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Things that make you go wow…

1) This affects your non-citizen aunts/uncles/cousins/grandparents/friends.

“It means any non-citizen, and there are millions of them, can be whisked off at night and be put in detention.”

The new law says that enemy combatants will be tried before military commissions, not a civilian judge or jury, and establishes different rules of evidence in the cases. It also prohibits detainees from challenging their detention in civilian court.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061114/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/detainees_lawsuits

More on Guantanamo Detainees

2) This video of a UCLA student(Mostafa Tabatabainejad) being shot with Taser by UCDP officers

http://www.dailybruin.com/news/articles.asp?id=38958

http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/breaking_news/16021566.htm

-Miral

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November 14, 2006 - Posted by | perspectives

6 Comments »

  1. wow. this is really sad. the confluence of anti-muslim, anti-arab, and anti-immigrant sentiment is so powerful in the u.s. right now.

    Comment by aa | November 14, 2006 | Reply

  2. side note: minutemen suck!

    Comment by yo | November 14, 2006 | Reply

  3. This is merely an extension of the recent White House bill that destroyed the writ of Habeus corpus. So unless Congress decides to overturn the bill and show some modicum of reverence towards the document they swore to defend and protect, expect more such laws to pass. Of note, the John McCain bill that in theory opposed the White House bill regarding torture, also called for an end to Habeus corpus. It’s nice to know that ruling powers during the era of the Magna Carta had more sense of justice than our present ones.

    Comment by Salman | November 15, 2006 | Reply

  4. If anyone missed this yesterday.

    Student being tasered at least five times at UCLA library.

    http://www.nbc4.tv/news/10325914/detail.html?rss=la&psp=news

    Comment by miral | November 16, 2006 | Reply

  5. the tasering video does make you go wow … a large crowd of people, and 3/4 other cops cannot stop one bad cop

    Comment by saad | December 2, 2006 | Reply

  6. i have a brother who is 10 and half years younger. we have grown up in two different americas…pre-september 11/post-september 11th.

    Comment by miral | December 3, 2006 | Reply


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