Sunday, June 04, 2006

WATCHING THE BORDER

BBC News reports on the plans of Texas governor Rick Perry to set up webcams at border hotspots and solicit the online community to watch and report:

“Web users to 'patrol' US border”

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/5040372.stm

I am suddenly seized by a combination of cynicism and chaos… Think of the blowback… A lot of people are still for an open border…

There might be advantages… You could pick out your new nanny and then pick her up before the cops did…

Then there is the pro-immigration counterattack… What if somebody sets up a smuggler’s hotline? Pedro, you’re spotted at … Border patrol approaching from the northeast…

Or false reports to plug up the system…

Oh well. We’ll see…

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