US civil liberties endangered


This video from the USA is called Judge Napolitano: “Arizona Statute is Unconstitutional”.

US civil liberties groups have attacked FBI domestic surveillance guidelines, claiming that they unfairly target innocent Muslims in terrorism and other criminal investigations: here.

Arizona police are making last-minute preparations for Thursday morning’s launch of the state’s controversial new immigration law: here.

Federal district judge Susan Bolton barred enforcement of the major provisions of SB 1070 [in Arizona], which was to go into effect July 29, until constitutional challenges are resolved. This means that the law will be effectively blocked until a final decision by the US Supreme Court: here.

Arizona’s racist law blocked: here.

This video says about itself:

ILLEGAL INVASION OR ECONOMIC SCAPEGOAT?

SB1070 blocked while opponents in immigration battle find no facts in common – Jesse Freeston in Arizona

Arizona’s Anti-Immigration Law Could Increase Prison Population Where Jan Brewer Has Connections: here.

Demonstrations were held throughout the day in Arizona and around the country on Thursday in opposition to SB 1070 and the brutal tactics of Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County: here.

Joe Arpaio’s corruption wells to the surface in latest revelations — but you won’t hear of them on Fox: here.

Lady Gaga Speaks Out Against SB1070: here.

Randall Amster J.D., Ph.D., Truthout: “While much condemnation has rightly been expressed toward Arizona’s anti-immigrant law, SB 1070, a less-reported and potentially more sinister measure is set to take effect on January 1, 2011. This new law, which was passed by the conservative state legislature at the behest of then-School Superintendent (and now Attorney General-elect) Tom Horne, is designated HB 2281 and is colloquially referred to as a measure to ban ethnic studies programs in the state. As with SB 1070, the implications of this law are problematic, wide-ranging and decidedly hate filled”: here.

Yesterday, the Department of Justice filed a formal legal complaint against Sheriff Joe Arpaio and the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) alleging widespread constitutional violations and lawless mistreatment of Latinos. According to the complaint, Arpaio and his staff engaged in widespread, violent and demeaning mistreatment of Latino residents of Maricopa County, often targeting individuals solely because of their race: here.

Marcelo Ballve, New America Media: “As immigrant advocates battle hardline immigration bills in state capitols across the country, they’re receiving crucial support from caucuses of black legislators. Black politicians have come out in defense of immigrants, questioning the morality and wisdom of tough immigration legislation in states from Nebraska to Georgia, where ‘copycat bills’ are being modeled on Arizona’s immigration enforcement legislation, SB 1070”: here.

Think companies operating in the U.S. have a perfect human rights track record? Think again. Here.

The American Civil Liberties Union and the Center for Constitutional Rights have filed a lawsuit against agencies of the Obama administration challenging a law which makes it illegal for an attorney to represent an individual designated as a terrorist by the US Treasury Department: here.

Kucinich bill aims to stop assassinations of U.S. citizens: here.

Britain: The government’s anti-terror legislation must be radically overhauled to protect human rights, campaign group Liberty has stated: here.

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  1. Justice says judge ruled correctly in Arizona case

    (AP) – 25 minutes ago

    WASHINGTON — The Justice Department said Wednesday that a judge ruled correctly in blocking the most controversial parts of Arizona’s immigration law.

    “States can and do play a role in cooperating with the federal government in its enforcement of the immigration laws, but they must do so within our constitutional framework,” department spokeswoman Hannah August said in a statement.

    She added that “while we understand the frustration of Arizonans with the broken immigration system, a patchwork of state and local policies would seriously disrupt federal immigration enforcement and would ultimately be counterproductive.”

    The department says it will continue to work toward smarter and more effective enforcement while pressing for a comprehensive approach that provides “true security and strengthens accountability and responsibility in the immigration system at the national level.”

    A federal judge in Phoenix ruled against sections of the Arizona law requiring officers to check a person’s immigration status while in the process of enforcing other laws.

    The judge also put on hold parts of the law that required immigrants to carry their papers at all times, and made it illegal for undocumented workers to solicit employment in public places. In addition, the judge blocked officers from making warrantless arrests of suspected illegal immigrants.

    Copyright © 2010 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

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