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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001099.txt from 2002/06

From: "Kevin Callahan" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Music vs. drug testing
Date: Sat, 29 Jun 2002 22:24:41 -0400

> >True, but only when due process is observed. If there's any deviation
> >due process, even a slight one, as we've seen in more than one case, the
> >criminals can go scott-free. This is precisely because of the rights I
> >mention. You wouldn't want a seemingly open and shut case thrown out
> >the case was built on violation of privacy rights, would you?
> Cases are thrown out for flimsier reasons than that all the time. The
> right to "privacy" is not contained anywhere in the US Constitution. It
> seems to be of the greatest interest to those with something to hide.
> is not to say that there are never abuses by the police, but it seems
> anymore, the definition of a "fair trial" is one that results in a verdict
> of "not guilty."

So, those of us that agree with it, are you implying we're criminals with
something to hide? Just because I, and the others, and Lindsy Evans (the
girl the case was about) just don't want our privacy violated, we're hiding
crimes? Perhaps it's not that we want to hide something, but that we want to
keep something no one should be able to take away.

Kevin Callahan


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