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  • Immigrant Detention Center Has Hair Salon For Women

    08/01/2014 9:59:45 AM PDT · by GilGil · 10 replies
    CBS News Houston ^ | 8/1/2014 | associated press
    Federal immigration officials gave separate tours for media, local governments, consular officials andimmigrant advocates on Thursday to show what residents will be afforded once they pass through the 15-foot gate to temporarily live behind high concrete walls. The only person allowed to be quoted during the media tour was Lucero. Once they enter under the welcome sign — in English and Spanish — immigrants will be processed through showers and health screenings and allowed to select clothes for themselves and their children. Mothers also can request diapers, baby bottles, pacifiers and blankets. Further inside they will have access to a...
  • Another town bans detention of illegal unaccompanied minors, CNN anchor nearly loses her mind

    07/10/2014 10:36:27 AM PDT · by Nachum · 70 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 7/10/14 | staff
    League City in Texas has banned the processing and detention of illegal unaccompanied minors in their community. Heidi Thiess, League City Councilwoman, told CNN’s Ashleigh Banfield that they don’t believe the federal government is following its own laws and the resolution they passed is aimed at the overall problem of illegal immigration and human trafficking. When Thiess was asked if she understood the criticism that they are turning their backs on these people who just need help, she disagreed pointing out that the unaccompanied children are only 18% of those in detention right now and if the federal government were...
  • LAPD to Halt Detention of Undocumented Immigrants at Request of ICE

    07/07/2014 12:01:19 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 7, 2014 | BY ANDREW BLANKSTEIN
    The city of Los Angeles announced Monday that it will no longer honor requests from federal immigration officials to detain undocumented immigrants for possible deportation without either a court order or arrest warrant, citing constitutional concerns raised by recent court decisions. In announcing the decision, Mayor Eric Garcetti and police Chief Charlie Beck cited a recent decision by a federal judge in Oregon who found that local authorities violated the 4th Amendment rights of an undocumented immigrant held for two weeks on an ICE hold despite being eligible for release. Specifically, the judge found that such detainers lacked the necessary...
  • Here’s What Members of Congress CANNOT Do While Touring Immigrant Detention Facilities

    07/03/2014 10:46:28 AM PDT · by Libloather · 41 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7/03/14 | Pete Kasperowicz
    The Department of Health and Human Services has agreed to allow members of Congress to go on a managed tour of a Texas facility that houses immigrant children, amid congressional criticism that the government is trying to keep members out of these facilities. But HHS has set several ground rules that members will have to follow if they attend. **SNIP** “No recording devices will be allowed (We may ask you to leave your cellphone in your vehicle),” the email said. “No questions will be allowed during the tour, but questions will be addressed right after the tour,” it continued. “No...
  • Dad can't serve detention for tardy kid, but is welcome to join her

    02/14/2014 6:58:52 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 32 replies
    upi ^ | Feb. 13, 2014
    PLAINFIELD, Ill., School officials in Illinois turned down a father's request that he be punished in place of his daughter, but said it's OK if he serves detention with her. The girl -- a third-grader at Meadow View Elementary School in Plainfield -- was ordered to detention for tardiness but the dad, whose name was not reported, volunteered to serve on her behalf, saying it was not her fault she was late, WLS-TV, Chicago, reported Thursday. "Dad brings his child to school every day. The principal said the child will still serve the detention. That's their normal procedure and the...
  • Russia Issues Travel Warning to Its Citizens About United States and Extradition

    09/02/2013 10:39:34 PM PDT · by coldphoenix · 1 replies
    NYTimes ^ | September 2, 2013 | DAVID M. HERSZENHORN
    Countries often issue travel advisories warning citizens of danger abroad: war, for instance, or a terrorist threat or an outbreak of disease. The Russian Foreign Ministry posted advice of a somewhat different nature on Monday, cautioning people wanted by the United States not to visit nations that have an extradition treaty with it. “Warning for Russian citizens traveling internationally,” the Foreign Ministry bulletin said. “Recently, detentions of Russian citizens in various countries, at the request of American law enforcement, have become more frequent — with the goal of extradition and legal prosecution in the United States.” Citing examples in Costa...
  • U.S. to U.N.: 'The United States Does Not Operate Any Secret Detention Facilities'

