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  • 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...

    04/24/2012 1:28:18 PM PDT · by hope · 26 replies
    (Phoenix, AZ) Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio ordered parts of the maximum security 4th Avenue Jail be placed on indefinite lockdown as racial tensions rise – tensions brought on by orders from the Mexican Mafia chieftains who appear to be trying to control the downtown jail. Arpaio’s move to lockdown the jail aims to protect not only officers but inmates as well. According to the Sheriff’s jail intelligence unit, super max Mexican Mafia inmates housed in the closed custody unit of the 4th Avenue jail are putting out orders to all Hispanic inmates to refuse to be housed with black...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • IMHO -- Obama Makes Bush Look Like An Amateur

    12/16/2011 9:35:32 AM PST · by Chris in VA · 13 replies
    IMHO -- In My Honest Opinion ^ | 12/16/11 | averagedad1
    Clearly Senator Obama, and later Candidate Obama, made it abundantly clear that the indefinite detention of detainees at Guantanamo Bay without the due process of a trial is wrong on all grounds – legal, ethical, and moral. He even goes as far as to say that it works against us in our war on terror. Now, let’s compare that to what has just happened recently… The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) has been sent to Obama who has said that he will sign it into law. Now, pay attention, this is the part of the law that should frighten all...
  • Iran: America’s Options - We have been indulging in wishful thinking for a decade...

    11/16/2011 2:32:15 PM PST · by neverdem · 8 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | November 16, 2011 | Jim Lacey
    Iran: America's OptionsWe have been indulging in wishful thinking for a decade. It's time to stop. In 2007, America’s intelligence agencies delivered a National Intelligence Estimate to President Bush declaring: “We judge with high confidence that in fall 2003, Tehran halted its nuclear weapons program.” As the latest report from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) makes clear, Iran did indeed end its “structured” nuclear-weapons program. Kudos to the intel agencies for spotting this change. Where they did much less well was in spotting that the “structured” nuclear-weapons program was transitioned into an “unstructured” nuclear-weapons program.One might wonder what the...
  • 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...
  • Lefty Craniums Explode As Obama Considers Keeping Our Enemy Detained Indefinitely

    02/15/2010 8:09:06 PM PST · by Starman417 · 5 replies · 416+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-15-10 | Curt
    March 2002: President Bush authorizes the indefinite detention of enemy combatants. April 2010: President Obama keeps that program intact. Watch as the left heads explode: 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… Civil liberties advocates and many who back Obama’s effort to close Guantanamo have opposed a preventive detention law as a departure from the tradition of prosecuting and punishing...
  • "Golden Rule" Pelosi: 'Permitting Indefinite Detention is Contrary to Our History and Values'

    09/28/2006 4:03:19 PM PDT · by Libloather · 46 replies · 1,023+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 9/27/06
    Pelosi: 'Permitting Indefinite Detention Under Conditions that Cannot be Challenged in Court is Contrary to Our History and Values'Wed Sep 27, 3:45 PM ET To: National Desk Contact: Brendan Daly or Jennifer Crider, 202-226-7616, both for House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 /U.S. Newswire/ -- House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi spoke on the House floor this afternoon in strong opposition to H.R. 6054 -- Military Commissions Act. Three major amendments offered by Democratic Members were rejected by the Rules Committee. Below are Pelosi's remarks: "It's been five years since 9/11, yet not one person who has been directly...
  • Indefinite Jailing of 6 in Canada Tests Legal System

    12/19/2004 6:02:03 AM PST · by crushelits · 45 replies · 771+ views ^ | Sunday, December 19, 2004 | Doug Struck
    Mona el-Fouli is seeking the release of her husband, who has been jailed in Toronto without being charged. TORONTO -- For a long time, Mona el-Fouli lied to her young children. Their father was working, she told them at first. He was on a trip, she said later. But when she took her boys, 5 and 7, to see their father behind a glass partition, they knew he was in jail. "Please mom, can I break this glass and go inside to play with my dad?" pleaded the 7-year-old, she recounted. For 4 1/2 years, el-Fouli's husband, Mohammed Zeki Mahjoub,...