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Subway Searches: ‘I’d Rather Walk’

CARY ZACHMANOGLOU Aug 31, 2005

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IN THE COURTS
The first hearing of the NYCLU lawsuit against the searches will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 7, at the Federal Court house at 40 Centre Street. Gather at 9:00 a.m. outside that courthouse for a rally and press conference, then pack the court. The hearing starts at 9:30 a.m. in Room 706.

IN THE STREETS
The New York Bill of Rights Defense Campaign is campaigning against the searches. For information on how to join their leafleting at the Staten Island ferry terminal, check: nycbordc.org The National Lawyers Guild is distributing “I Do Not Consent To Be Searched” pins: NLG.org

IN THE SUBWAYS
The No Subway Searches Coalition is going on trains and distributing the I’d Rather Walk Metrocard, with the Fourth Amendment printed on the back. Riders are urged not to be searched, but to walk to the next stop and enter there. Call (917) 953-5499 for information on how to get involved.

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