Defenders of privacy rallied on the 4th of July in Raleigh. On issues of speech and privacy, I’m in agreement with the ACLU.

Mike Meno, communications director for the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina, spoke at the event about privacy issues, including the surveillance tools used by local law enforcement.

“Folks on every end of the political spectrum can agree that they have a right to privacy,” Meno said. “Privacy is one of our most basic freedoms. Unless law enforcement go through the proper channels, get a court order, get a probable cause warrant, they have no business to be monitoring everyday citizens doing perfectly legal activity.”