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Headlines Plan to Keep Detainees in Jail for Life Criticized by Senators

voiceofreason

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Los Angeles Times


WASHINGTON — The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Sunday dismissed as "a bad idea" a reported U.S. government plan to keep some suspected terrorists in custody for their lifetime, even if there was not enough evidence to bring them before a judge.
Both Sen. Richard G. Lugar (R-Ind.), the Foreign Relations Committee chairman, and Sen. Carl Levin of Michigan, the top Democrat on the Senate Armed Services Committee, suggested that the proposal, reported in Sunday's Washington Post, was unconstitutional.


"There must be some modicum, some semblance of due process … if you're going to detain people, whether it's for life or whether it's for years," Levin said on "Fox News Sunday."

Detaining individuals for life without judicial review "is a bad idea," Lugar said on the same program. "So we ought to get over it, and we ought to have a very careful, constitutional look at this."

The Post reported that the Pentagon and CIA had asked the White House to decide on a more permanent approach for handling detainees, including hundreds of individuals currently in custody but with insufficient evidence against them to bring to a court.

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Do you see how insane this Administration is? They don't have enough evidence to convict these people, so instead of letting them go, they come up with the idea of a LIFE SENTANCE.


Anyone else outraged?
 

dustinzgirl

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voiceofreason said:

Los Angeles Times


WASHINGTON — The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Sunday dismissed as "a bad idea" a reported U.S. government plan to keep some suspected terrorists in custody for their lifetime, even if there was not enough evidence to bring them before a judge.
Both Sen. Richard G. Lugar (R-Ind.), the Foreign Relations Committee chairman, and Sen. Carl Levin of Michigan, the top Democrat on the Senate Armed Services Committee, suggested that the proposal, reported in Sunday's Washington Post, was unconstitutional.


"There must be some modicum, some semblance of due process … if you're going to detain people, whether it's for life or whether it's for years," Levin said on "Fox News Sunday."

Detaining individuals for life without judicial review "is a bad idea," Lugar said on the same program. "So we ought to get over it, and we ought to have a very careful, constitutional look at this."

The Post reported that the Pentagon and CIA had asked the White House to decide on a more permanent approach for handling detainees, including hundreds of individuals currently in custody but with insufficient evidence against them to bring to a court.

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Do you see how insane this Administration is? They don't have enough evidence to convict these people, so instead of letting them go, they come up with the idea of a LIFE SENTANCE.


Anyone else outraged?

I am outraged, I think we should just kill them all. The admin and the suspects. That way, no one is right or wrong.
 

MaxPower

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dustinzgirl said:
I am outraged, I think we should just kill them all. The admin and the suspects. That way, no one is right or wrong.
That's not the way we do things in this country. People have rights ya know. ;)
 

dustinzgirl

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MaxPower said:
That's not the way we do things in this country. People have rights ya know. ;)
we only have the rights we are allowed.
 

MaxPower

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dustinzgirl said:
we only have the rights we are allowed.
Rights are like assholes, everyone's got them.................till some neo-dictatorship sticks a boot up it.
 

gurlgonewild

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what mostly concerns me is, if we keep these people imprisoned under these circumstances...whats to stop other countries from doing the same to americans abroad?:gun:

i mean, hell if we cannot convict them under our laws, constitution, etc for commiting a crime, then what right do we have? anyways- i was always outraged about this. they're not allowed an attorney, they're not permitted to contact their families, and they can be held indefinitely-for no reason.

dubbing it the "patriot act" is soooooo hipocritical, anti-american- overall misleading. :mfinger:
 

voiceofreason

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dustinzgirl said:
we only have the rights we are allowed.
Someone is having trouble wearing other people's shoes:

You've been taken out of your country
  • You've been in jail for years
  • You can't call home
  • You can't get a lawyer
  • You can't get a trial
  • There is not enough evidence to convict you
  • But someone thinks you should spend the REST OF YOUR LIFE in jail
What kind of rights is that?
 

bigck3000

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Hey...maybe someone from their country could come and liberate them from this dictator and then they could be.....wait no...that would be an act of war...then they would probably have to stay after they beat us until the new government was set up...then stay longer until the "official" elections took place...actually...its probably a better idea to not even worry about it. Just bend over the table of facism and take the big, black neo-DICKtatorship up the ass.
 

RageAgainst

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I'm starting to think electing a democrat won't change shit. And since you can't change the system in a democratic way because the government controls the elections and wouldn't let it happen, I was thinking maybe a civil war would do it. Hey don't blame me, John Titor said it.....

Or, just let the federal centralize more and more in the name of the war against terror. Like ck said, bendover, close your eyes and take it...It won't hurt that much, but if it does STFU.
 

Descent

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I have been thinking lately that a Civil War may be needed...and it WILL happen in our lifetime if the factionalism between parties becomes great enough.

So in effect, we may have the United States of Canada and Jesusland.

Let's review Jesusland's constitution:

1. All men are to be created euqel, 'cept if they arr a ******, kike, fag, sand rat, liberal, spic, or anything else that isn't white. Don't forget, skin color and those fancy "genetics" make white people the best!

2. Ev'ry man has the right to tobacco, beer, a shack in the woods, and the right to molest their daughters. DUUUUUUUUUUHHHHHHHEEEE! Oh yeah, and a free 12-gauge for shooting ******s and the like.

3. INBREEDING!

4. Porno is illegal, believe in Jesus!

5. Any man who invents ANYTHING shall be executed. Don't forgot the G.O.P. mandate: change of any kind is bad, so let's start living in caves!

6. FUCK ******S

7. FUCK ******S

8. FUCK ******S

9. Fair trials only if you are a straight white male/female.

10. Doughnuts 'n burgz, the American treat!

11. Cops can shoot minorities on sight

12. The Internet is illegal, as well as anything we don't like.

13. Bush will be our president until 2020.