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It took five fucking years.

Finally.

So, the bottom line is that the US is becoming a police state. Why not piss on the Bill of Rights? If he can be held indefinitely without charges, we all can. Yet another rape of civil liberties that the people in this country tacitly consent to by their silence.

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carmelonia
May. 15th, 2007 09:23 pm (UTC)
I was in D.C. a couple of weeks ago. I'm not a weepy person by nature, but I almost cried after viewing the original Bill of Rights at the National Archives... just seeing how so many of them are no longer honored even in the vaguest sense.

Preposterous, disgusting, incalculably horrible... I can't even find the words to describe shit like this. Someone being held and not charged. Someone not allowed access to a speedy and fair trial. And it's all common occurrence now, and I don't know what to do to resist it.
shveta_thakrar
May. 15th, 2007 10:06 pm (UTC)
Your comment got me thinking. I also don't know what to do. I bet that's another reason people don't get involved--a sense of being helpless.
liminalia
May. 15th, 2007 10:28 pm (UTC)
Join the ACLU, for starts?
shveta_thakrar
May. 16th, 2007 12:37 am (UTC)
Good point. Thanks.

Cool icon, by the way. :)
shveta_thakrar
May. 15th, 2007 10:05 pm (UTC)
Well, you know, they were so clearly a threat to everything a patriotic American stands for that the normal rules don't apply. *rolls eyes*

Seriously, it's amazing what people will tell themselves so as not to have to get involved, isn't it?
ayelienne
May. 16th, 2007 02:10 am (UTC)
I don't know if you ever read Firedoglake (in all that copious spare time you have) - they liveblogged the Libby trial and now they going to have an investigative journalist, Lew Koch, blogging the trial. He's from Chicago and has been following the case since the get-go.

His posts on the trial will run at 9PM ET on Wednesdays and 7PM ET on Fridays plus he'll let us know if there's a breaking development in between.



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