    08/13/2013 2:15:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    weekly standard ^ | 8/13/13 | JERYL BIER
    In a report to the United Nations Committee Against Torture, the Obama administration unequivocally denies the existence of secret detention facilities operated by any part of the U.S. government. The document is a response to "55 questions prepared by the Committee and transmitted to the United States on January 10, 2010," ranging from CIA rendition to allegations of torture by Chicago police in the 1980s. Among those questions were several regarding the detention of suspected terrorists and combatants. Question 5(a) reads, in part: Please provide information on: (a) Whether the State party has adopted a policy that ensures that no...
  • Main Core: A List Of Millions Of Americans That Will Be Subject To Detention During Martial Law

    06/11/2013 11:30:49 AM PDT · by Abiotic · 5 replies
    End The American Dream ^ | June 10th, 2013 | Michael Snyder
    Are you on the list? Are you one of the millions of Americans that have been designated a threat to national security by the U.S. government? Will you be subject to detention when martial law is imposed during a major national emergency? As you will see below, there is actually a list that contains the names of at least 8 million Americans known as Main Core that the U.S. intelligence community has been compiling since the 1980s. A recent article on Washington’s Blog Link quoted a couple of old magazine articles that mentioned this program, and I was intrigued because...
  • Main Core: A List Of Millions Of Americans That Will Be Subject To Detention During Martial Law

    06/11/2013 9:14:19 AM PDT · by blam · 310 replies
    The American Dream ^ | 6-11-2013 | Michael Snyder
    Main Core: A List Of Millions Of Americans That Will Be Subject To Detention During Martial Law By Michael Snyder June 10th, 2013 Are you on the list? Are you one of the millions of Americans that have been designated a threat to national security by the U.S. government? Will you be subject to detention when martial law is imposed during a major national emergency? As you will see below, there is actually a list that contains the names of at least 8 million Americans known as Main Core that the U.S. intelligence community has been compiling since the 1980s....
  • Obama's plan to make illegals comfy

    02/16/2013 6:58:13 AM PST · by Steve Peacock · 11 replies
    WND ^ | Feb. 15, 2013 | Steve Peacock
    As the U.S. Department of Homeland Security expands its outsourcing of detention across the nation, potential contractors are being forewarned to abide by the Obama administration’s kinder, gentler approach to detaining illegal aliens. DHS Immigration & Customs Enforcement most recently embarked upon the outsourcing plan in Georgia, where it will continue to push the administration’s reform agenda to create a civil, rather than penal, processing system. According to contracting documents that WND located through routine database research, the Georgia outsourcing endeavor requires providers to offer detainees, among other perks, “abundant natural light throughout the facility [and] ample indoor and outdoor...
  • CIA claims no detention authority in Benghazi,however,they still do

    11/15/2012 1:48:23 PM PST · by 5etester · 5 replies
    Spellchek ^ | 11/13/12 | Administrator
    The CIA spokesman is referring to Executive Order 13491 — Ensuring Lawful Interrogations. It revokes Executive Order 13440 from the Bush era. Sec. 4. Prohibition of Certain Detention Facilities, and Red Cross Access to Detained Individuals. (a) CIA Detention. The CIA shall close as expeditiously as possible any detention facilities that it currently operates and shall not operate any such detention facility in the future. The CIA claims it had no authority since the EO was issued. However, make sure you read the entire Executive Order. Under Sec. 2 Definitions. (g) The terms “detention facilities” and “detention facility” in section...
  • Glenn Greenwald on Indefinite Detention

    09/19/2012 9:35:23 AM PDT · by arthurus · 2 replies
    ARIZONOMICS ^ | 18 September 2012 | Glenn Greenwald
    In May, something extremely rare happened: a federal court applied the US constitution to impose some limits on the powers of the president. That happened when federal district court judge Katherine Forrest of the southern district of New York, an Obama appointee, preliminarily barred enforcement of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the statute enacted by Congress in December 2011 with broad bipartisan support and signed into law by President Obama (after he had threatened to veto it). That 2011 law expressly grants the president the power to indefinitely detain in military custody not only accused terrorists, but also their...
  • Massive Government Cover-Up In Virginia? (Brandon Raub)

