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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Senate backs military arrests of civilians

Police State  -  NDAA Indefinite Detention Provision Mysteriously Stripped From Bill
  • Pro-police state members of Congress from both parties want the military to have the power to arrest you and jail you forever without a trial.

Congress stripped a provision Tuesday from a defense bill that aimed to shield Americans from the possibility of being imprisoned indefinitely without trial by the military. The provision was replaced with a passage that appears to give citizens little protection from indefinite detention.

The amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 was added by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), but there was no similar language in the version of the bill that passed the House, and it was dumped from the final bill released Tuesday after a conference committee from both chambers worked out a unified measure.

The Feinstein Amendment, co-sponsored by Senators Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Rand Paul (R-Kentucky).

It declared that "An authorization to use military force, a declaration of war, or any similar authority shall not authorize the detention without charge or trial of a citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States apprehended in the United States, unless an Act of Congress expressly authorizes such detention."

The provision sparked a heated debate in the Senate, but ultimately passed by a wide majority with both supporters and opponents of U.S. terrorist detention practices voting for it, citing differing interpretations. Feinstein offered the amendment to clarify a part of the 2012 NDAA that for the first time codified the ability of the military and White House to detain terrorism suspects.

Last year, Sen. Levin admitted before Congress that under the original wording of the 2012 NDAA, American citizens were excluded from the provision that allowed for detention. Once Obama’s officials saw the text though, “the administration asked us to remove the language which says that US citizens and lawful residents would not be subject to this section,” Levin said.

(Huffington Post)          (RT News)

NDAA: America Ends Due Process
Indefinitely detaining American citizens without trial renders the Constitution null and void.

The American Sheeple
You can tell the Sheeple over and over about the growing unconstitutional Police State, but they simply ignore you and change the channel to the latest episode of "The Slut Housewives of New Jersey" or "Hillbilly Handfishin".

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