There's something I can't quite figure out about this Edward Snowden business.
Some of his critics are displaying what can only be called extremely tortured logic as they try to justify calls for his imprisonment, or worse.
This guest blog was written by Andrea Lance of Lance Law, LLC
I'll have a lot more to say about the NSA spying scandal in the coming days, weeks and probably years, but for now I simply want to highlight what strike me as key, if under-discussed, details.
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While you were feeling outraged about the NSA spying on Verizon (and, most likely, every other phone company's) customers, you may have missed a very troubling bit of news from New York state.
Did you know that most states don’t have laws on the books to prevent us from using GPS trackers or mobile spyware to track each other?
UPDATE: On June 3, 2013, a judge ruled that the prosecution of Cameron D’Ambrosio may proceed, setting a trial date for June 27th and denying his request for bail. The 18 year-old Methuen, Massachusetts resident faces decades in prison for what prosecutors say was a "terrorist threat" communicated in rap lyrics the teen, who goes by "Cammy Dee," published on his Facebook page. His will be a jury trial.
On April 27, 2013, the ACLU of Massachusetts co-hosted an event at Harvard about Jeremy Scahill's new book and film 'Dirty Wars'. Professor Noam Chomsky and independent journalist Amy Goodman joined Scahill after his talk to have a discussion about the book and the broader political and historical context. You can see Scahill's talk and the subsequent conversation below.