    09/09/2012 8:03:18 AM PDT · by lward99 · 25 replies
    Forbes/Revolution PAC ^ | 9/10/12 | Lawrence A. Hunter
    On September 6, 2012, Revolution PAC, which I chair, submitted Freedom-of-Information-Act (FOIA) requests to eight state and local agencies and offices of the Commonwealth of Virginia demanding release of all information and communications relating to the Brandon J. Raub case. Mr. Raub, a former, decorated Marine who served with distinction in Iraq and Afghanistan, was kidnapped on August 16 by a joint strike force of Virginia and Federal “law-enforcement” agents, after which they tried to “disappear” him into the Virginia psychiatric gulag without charging him with any wrongdoing. What did Raub do to deserve this abuse and torment by the...
  • Marine Brandon Raub speaks out following detention

    08/29/2012 5:47:03 AM PDT · by fromscratchmom · 11 replies
    The Liberty Crier ^ | 8/29/2012 | video
    Brandon Raub, a decorated marine who was arrested by federal agents and incarcerated in a psych ward for simply posting thoughts and song lyrics to his Facebook page, discusses his ordeal and his thoughts about the state of our freedoms with John Whitehead, Constitutional Attorney and President of The Rutherford Institute. Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution...
  • U.S. Army Military Police School Civil Disturbance Operations Course

    07/06/2012 12:45:00 PM PDT · by tutstar · 43 replies
    publicintelligence.net ^ | 7 6 2012 | INtelligence
    The following self-learning course from the U.S. Army Military Police School at Fort McClellan describes procedures for military police involvement in civil disturbance operations. The course makes it clear that temporary detention facilities in the event of a civil disturbance overloading local resources would be operated under existing military doctrine for internment facilities. The course cites U.S. Army FM 3-19.40 Internment/Resettlement Operations, which is now numbered FM 3-39.40 since its most recent revision in 2010, as the primary reference for the operation of these facilities. This lesson is designed to describe the nature and causes of disaffection and social unrest;...
  • A New York Judge Is Single-Handedly Blocking The Government's Indefinite Detention Provision

    05/17/2012 6:13:21 AM PDT · by opentalk · 15 replies
    Business Insider ^ | May 17, 2012 | Robert Johnson
    A New York judge ruled yesterday that the government may not lock up American citizens without due process as allowed by the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Bob Van Voris and Patricia Hurtado at Bloomberg report U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest ruled against President Obama, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, and the Department of Defense and in favor of a group opposing provision 1021 of the NDAA. The opposition, including former New York Times reporter Christopher Hedges, filed the complaint January 13....A bit of background: Late last year Senate Armed Services Chairman senior member John McCain (R.-Ariz.) and Carl Levin...
  • Leaked U.S. Army document: FM 3-39.40 Internment and Resettlement Operations

    05/08/2012 7:01:07 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 38 replies
    Klein Online - WND ^ | May 3rd | Aaron Klein
    Click here to read doc.
  • China’s New NDAA Law Is Less Repressive than Obama’s Version

    03/27/2012 8:50:32 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 5 replies
    beatobama.us ^ | 3.26.12 | Unknown
    We’re living in strange times when China begins copying America’s detention laws but watering them down. We’re often assured by the media that China is filled with human rights abuses and governmental tyranny, but what does it mean when their rules are less repressive than the ones Barack Hussein Obama is imposing on us? Things have gotten so bad here that a communist country is copying Mr. Obama’s signature pieces of legislation, but making them more humane than the American versions. The communist Chinese have revealed their latest proposed amendments to detention rules. Unlike the NDAA passed here in America,...
  • Dems Introduce Legislation to Repeal Indefinite Detention of Americans

    03/09/2012 2:32:24 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 8 replies
    http://theintelhub.com ^ | March 9, 2012 | Mac Slavo
    Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO) and Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA) have unveiled legislation in the Senate and House which would ensure that any individual detained on U.S. soil under the Authorization of Military Force (AUMF) has access to due process and the federal court system. The bill would repeal the provision in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 that requires the military to detain on U.S. soil any individuals suspected of terrorism. Senator Mark Udall and Rep. Adam Smith launch an effort to protect U.S. citizens from indefinite detention and preserve civil liberties.Senator Mark Udall and Rep. Adam Smith launch...
  • Media Turn Hunger Striking Terrorist Spokesman into Victim

