Friday, August 11, 2006

Minimal Intrusion

A contractor that is taking fingerprints and photographs of homeowners applying for Road Home program grants is drawing fire from some who say storm victims are being treated as potential criminals.


The contractor could accomplish the same goals by asking for several forms of identification, [vice president of Taxpayers for Common Sense Keith] Ashdown said. "There are times when Americans need to be fingerprinted. This isn't one of them," he said.
That’s okay, Mr. Ashdown. We are getting used to not being treated like Americans.

1 comment:

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