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Tuesday, July 26, 2005
The City of New York has officially turned Orwellian. No - I'm not talking about them searching through subway passenger's bags, I'm talking about this (emphasis mine):
Among other proposals to intervene ever so slightly in their care were the following:
Update: Just another random thought on this issue. What do you think the reaction from various organizations would be if the City of New York suggeested tracking people who test positive for HIV without their consent? At least HIV is contagious while Diabetes is not. They wouldn't get away with that idea for 2 seconds... so why is this acceptable?
How about pinpointing problem mental health patients and "intervening slightly in their care" (IE having them take their meds)...that would be a much more useful big brother program. Of course, that's a question of a protected minority's rights, and those are sacrosanct.Post a Comment
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