    02/21/2012 3:48:29 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/2/12 | Gavriel Queenann
    Islamic Jihad spokesman Khader Adnan said Tuesday he is ending his 66-day hunger strike after worldwide sympathy pressured the Justice Ministry to decide to end his administrative detention two months from now. Mainstream media have turned the terrorist leader into a victim and hero as he continued his hunger strike while under care in an Israeli hospital. The Islamic Jihad has been outlawed by the United States as a terror group. Eleven people were hurt Tuesday in a protest outside his prison cell near Jerusalem while he lay in his bed in Ziv Hospital, in Tzfat in northern Israel. Israeli...
  • Are the detainment provisions of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act serious?

    02/10/2012 8:21:46 AM PST · by Veritas_et_libertas · 7 replies
    Independence Institute ^ | February 5th, 2012 | Rob Natelson
    Are the detainment provisions of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act serious? Yes they are. This is a complicated area, and there has been a lot of word-fudging in spinning this subject. So bear with me as we take things step by step. **snip** When you look at sections 1021 and 1022 of the National Defense Authorization Act objectively, they become scary in their potential. If the administration does try to use it to lock up American citizens without habeas corpus, the Supreme Court probably will void the incarceration and require a civilian trial. But in the normal course of...
  • NDAA Nullification: Tennessee Bills Propose Kidnapping Charges for Federal Agents

    02/06/2012 11:37:48 AM PST · by don-o · 17 replies
    Tenth Amendment Center ^ | February 5, 2012 | TAC Daily Updates
    State and local resistance to the detention provisions contained in the National Defense Authorization Act continues to grow, rapidly emerging as a nationwide movement. The Tennessee legislature will consider HB1629 and SB2669 in the 2012 session. The legislation would effectively nullify the detention provisions in the NDAA and would also require federal agents making an arrest in the Volunteer State for any reason to first obtain written permission from the county sheriff. This bill declares that any federal law purporting to require local or state law enforcement agencies to act at the direction of the federal government or the United...
  • Detention provisions of defense bill spark New York ‘Occupy’ protest

    01/04/2012 9:36:02 PM PST · by Libloather · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/04/12 | Jeremy Herb
    Detention provisions of defense bill spark New York ‘Occupy’ protestBy Jeremy Herb - 01/04/12 02:46 PM ET Occupy Wall Street protesters in New York City stormed Grand Central Station during rush hour Tuesday evening, rallying against the Defense Authorization Act. The protesters were objecting to provisions in the bill, which President Obama signed into law on Saturday, that civil liberties groups say allow the United States to detain American citizens indefinitely in military custody. “There’s an amendment in there that basically makes our country a place where any citizen can be detained indefinitely without a trial and without due process,”...
  • McCain-sponsored Indefinite Detention Now Law

    01/04/2012 8:24:18 AM PST · by rashley · 4 replies
    Agora Financial ^ | 1/3/12 | Addison Wiggin
    With the extension of the payroll tax cut, a few more pages are added to the federal tax code, too. We haven’t been able to unearth the new total... but as of July 1 last year, the Standard Tax Reporter — a database of the tax code maintained by the firm CCH — stood at 73,536 pages. That’s equal to 62 copies of Atlas Shrugged. It is also nearly three times the size of the tax code in 1984 — when the total stood at a more “manageable” 26,300 pages. Yet the most-onerous new law signed with little fanfare on...
  • Obama: I can so hold you indefinitely without trial if I want

    01/03/2012 12:06:47 PM PST · by Starman417 · 34 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-03-12 | DrJohn
    In his latest signing statement Obama said: "My administration will not authorize the indefinite military detention without trial of American citizens," Obama said in the signing statement. "Indeed, I believe that doing so would break with our most important traditions and values as a nation." Now why would he even need to say that were it not possible? Does his signing statement make you feel safer? It ought not. After all, it was Obama who said unequivocally that he would not use signing statements to "get his way." [VIDEO AT SITE] Obviously it is now possible for Obama to hold...
  • FINAL CURTAIN: OBAMA SIGNS IMDEFINITE DETENTION OF CITIZENS INTO LAW AS FINAL ACT OF 2011

