Friday, October 18, 2002

ACLU Commercials on TV

The ACLU is trying to Keep America Safe and Free, according to a Wired magazine columnist who reports about them in an article called ACLU Acts Against Patriot Act. As part of the campaign, they've created commercials which are:
featuring a close-up of a hand cutting up and re-writing the U.S. Constitution as a voiceover charges Attorney General John Ashcroft with violating the First and Fourth amendments, which guarantee free speech and guards against unreasonable searches and seizures.
It will be interesting to see some of these on prime time TV.

One stat that I'm staggered by in the Wired article is that the Operation Tips page reports that it has resulted in more than 200,000 tips being received from the public (see the last paragraph on the TIPS page).