246 years ago in Colonial Boston, Daniel Malcom stood his ground and prevented British authorities from searching his property.
This was just one of the many instances in colonial America where agents of the British Crown would break down doors and interrogate residents, day or night, in an overzealous attempt to crack down on smuggling of tea and sugar. As helpfully and somewhat ironically highlighted by a .gov website:
Few provisions of the Bill of Rights grew so directly out of the experience of the colonials as the Fourth Amendment, embodying as it did the protection against the use of the “writs of assistance.”
But Danile Malcolm Held his ground, and eventually a crowd of Boston citizens supportive of Malcolm gathered around the house, and the British officials where forced to back down.
Join us on the anniversary of this miner yet momentous occasion to learn about the history of the fourth amendment and the parallels between British General Warrants and the pervasive general surveillance we are all subject to.
No registration is necessary. You can watch the panel on our peertube and youtube channel.
In keeping with our values on privacy and data sovereignty, for this event we will be using Free and Open Source software (Jitsi and peertube) which respects your privacy and runs on hardware owned and under the physical control of our friends at https://cyberia.club, a friendly Minnesota hacker collective.
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