    01/02/2012 5:56:39 PM PST · by Yosemitest · 139 replies · 2+ views
    JonathanTurley.org ^ | January 2, 2012 | Jonathan Turley
    President Barack Obama rang in the New Year by signing the NDAA law with its provision allowing him to indefinitely detain citizens. It was a symbolic moment to say the least. With Americans distracted with drinking and celebrating, Obama signed one of the greatest rollbacks of civil liberties in the history of our country. . . and citizens partied only blissfully into the New Year. Ironically, in addition to breaking his promise not to sign the law, Obama broke his promise on signing statements and attached a statement that he really does not want to detain citizens indefinitely. Obama insisted...
  • Beware Washington's Benevolence

    12/21/2011 11:29:32 AM PST · by calif_reaganite · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 21, 2011 | Igor Birman
    But in the 17 years since I became an American, we’ve been averting our gaze as these sacred assurances slowly have waned. With passage of the National Defense Authorization Act, we look away again as Congress exposes Americans to the specter of prison without charge or trial and smothers that basic right of free citizens to invoke the law against their government. ... But Americans should know that to eyes familiar with tyranny by experience, congressional consent to these broad new powers marks a major milestone on the road to serfdom. Before it’s too late, let us resolve to renew...
  • Americans face Guantánamo detention after Obama climbdown

    12/15/2011 6:06:59 AM PST · by AnAmericanAbroad · 64 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | December 15th, 2011 | Chris McGreal
    Barack Obama has abandoned a commitment to veto a new security law that allows the military to indefinitely detain without trial American terrorism suspects arrested on US soil who could then be shipped to Guantánamo Bay. Human rights groups accused the president of deserting his principles and disregarding the long-established principle that the military is not used in domestic policing. The legislation has also been strongly criticised by libertarians on the right angered at the stripping of individual rights for the duration of "a war that appears to have no end". The law, contained in the defence authorisation bill that...
  • Obama to approve indefinite detention and torture of Americans

    12/15/2011 6:23:08 AM PST · by kronos77 · 48 replies
    Less than a month after he threatened to veto terrifying legislation that would cease constitutional rights as we know it, Obama has revoked his warning and plans to authorize a bill allowing indefinite detention and torture of Americans. After passing in the House of Representatives earlier this year, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 went before the US Senate last week, where it was met with overwhelming approval. In the days before, the Obama administration issued a policy statement on November 17 saying explicitly that the president would veto the bill, as it would challenge “the president’s...
  • Senator Levin: It was Obama who required Indefinite Detainment Bill INCLUDE U.S. Citizens

    12/13/2011 8:52:56 AM PST · by opentalk · 33 replies
    sherriequestioningall ^ | December 11, 2011
    Well now we know, for those who have been holding out “hope” that Obama will veto the 1031 Indefinite Detainment Bill against holding U.S. Citizens without rights to a trial or lawyer or charges for the rest of their lives…. It was Obama who required the bill have the language of U.S. Citizens being held without rights in the bill! The only reason he would veto it, is because it does not give him the absolute power as he wants!...Here is Senator Levin on the floor of the Senate revealing it was Obama himself who Demanded U.S. Citizens be part...
  • The Indefinite Detention Bill DOES Apply to American Citizens on U.S. Soil

    12/14/2011 8:20:29 AM PST · by opentalk · 14 replies
    Washingtonblog ^ | December 14, 2011
    Even at this 11th hour –when all of our liberties and freedom are about to go down the drain –many people still don’t understand that the indefinite detention bill passed by Congress allows indefinite detention of Americans on American soil....Another sponsor of the bill –Senator Levin –has also repeatedly said that the bill applies to American citizens on American soil, citing the Supreme Court case of Hamdi which ruled that American citizens can be treated as enemy combatants: “The Supreme Court has recently ruled there is no bar to the United States holding one of its own citizens as an...
  • U.S. Congress enacts laws to hold civilians under indefinite military detention without trial

    11/30/2011 11:42:41 PM PST · by Cardhu · 91 replies · 1+ views
    Asian Tribune ^ | December 1st 2011 | Daya Gamage
    Under Sections 1031and 1032 of the National Defense Authorization Act for the Fiscal Year 2012, the United States Congress has proposed to give the Department of Defense the explicit power to take civilians into military custody, detain them indefinitely with no charges or trial. Well hidden in the 682-page long National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the Bill under the title ‘Detainee Matters’ has received tragically sparse coverage in the American national media, widely-read national newspapers and broadly-watched national television channels blocking the existence of this impending legislation described by rights organizations such as the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) as...
  • No more stopovers in Istanbul?

