Obama Wants To Make Sure The Government Can Lock You Up Without Trial
Aug 8, 2012
NDAA’s imprisonment without trial provisions are trying for a second chance at life. Remind me to put V For Vendetta back on the Netflix queue…
Here’s what’s up. As reported yesterday, “The White House has filed an appeal in hopes of reversing a federal judge’s ruling that bans the indefinite military detention of Americans because attorneys for the president say they are justified to imprison alleged terrorists without charge.
Manhattan federal court Judge Katherine Forrest ruled in May that the indefinite detention provisions signed into law late last year by US President Barack Obama failed to ‘pass constitutional muster’ and ordered a temporary injunction to keep the military from locking up any person, American or other, over allegations of terrorist ties. On Monday, however, federal prosecutors representing President Obama and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta filed a claim with the 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals in hopes of eliminating that ban.”
If you’re new to this whole thing — that’s okay, the major U.S. television networks appear to be running an actual blackout on this court case today (I’ve been begging them for 8 months now to cover NDAA in-depth) — the key point is this: alleged terrorists.
Let’s say you decide to sleep with a police officer or TSA agent’s ex-girlfriend, and this annoys said law enforcement official.
He can say to his superiors, “I don’t know, I think this guy might be supporting terrorism in some way — I mean, that’s my guess, at least.”