BORDC releases video on National Security Letters

Dear Supporter,
We at BORDC are pleased to announce the release of our first video, FBI
Unbound: How National Security Letters Violate Our Privacy. The 26-minute
video, available on DVD, explores the repercussions of the FBI’s power to
demand hundreds of thousands of Americans’ private records without any
oversight by a court or Congress.
Two former Department of Justice (DOJ) officials, Lisa Graves and Bruce
Fein, share their views on how the expanded, unchecked power threatens
Americans’ privacy and diverts resources from genuine threats. George
Christian of Library Connection gives his unique perspective as an NSL
recipient who challenged the letter he received and the accompanying,
permanent gag order. Christian and three of his colleagues are the only
people, out of thousands of NSL recipients, who can legally talk about that
The video opens a window onto one of several controversial post-9/11
expansions of executive branch powers. BORDC hopes local showings of the
video will open a dialogue nationwide about whether the power needs to be
curbed to protect U.S. residents’ constitutional rights.
According to BORDC Director Nancy Talanian, "FBI Unbound puts the FBI’s use
of a far-reaching power in focus and invites viewers to question whether
they want law enforcement to have unlimited, unchecked access to records of
Americans with no suspected ties to terrorism."
BORDC is releasing the video in time for public showings and house parties
around Constitution Day, which is September 17th. We plan a broader release
around the USA PATRIOT Act sixth anniversary on October 26th. Matt Ehling of
ETS Pictures, who edited the video, is the founder of the Saint Paul BORDC
and an active member of the Minnesota BORDC.
More information about the video, including a flyer, discussion guide,
transcript, ordering information, and links are at
DVD copies of FBI Unbound are available for a suggested minimum donation of
Place an order online at or
Mail a check to BORDC, 8 Bridge Street, Suite A, Northampton, MA 01060.
Write "Video" in the memo line.
Thank you for all you do.
Bill of Rights Defense Committee
Phone: 413-582-0110
Fax: 413-582-0116  

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