    09/06/2011 10:56:55 AM PDT · by americanophile · 8 replies
    Y Net News ^ | 09.06.11 | Y Net News
    Will Israelis be forced to say goodbye to cheap flights through Turkey? Sources in the travel industry say that the detention and humiliation of Israeli passengers at the Istanbul airport on Monday signals a new, pessimistic era – especially for those seeking low-cost flights to a variety of destinations across the world. Some travel agencies are already experiencing a halt in reservations for the High Holiday season. The incident, which was first reported by Ynet, took place after the passengers arrived on a Turkish Airlines flight. For many years, this company has been offering Israelis flights to a large number...
  • McCain Proposes Indefinite Detention Without Trial for Citizens

    05/15/2011 10:15:18 AM PDT · by Nachum · 80 replies · 1+ views
    new american ^ | 4/18/2010 | Thomas R. Eddlem
    Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) has introduced a bill that would allow the President to imprison an unlimited number of American citizens (as well as foreigners) indefinitely without trial. Known as The Enemy Belligerent Interrogation, Detention, and Prosecution Act of 2010, or S. 3081, the bill authorizes the President to deny a detainee a trial by jury simply by designating that person an “enemy belligerent.” The bill, which has eight cosponsors, explicitly names U.S. citizens as among those who can be detained indefinitely without trial: An individual, including a citizen of the United States, determined to be an unprivileged enemy belligerent...
  • Woman at Rand Pauls campaign appearance (A MUST READ)

    10/26/2010 3:51:02 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 60 replies · 2+ views
    ResistNet ^ | October 26, 2010 | toecurlingconservative
    I see another party here on Resistnet has posted a detail lacking discussion regarding the young woman attempting to approach Rand Paul with a mock award she was going to "present" him at his Louisville appearance. Video's are provided, you get to honestly be the judge of what happened after she's down and being detained. Any rude crude or wishing of ill-harm/death comments directed towards her or anyone working in conjunction to detain her and this discussion will hopefully result in you being warned or banned. This is a friendly warning. Don't be stuck on stupid, watch what your fingers...
  • Immigration detention agreement

    06/16/2010 3:13:02 PM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 9 replies · 292+ views
    OA online ^ | June 16, 2010 2:14 PM | MICHELLE ROBERTS
    SAN ANTONIO— In an agreement U.S. immigration officials hope will begin to reshape the entire 30,000-bed detention system, some asylum-seekers and immigrants awaiting deportation proceedings could soon be held in facilities where they can wear their own clothes, participate in movie and bingo nights, eat continental breakfasts, and celebrate holidays with visiting family members. It could end confinement in prison-like facilities — complete with razor wire, jail-style uniforms, armed guards and partitions that prevent physical contact with loved ones — for those who have never been convicted of a crime and are not considered a threat. Corrections Corporation of America,...
  • ICE to make detention centers more humane

    06/10/2010 11:31:33 AM PDT · by AuntB · 47 replies · 583+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | June 8, 2010 | SUSAN CARROLL
    Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials are preparing to roll out a series of changes at several privately owned immigration detention centers, including relaxing some security measures for low-risk detainees and offering art classes, bingo and continental breakfast on the weekends. The changes were welcomed by immigrant advocates who have been waiting for the Obama administration to deliver on a promise made in August to overhaul the nation's immigration detention system. The 28 changes identified in the e-mail range from the superficial to the substantive. In addition to “softening the look of the facility” with hanging plants and offering fresh carrot...
  • Police act swiftly after gun purchases

