Friday, June 16, 2006

Federal Judge Rules U.S. Can Detain Non-Citizens Indefinitely on Basis of Religion, Race or National Origin

A federal judge in Brooklyn has ruled the government can legally detain non-citizens on the sole basis of their religion, race or national origin and then detain them indefinitely.

The ruling came in response to a class action lawsuit filed by the Center for Constitutional Rights on behalf of a group of immigrants who were detained following Sept. 11th.

A conversation with an attorney from the Center of Constitutional Rights that filed the lawsuit

It's the "us" versus "them" mentality. And, I fear that it's only a matter of time before this law will apply to US citizens, too. After all, the NSA can spy on us without a warrant and the police no longer need to "knock" on a door before serving one. All the while we continue to fight for "freedom" in Iraq, our freedoms are eroding.

2008 cannot come fast enough. Thankfully, we have Nov. 2006 to get started.

All rights reserved.
Disclaimer And Comment Policy