The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio and the Council on
American-Islamic Relations Columbus has scheduled a program to address
Senate Bill 9, Ohio's version of the USA Patriot Act.
The public discussion will be at 7 p.m. Saturday at Sunrise Academy, 5657
Scioto Darby Rd., Hilliard.
The Senate Judiciary and Criminal Justice Committee plans a fifth hearing
on the measure at 9 a.m. Wednesday.
Among other requirements, people would have to provide their name, address
or date of birth to a law-enforcement officer or private guard who suspects
they have committed or are about to commit a crime.
Christine Link, executive director of the ACLU of Ohio, said the bill
"requires that people incriminate themselves and it invades our privacy,
all without doing anything to make us safer or more secure."
CONTACT: CAIR-OH, Julia A. Shearson, 216-830-2247 or 216-440-2247, E-Mail:
Julia@cair-ohio.com; Dr. Ahmad Al-Akhras, 614-989-591