    03/11/2010 7:54:48 PM PST · by marktwain · 59 replies · 1,156+ views
    Mall Tribune ^ | 9 March, 2010 | Anita Burke
    Concerns about an Oregon Department of Transportation employee who purchased several guns after being placed on leave prompted law enforcement across Southern Oregon to step in. Negotiators and a SWAT team from Medford police safely took a man — whose name wasn't released — into protective custody Monday morning in the 500 block of Effie Street, Medford police said in a news release. He was taken to Rogue Valley Medical Center for a mental-health evaluation. The man recently had been placed on administrative leave from his job and was "very disgruntled," the news release said. ODOT Communications Director Patrick Cooney...
  • W.H. considers indefinite detention [oh I can hear the progressives and ACLU]

    02/15/2010 3:05:02 PM PST · by Former Military Chick · 25 replies · 918+ views
    Politico ^ | 2/15/2010 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    The White House is considering endorsing a law that would allow the indefinite detention of some alleged terrorists without trial as part of efforts to break a logjam with Congress over President Barack Obama’s plans to close the Guantanamo Bay prison, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Monday. Last summer, White House officials said they had ruled out seeking a “preventive detention” statute as a way to deal with anti-terror detainees, saying the administration would hold any Guantanamo prisoners brought to the U.S. in criminal courts or under the general “law of war” principles permitting detention of enemy combatants. However, speaking...
  • Iran Reportedly Charges 3 Detained American Hikers With Espionage

    11/09/2009 6:53:49 AM PST · by Scanian · 77 replies · 2,628+ views
    Fox News ^ | November 09, 2009 | Fox News
    Three American hikers who have been detained in Iran after crossing into the country from Iraq have been charged with espionage, according to reports by Iran's State News Agency. Shane Bauer, 27, Sarah Shourd, 31, and Josh Fattal, 27, have been detained in Iran since July 31. Their families say they entered the Islamic Republic accidentally while hiking in a scenic area of northern Iraq. The families, who have had no contact with the detainees, released videos in October that showed them dancing and singing before they were captured by Iranian authorities.
  • Thanks Patriot Act - Obama Implements 'Precrime' 'Prolonged Detention' Rachel Maddow Reports

    09/27/2009 2:21:04 PM PDT · by blueyon · 20 replies · 1,219+ views
    Youtube ^ | 9-24-09 | tree0fmight
    **Is the media starting to wake up to Obama, I mean when Rachel Maddow questions The One..in what she calls the tail of two speeches made simultaneously. Good video** Have you seen Minority Report with Tom Cruise? Well here it goes, welcome to real life. Obama is implementing Precrime, and yes this apply's to normal citizens like you and I
  • Iowa H1N1 Detention Order Leaked! Be afraid, be very afraid or be ZOTTED! [False rumor: see post 72

    09/01/2009 5:52:39 AM PDT · by bigdad99 · 138 replies · 5,759+ views
    Iowa Health Dept. has drafted forms to force detention of people simply exposed to the flu - do not have to prove H1N1 has infected them even though the test is simple and cheap. No provision for mothers and fathers to visit children - or visit of pastors and priests, etc. - strict detention. No option for family doctor to visit - this is a crime if allowed to continue. Everyone needs to call the State house and Senators and House Members ASAP and demand that the rules be changed to require proof (and double proof to eliminate false positives)...
  • Feds to Change Immigration Detention Oversight

    08/05/2009 8:51:00 PM PDT · by Reagan is King · 7 replies · 374+ views
    AP ^ | Wednesday, August 05, 2009 | AP Staff
    The Obama administration plans to place federal employees in the largest immigration detention facilities in the country to monitor detainee treatment. WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration plans to place federal employees in the largest immigration detention facilities in the country to monitor detainee treatment. This oversight role is currently handled by private contractors. But under the new plan, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials would be placed at the largest jails to directly supervise how the detention centers are managed, according to people briefed on the government's plan. The government has been criticized for its treatment of immigration detainees, and Homeland...
  • Gitmo: Seller's Remorse

    07/07/2009 9:03:45 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 242+ views
    Campus Report ^ | July 7, 2009 | Brittany Fortier
    Gitmo: Seller’s Remorse by: Brittany Fortier, July 07, 2009 Photographs that allegedly depict detainee abuse have generated debate in Congress, with Senators Lindsey Graham (R-South Car.) and Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) saying on June 11, 2009 that “if the House drops the provision [from the Senate bill] that would prevent these photos from being released … American soldiers are going to be subject to increased violent attack...” The debate has also prompted discussion of how the Obama administration will handle the split among Democrats on this issue. A panel hosted on June 15, 2009, by the Center for American Progress (CAP)...
  • "Indefinite Detention"

