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By Andrew P. Napolitano
Fourth Amendment says Obama is not at liberty to collect metadata
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Anders Lindall
Illinois authorities took the unusual step of searching guards and other prison employees for contraband as they left at least seven facilities last week, sparking worker allegations that the checks may have been reprisals for complaints about overcrowding and understaffing and inside information leaked to the news media, workers and union officials told the Associated Press.
"For decades, they had the choice of raising adequate revenue or cutting back on spending," said Anders Lindall, spokesman for the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. "They found a third way, and that third way was habitually using pension funds like a credit card."
Lindall said corrections officials told AFSCME the pat downs are necessary because officials recently found inmates with cellphones during a search at Stateville prison in Joliet.