passed in response to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

The Baltimore City Council is taking a stand against the Patriot Act, sending a strong message to the Bush administration -- putting the government on notice that they don't approve of where the policy lines are being drawn, Collins reported.

Baltimore now joins 108 other jurisdictions across the country in officially expressing concerns about the Patriot Act. Although it does not carry the weight of law, the resolution offers guidelines to police and even city libraries.

I would never live there again because of the crime, weather, and dirty air and because living in Oregon ROCKS, but I'm still glad to see them taking a very tough stand.