Random Bit O' Encouraging News

Last August I wrote about the US border patrol's habit of harassing foreign-looking people on trains, planes, and buses in the northern United States.

According to recent anonymous reports, the border patrol is dramatically scaling back these activities.

Of course, the news coverage I've seen of the story focuses on what a horrible idea it is to stop the searches. Plus, this could result in the loss of a bunch of government jobs. Prevailing wisdom appears to maintain is a good thing, unless of course the job cuts could hurt the police state.

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