March 16, 2010

McCains proposed law S.3081 Sec. 5: Can detain U.S. citizens indefinitely no charge, no trial

From the proposed legislation:


    An individual, including a citizen of the United States, determined to be an unprivileged enemy belligerent under section 3(c)(2) in a manner which satisfies Article 5 of the Geneva Convention Relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War may be detained without criminal charges and without trial for the duration of hostilities against the United States or its coalition partners in which the individual has engaged, or which the individual has purposely and materially supported, consistent with the law of war and any authorization for the use of military force provided by Congress pertaining to such hostilities.

Key words to keep in mind: They are referring to suspects; people believed to have the potential to do something wrong. No charges, no trial, no right to see the evidence against you or to challenge it, no constitutional rights - welcome to the new America, folks.

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