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Senate Votes To Let Americans Be Thrown In Prison Without Criminal Charge

The United States Senate has voted this afternoon to allow the imprisonment of Americans within the borders of the USA, without criminal charge, indefinitely. Mark Udall had offered an amendment to remove this extreme and unconstitutional expansion of police powers, but the Senate voted to reject the amendment, with Democrats joining Republicans to oppose the preservation of liberty.

Of course, the senators suggest, police in the United States would never abuse such power.

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That’s My Congress has the roll call of the vote on Mark Udall’s amendment.

9 comments to Senate Votes To Let Americans Be Thrown In Prison Without Criminal Charge

  • How astonishingly shameful.

    Will the House pass it? Of course it will.

    Will Obama sign it? There was a time when that might have been a reasonable question. Now there’s no question: Barack Obama is in the pocket of the Homeland Security goons.

  • Jeff

    What’s the citation on the text you’re concerned about? I’m guessing you’re talking about S. 1867, but which Section?

  • jeff – it is that legislation. go to the library of congress at thomas.loc.gov and look at the senate roll call vote today on the udall amendment. that will have all the information you need, but you could also go to the web site of senator mark udall, where there is a prominent letter on the legislation.

  • Jeff

    Peregin – I did a poor job of framing that question. I was interested in the section the amendment would have overwritten and was apparently too lazy to look it up. To answer my own question: S. 1867, Title X, Sec. 1031. Providing that any person suspected of supporting Al Qaeda may be “[detained] under the law of war without trial until the end of the hostilities.” What the hell does “the end of hostilities” mean in this little fake war anyway? This? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlIm-riMN6Q#t=01m33s
    Smh…. Anyway, thanks for the fast response and writing the article!

  • Tom

    Absolutely no mistaking America for a prison nation now! And we thought Syria was repressive. i think our “beacon of hope” to the world just went out.

  • Tom

    and the usual suspects get away with MURDER:

    http://www.counterpunch.org/
    The VIOXX Settlement
    Merck Pays a Pittance for Mass Deaths
    by FRED GARDNER
    Q: Who killed more Americans —al Qaeda crashing airplanes into the World Trade Center, or Merck pushing Vioxx?

    A: Merck, by a factor of 18.

  • k

    When I watched with horror as this bill passed I was sooo outraged. Later something struck me and my anger was replaced with a wide grin. Anyone think how this has opened up Pandora’s Box against the very ones trying to destroy our country? Does anyone really believe our good honorable servicemen (as angry as they are with corruption) will turn against us for those rats? Some maybe? Most NOT! Perfect way to avoid corrupt SCOTUS too huh? Why bring them to justice when some paid off Judge will let them walk free. Elena Kagan is good example among others. I think they just bit themselves right in the A$$!

  • k

    Btw….No wonder Obummer said he will VETO! lol

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