Federal Judge Katherine recently put in place a permanent injunction to block the Obama Administration from implementing the indefinite detention portions of the 2011 National Defense Authorization Act. President Obama has appealed this decision. In this law, American citizens’ right of due process and trial by jury have been severely weakened if not destroyed. Any citizen considered an ‘associated force’ to terrorism may be held indefinitely. This ambiguous language has left many to question what specifically an ‘associated force’ means.
Mock Terrorism. It sounds dumber when spoken than it does written here. But I kid you not, this is something our country needs to look out for. Michael Turley from Phoenix, Arizona, decided to make terrorism watch his job after the shooting at the Auora, Colorado movie theater. The 39 year old cinematographer and photographer filmed a short video with his 16 year old nephew to “test” the Phoenix police. He first dressed his nephew in a blue sheet made to look like a toga. Put a ski mask on him and armed him with a fake grenade/rocket launcher. They then, paraded around the busiest streets in Phoneix pointing their weapon at citizens passing by. The point was to stir up some emotions in the people walking by and to time how long it would take for Phoenix police to come to the scene. Passersby called police to inform them of the situation even though they assumed it was a joke and were not really threatened. When asked what they were doing with a fake grenade/rocket launcher they said they were making a movie. Um?