    06/02/2009 10:37:56 AM PDT · by magdalen · 3 replies · 402+ views
    Brasscheck TV ^ | June 2, 2009 | Magdalene
    You owe it to yourself to be aware of what the government and president are doing. Please take the time to watch this video of the president's speech. Liberties are disappearing. ON INDEFINITE DETENTION IN CASE SOMEONE THINKS YOU ARE A RISK: A NEW 'REGIME OF LAW'???? VERY SERIOUS STUFF; IS ANYONE LISTENING? No charges...no evidence...no crime - and indefinite detention. Obama proposes making the ultimate assault on civil liberties... Details: http://www.brasschecktv.com/page/630.html
  • Obama Is Said to Consider Preventive Detention Plan (Flush the Constitution!)

    05/21/2009 8:05:48 AM PDT · by markomalley · 350 replies · 17,187+ views
    NY Slimes (Page A18!!!) ^ | 5/21/2009 | SHERYL GAY STOLBERG
    WASHINGTON — President Obama told human rights advocates at the White House on Wednesday that he was mulling the need for a “preventive detention” system that would establish a legal basis for the United States to incarcerate terrorism suspects who are deemed a threat to national security but cannot be tried, two participants in the private session said. The discussion, in a 90-minute meeting in the Cabinet Room that included Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. and other top administration officials, came on the eve of a much-anticipated speech Mr. Obama is to give Thursday on a number of thorny...
  • Judge: Bagram prisoners can challenge detention (in US civilian courts)

    04/02/2009 9:16:12 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 1,731+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/2/09 | Nedra Pickler - ap
    WASHINGTON – A federal judge ruled on Thursday that prisoners in the war on terror can use U.S. civilian courts to challenge their detention at a military air base in Afghanistan. U.S. District Judge John Bates turned down the United States' motion to deny the right to three foreign detainees at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled last year that detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have the right to challenge their detention in court. But the government had argued that it did not apply to those in Afghanistan.
  • (LEAD) N. Korea says it is holding, investigating two Americans

    03/21/2009 7:11:55 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies · 611+ views
    Yonhap News ^ | 03/21/09
    (LEAD) N. Korea says it is holding, investigating two Americans SEOUL, March 21 (Yonhap) -- North Korea's state news agency said Saturday that the country detained two Americans earlier this week and is investigating them for allegedly intruding into North Korean territory illegally. The Korea Central News Agency report, monitored in Seoul, said that authorities detained two Americans on March 17 while they were "illegally intruding the territory of the DPRK by crossing the DPRK-China border." DPRK stands for the North's official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. The report came as two female reporters from Current TV, an...
  • (2nd LD) N. Korea detains two American journalists (Al Gore's cable TV)

    03/19/2009 1:30:44 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies · 981+ views
    Yonhap News ^ | 03/19/09 | Lee Chi-dong
    (2nd LD) N. Korea detains two American journalists By Lee Chi-dong SEOUL, March 19 (Yonhap) -- North Korea and the United States are in talks over the fate of two American journalists detained by the communist nation, a diplomatic source here said Thursday. "Two reporters working for a U.S.-based Internet news media outlet, including a Korean-American, were detained by North Korean authorities earlier this week, and they remain in custody there," the source said. The journalists, who are both women, were videotaping a scene near the North's border with China despite repeated warnings by North Korean border guards, according to...
  • Terror suspect can challenge U.S. detention: court

    07/15/2008 1:19:31 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 146+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 7/15/08 | James Vicini
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush can order the imprisonment of an al Qaeda suspect in the United States but the detainee must be able to challenge his status as an "enemy combatant," a federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday. The court, based in Richmond, Virginia, was split 5-4 on both issues in a mixed ruling about a Qatari national, Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri, the only foreign national held in the United States as an "enemy combatant." If the government's allegations about Marri are true, then the U.S. Congress gave Bush the power to detain him as part of...