Mike Pompeo, new CIA director for Donald Trump, has said a lot on Muslims, torture, intelligence, terror and more. WASHINGTON Rep.
Mike Pompeo of Kansas, just tapped to be Donald Trump’s new CIA director, has had a lot to say about torture, Muslims, terrorism, the Iranian nuclear deal and NSA spying. Here’s a sample: Pompeo on the release of the 2014 Senate torture report: “Our men and women who were tasked to keep us safe in the aftermath of 9/11 — our military and our intelligence warriors — are heroes, not pawns in some liberal game being played by the ACLU and Senator Feinstein,” Pompeo said in a statement on Dec. 9, 2014.
“These men and women are not torturers, they are patriots. “It is hard to imagine a sound reason that Senator Feinstein would put American operators and their families at risk—by demanding the release of details that are not in any way related to the legality or appropriateness of the programs. “Moreover, the release of this report makes our nation is less secure. 3/27/19: ACLU-PA Statement on Officer-Involved Shooting Death of Osaze Osagie. The ACLU: Conscientious Objectors. Prisoner #254 in the Essex County, New Jersey, jail (where short-term federal prisoners were held) turned his sentence into what he called his “vacation on the government.”
He used his time to read and think about his personal future and the future of the country, particularly about the problem of individual rights in a modern urban-industrial society. Baldwin was released from jail in mid-July 1919. He probably already had a plan for his future, but first he wanted to take care of some personal business. Feeling he needed some personal experience as an industrial worker, he embarked on a trip that took him to Pittsburgh and St. Louis, working for a brief period in a steel mill.
Those who joined the proposed new group had no illusions about the challenge they faced. And so, in this seemingly hopeless situation, on Jan. 19,1920, the executive committee of the new American Civil Liberties Union held its first official meeting. 3/27/19: Family, ACLU issue statement amid ongoing investigation into fatal confrontation with Osaze Osagie. Mental health warrant led to officer-involved shooting, police say The parents of the State College man shot and killed during a March 20 confrontation with borough police are advocating for changes in law enforcement policy, the family’s attorneys said Wednesday. Sylvester and Iyunolu Osagie are struggling to understand how their request for police assistance ended in the death of their son, Osaze Osagie, 29, attorneys Andrew Shubin and Kathleen Yurchak said in a press release.
That request for help will “forever haunt” the family, Yurchak said. Three State College police officers were attempting to serve a mental health warrant on Osaze Osagie, who was diagnosed with autism, when one officer opened fire, borough police officials have said. 1/10: NC county commission loses suit to hold prayer before each public meeting, must pay ACLU fees.
A federal judge found the way the Rowan County Commission prayed before public meetings unconstitutional.
An appeals court eventually agreed and the Supreme Court last summer declined to hear the case brought by the American Civil Liberties Union, federal court records show. Now the county will have to pay the ACLU’s legal bills for the five-year legal fight: $285,000. The Confirmation Sessions. 3/21: ACLU Comment on Campus Speech Executive Order. 2/15: ACLU to Challenge National Emergency Declaration. 2/15: There's No ‘National Emergency’ at the Border & Trump’s Declaration Is Illegal. ACLU of Arkansas Issues Alert to Voters: Confirm Your Polling Place and Bring Photo ID. Voting Rights Are On the Ballot in Arkansas – Here’s What You Need to Know About Issue 2. Voting is the cornerstone of our democracy, but for years some Arkansas politicians have been trying to make it harder for people to vote.
It’s sad but true: some politicians, including President Trump, think suppressing the vote works to their political advantage – so they push restrictions that disproportionately impact low-income and minority voters. Four years ago, the ACLU of Arkansas took them to court and won, removing a restrictive new voter ID law that had disenfranchised 1,240 lawfully registered Arkansas voters whose votes were not counted in the spring election. But as ACLU founder Roger Baldwin famously said, “no fight for liberty ever stays won. " Now Arkansas politicians have put a constitutional amendment on the Arkansas ballot that would force voters to comply with a restrictive new photo ID law – or their vote will not count. ACLU-NH’s Statement on Governor Sununu’s Signing of HB 1264. CONCORD, NH – Governor Chris Sununu signed House Bill 1264 today, in defiance of his previous statements in opposition to the bill.
The ACLU-NH has challenged this bill since its inception because it would make it more difficult for some individuals—particularly college students—to vote by imposing onerous motor vehicle fees as a condition of voting. Moreover, the legislative history of HB 1264 makes clear that such voter suppression is the legislative intent of the bill. ACLU Resistance Training.