[act-ma] Boston NDAA 2012 Congressional Protest, 2400 JFK Federal Bldg 12pm-7pm
ralphlopez2008 at gmail.com
Thu Feb 2 15:25:51 PST 2012
Where: 2400 JFK Federal Building 15 New Sudbury Street Boston, MA 02203
This location is Scott Browns Boston, MA Senatorial Office. John Kerry's
office is right around the corner. Both senators voted YES to approve NDAA.
more info at Recall the Traitors:
NDAA Primer, Pertinent Sections with Commentary
(b) COVERED PERSONS.—A covered person under this section is any person as
(1) A person who planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist
attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, or harbored those responsible
for those attacks.
(2) A person who was a part of or substantially supported al-Qaeda, the
Taliban, or associated forcesthat are engaged in hostilities against the
United States or its coalition partners, including any person who has
committed a belligerent act or has directly supported such hostilities in
aid of such enemy forces.
COMMENT: "Substantial support" of an "associated force" may imply citizens
engaged in innocuous, First Amendment activities. Direct support of such
hostilities in aid of enemy forces may be construed as free speech
opposition to U.S. government policies, aid to civilians, or acts of civil
disobedience. Rep. Tom McClintock opposed the bill on the House floor
saying it: "specifically affirms that the President has the authority to
deny due process to any American it charges with "substantially supporting
al Qaeda, the Taliban or any 'associated forces'" — whatever that means.
Would "substantial support" of an "associated force," mean linking a
web-site to a web-site that links to a web-site affiliated with al-Qaeda?
We don't know."
(c) DISPOSITION UNDER LAW OF WAR.—The disposition of a person under the law
of war as described in subsection (a) may include the following:
(1) Detention under the law of war without trial until the end of the
hostilities authorized by the Authorization for Use of Military Force.
(2) Trial under chapter 47A of title 10, United States Code (as amended by
the Military Commissions Act of 2009 (title XVIII of Public Law 111-- 84)).
(3) Transfer for trial by an alternative court or competent tribunal having
(4) Transfer to the custody or control of the person's country of origin,
any other foreign country, or any other foreign entity.
(d) CONSTRUCTION.—Nothing in this section is intended to limit or expand
the authority of the President or the scope of the Authorization for Use of
(e) AUTHORITIES.—Nothing in this section shall be construed to affect
existing law or authorities relating to the detention of United States
citizens, lawful resident aliens of the United States, or any other persons
who are captured or arrested in the United States.
COMMENT: "Existing law" is Fourth Circuit in Jose Padilla,, upholding
president's authority to indefinitely detain US citizen.
Section 1022 "(b) APPLICABILITY TO UNITED STATES CITIZENS AND LAWFUL
(1) UNITED STATES CITIZENS.—The requirement to detain a person in military
custody under this section does not extend to citizens of the United States.
COMMENT: Even if US citizens are not "required" to be detained by the
military in terrorism cases, it is still "allowed."
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