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here’s what you get with the torture bill
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Chico Town: The USA is a dictatorship, thank the Bush Crime Family – Urban Latino Life & Progressive Politics for the Hip Hop Generation
HR 6166 and S 3930 will do the following:
# revoke habeas corpus
# create a secret committee appointed by Bush and Rumsfeld that has the power to declare any person – even a US citizen – to be an enemy, instantly depriving them of their legal rights. There will be no appeal allowed.
# allow police to search through your home without a search warrant
# end protection of prisoners of war under the Geneva Conventions
# give George W. Bush amnesty for any war crimes he has committed
# allow for people to be put on trial in front of a kangaroo court military tribunal, even if they aren’t in any military, and have not engaged in military attacks against the USA
# allow the government to convict people of crimes on the basis of secret evidence that the accused never sees
# make it legal for the government to use testimony extracted through torture
# end the legal right to be protected from forced self-incrimination
# allow the government to imprison people without telling them what crimes they are being charged with
# remove the right to cross-examine witnesses
# allow for the records of trials to be kept secret from the American public
# enable trials to begin even before a thorough investigation of the alleged crime has taken place
# take away the right to a speedy trial, allowing people to fester behind bars without being charged of any crim

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1 Comment to “here’s what you get with the torture bill”

  1. Gary UK says:

    Surely this is the kind of dictatorial behavoir that the US claim is a worthwhile reason for invasion and war!