S.1867 Military Detention Act
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The three European men with Somali roots were arrested on a murky pretext in August as they passed through the small African country of Djibouti. But the reason soon became clear when they were visited in their jail cells by a succession of American interrogators. U.S. agents accused the men — two of them Swedes, the other a longtime resident of Britain — of supporting al-Shabab, an Islamist militia in Somalia that Washington considers a terrorist group.
You knew this was coming.
When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary to ensure that a President, who has led the country to near ruin and who is working to discard the basic principles upon which this Great Country rests, be peaceably removed it is incumbent upon us that we submit the reasons to the people.
Posted by TAC Daily Updates Delegate’s Letter Cites Pressing Need to Preserve American Citizens’ Constitutional Rights Delegate Bob Marshall is urging legislative leaders across the United States to enact bills similar to the new Virginia law refusing cooperation with federal authorities in arresting and indefinitely detaining American citizens on the slightest suspicion of aiding terrorists.
Carl Levin, a Democrat, represents Michigan in the Senate. Lamar Alexander, a Republican, represents Tennessee in the Senate.
Remember when Barack Obama disdained presidential signing statements? As with so much else, there is a difference between candidate Obama and President Obama. The president signed the national defense authorization act while expressing concern about provisions some have argued could lead to the indefinite detention of American citizens. While signing the bill into law, Obama assured everyone that he would never allow for indefinite detention. To do so, he argued, would violate sacred American traditions.
Some things are unforgivable in a democracy. A bill moving through Congress, authorizing the military to imprison American citizens indefinitely, without a trial or hearing, ranks right at the top of that list. I know—I lived through it on the Patriot Act. When Congress decided to squelch the truth about the CIA's advance warnings about 9/11 and the existence of a comprehensive peace option with Iraq, as the CIA's chief Asset covering Iraq, I became an overnight threat.
This much we know: if President Obama signs the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), then it will be legal for American citizens to be arrested on United States soil, and be held indefinitely without trial. The House and Senate have now both passed the bill and it is going to Obama’s desk, where it is anticipated that he will quickly sign it. Once the bill goes into law, it is a serious threat to the Bill of Rights and the rule of law within this country. It would seriously undermine the 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th Amendments in the Bill of Rights.
WASHINGTON - The US House of Representatives has voted in favor of controversial proposed legislation that would deny terror suspects, including US citizens, the right to trial and permit authorities to detain them indefinitely. The bill, said Christopher Anders of the ACLU, "Would authorize the president to order the military to capture civilians and put them in indefinite detention without charge or trial, with no limitation based on either geography or citizenship.". The proposed changes were included in a $662bn defence bill passed on Wednesday by the Republican-controlled House after White House officials withdrew a threat to block the bill over concerns it would undermine the US president's authority over counterterrorism activities. In a statement, Jay Carney, a White House spokesman said "several important changes" had been made, which meant that presidential advisers would not recommend Barack Obama veto the bill.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Dec. 14) -- Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today outlined his opposition to H.R. 1540, the Fiscal Year 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) in a speech on the House floor. The NDAA contains unprecedented language that would authorize the military to indefinitely detain individuals without charge or trial – including U.S. citizens and those captured on U.S. soil. It also “affirms” that the U.S. is in an armed conflict with Al Qaeda, the Taliban and “associated forces” (that are undefined), setting the stage for permanent global warfare. “This bill authorizes permanent warfare anywhere in the world. It gives the president unchecked power to pursue war.
"Shut your fucking mouth! We can lose you in here." That's what "Officer K" of the Los Angeles Police Department's Metro Detention facility said to me as I was lining up to be bailed out with 8 other arrestees forty hours after my own arrest at the raid of the Occupy LA encampment. It seems "Officer K" wanted me not to discuss legal instructions from the glass of the neighboring pod, D block, from a few of the occupiers who had not been able to contact their lawyers two days into their arrest. Not having planned to be arrested nor memorized my attorney's landline phone number (have you?)
Some things you should know, If S 1867 becomes law this bill gives the DoD Department of Defense to call you a Terrorist, if you are considered Belligerent here on US soil so what does this mean? lets star with Belligerent www.merriam-webster.com... from the link as McCain took it 1 : waging war; specifically : belonging to or recognized as a state at war and protected by and subject to the laws of war as to what it means to you and I 2 : inclined to or exhibiting assertiveness, hostility, or combativeness
Konrad Motyka, president of the FBI Agents Association, wrote this Dec. 7 letter to members of the Senate Armed Services Committee. He wrote the letter stating the association’s opposition to a proposed law that would require mandatory military custody for someone captured who is suspected of being a member of al Qaeda or its affiliate and is involved in plotting or carrying out terrorist acts against the U.S. FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III has also fired off a letter to lawmakers stating his opposition to the law. Konrad Motyka/ticklethewire.com photo
The New Terrorists Joke Over Their Proposed Fascist Law. This has been blogged locally both here and here , with both sites calling out Sens. Blunt and McCaskillas treasonous lackeys for their votes on S. 1867 earlier this week. As the Senate easily passed the bill yesterday it’s worth noting some of the highlights:. 1) It explicitly authorizes the federal government (U.S. military and other agents) to indefinitely imprison without charge or trial American citizens and others picked up inside and outside the United States;