“I’m not saying we should do it. I’m saying we ought to know that it’s an option. People should understand that simply exercising their rights would shake the foundations of our justice system which works only so long as we accept its terms.”
The ACLU said last night that the bill contains “harmful provisions that some legislators have said could authorize the U.S. military to pick up and imprison without charge or trial civilians, including American citizens, anywhere in the world” and added: “if President Obama signs this bill, it will damage his legacy.” Human Rights Watch said that Obama’s decision “does enormous damage to the rule of law both in the US and abroad” and that “President Obama will go down in history as the president who enshrined indefinite detention without trial in US law.”
"OSAMA FOREVER!" was scribed in black spray paint this morning along the 405 Freeway in Westminster, near Springdale Street. It was accompanied by a small "RIP" and an upside-down American flag, captioned "UNAMERICAN." Thankfully, the graffiti was being removed around 9:30 a.m. by a Caltrans maintenance worker, L.A. Now reports.