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Monday, March 17, 2014

‘Turn Off The Water’ Says Coalition Against NSA Spying

A coalition of activists is pushing for state legislation that would cut off the water and power to National Security Agency facilities — including the new mega data center in Bluffdale, Utah — that need water to run huge computers.

The OffNow Coalition says illegal NSA surveillance violates Fourth Amendment protections against illegal search and seizure. Legislators in states including Utah, Maryland, California, Oklahoma and Indiana have introduced bills to thwart NSA activities.

Michael Boldin is executive director of the Tenth Amendment Center, which is part of the OffNow Coalition, and joins Here & Now’s Robin Young to explain his reasoning.

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