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NDAA Military Detention of US Citizens Breaks Through to Major Media - Not American One, the BBC

Wednesday, January 11, 2012 By Ralph Lopez, War Is A Crime | Report
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Breaking the major broadcast news media's blackout on the most radical elimination of American rights in U.S. history, Professor of Law Jonathan Turley speaks to BBC on the National Defense Authorization Act of 2011 (NDAA), which allows for the indefinite military detention of US citizens without charge or trial in violation of the right to a jury trial guaranteed by the Constitution.

Professor Turley addresses Obama's NDAA "signing statement" which seeks to downplay this broad new claim of authority, and the entire context of government encroachment on American rights since 9/11. He points out Obama's recent claim of presidential authority to order any American citizen assassinated without charge or trial when deemed suspected of terrorism, and the veil of secrecy which surrounds government proceedings for deciding who is and who is not a "terrorist."

For more information on NDAA go to:
http://recallthetraitors.blogspot.com/

Final Roll Call Vote, "YES" is in favor of NDAA military detention of U.S. citizens
SENATE: "YES" ---86

HOUSE: "YES' 283 --

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NDAA Military Detention of US Citizens Breaks Through to Major Media - Not American One, the BBC

Wednesday, January 11, 2012 By Ralph Lopez, War Is A Crime | Report
  • font size decrease font size decrease font size increase font size increase font size
  • Print

Breaking the major broadcast news media's blackout on the most radical elimination of American rights in U.S. history, Professor of Law Jonathan Turley speaks to BBC on the National Defense Authorization Act of 2011 (NDAA), which allows for the indefinite military detention of US citizens without charge or trial in violation of the right to a jury trial guaranteed by the Constitution.

Professor Turley addresses Obama's NDAA "signing statement" which seeks to downplay this broad new claim of authority, and the entire context of government encroachment on American rights since 9/11. He points out Obama's recent claim of presidential authority to order any American citizen assassinated without charge or trial when deemed suspected of terrorism, and the veil of secrecy which surrounds government proceedings for deciding who is and who is not a "terrorist."

For more information on NDAA go to:
http://recallthetraitors.blogspot.com/

Final Roll Call Vote, "YES" is in favor of NDAA military detention of U.S. citizens
SENATE: "YES" ---86

HOUSE: "YES' 283 --