Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Link Roundup

-Anyone can be stripped, with NO RECOURSE, of all their legal rights on a Presidential say so.
The Constitution is clear: no person can be held without due process; no person can be subjected to cruel and unusual punishment. And the U.S. law on torture of any kind is crystal clear: it is forbidden, categorically, even in time of “national emergency.” And the instigation of torture is, under U.S. law, a capital crime. No person can be tortured, at any time, for any reason, and there are no immunities whatsoever for torture offered anywhere in the law.
And yet this is what Barack Obama — who, we are told incessantly, is a super-brilliant Constitutional lawyer — has been arguing in case after case since becoming president: Torturers are immune from prosecution; those who ordered torture are immune from prosecution….let’s be absolutely clear: Barack Obama has taken the freely chosen, public, formal stand — in court — that there is nothing wrong with any of these activities.

- former grand jury resistor Chris Boette has turned snitch

- Activist Maurice Joseph Schwenkler received one year of probation and was ordered to pay $5,000 in restitution for smashing windows at the Colorado Democratic Party headquarters.

I found this interesting because of how easy I imagine such an action. Plus, it is on our terms not at a rally where police have already massed.

Pulling up new rogues all along the way. I'm just another face in this desperate youth parade.


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