Monday, February 23, 2009

Keep doing this work

There was a news report that the Latvian Security Police were going after some people who were forging and selling Latvian passports. This, plus watching out for real terrorist threats to Latvia, is a legitimate function of this agency. It's not like I think the Security Police are totally useless and repressive. When they attack free speech and try to chill debate in Latvian society, they are in their neo-KGB mode, but that is not to say that there aren't some legitimate functions. So, have a nice day, guys and gals.

2 comments:

Jeff said...

Hi Juris. I'm coming to Latvia next week to report a story that could include some of the free speech issues you discuss below. Was wondering if I could get in touch with you to chat. I'll leave my e-mail below.

Best,
Jeff White
The Christian Science Monitor
Berlin, Germany
reporter1976@gmail.com

Aigars Bruvelis said...

Hi,

I think regradles the information available on Latvian Police State issues - the year will be tough - most likely many people will be arrested, there will be massive increase in crime rates, Latvia is weeks if not days away form Defult. If IMF will actually transfer money, the D will be delayed till autumn.