This Chicago criminal defense attorney remains stunned by the number of people who earnestly seem to believe that if you have nothing to hide then you don't need to worry about encounters with the government. Although in light of the realization that the Patriot Act is working and through it the NSA combs routinely, and regularly, through folks' communications may have shifted the opinion of many in the " if you've got nothing to hide you don't need to worry camp".
Still, the ability of many to just throw away their rights is shocking to me. Fortunately, perhaps, albeit too late, there is a renewed interest in the citizen's desire for privacy from intrusions from the government. Thankfully, the government sometimes crosses the line leaving us all shocked and dismayed that you can be searched for anything, anywhere, any how, and any time, even numerous times, to satisfy the government.
November 6, 2013, Deming, NM