Virtual Genocide in the U.S.

By: Law is Cool · March 8, 2008 · Filed Under International Law, Politics · 3 Comments 

Between Jan. 2004-Sept. 2005, the U.S. government killed 23,366 American citizens, 1,100 people a month, or more than 35 a day.

On paper that is.

Social Security erroneously recorded the people as deceased, much to their protest.

Alex Johnson and Nancy Amons of MSBC state,

Even if you do finally convince the government that you are not dead, your problems aren’t over.

Social Security, it turns out, publishes its death records. The Social Security Death Index is constantly updated and is available to anyone willing to pay for it. Its records show up in any number of places, from public document collections to Web sites for genealogy enthusiasts.

If they can do that with their own citizens, we wonder what they could do with our information sharing.

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