Today’s horrendous news that a mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut killed at least 27 people, as many as 18 of them children, brings to eight the number of mass killings in the United States just this year.
Who is opposed to laws that would ban or limit people or institutions from secretly tracking your movements via your mobile phone? The Department of Justice and the Software and Information Industry Association, for starters.
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The man in the video above built a drone with a weapon attached. He says he has fired the paintball drone weapon at real human beings (volunteers, he tells us).
Last Saturday hundreds of people gathered at Central Connecticut State University to participate in “An Injury to One is an Injury to All: A Conference in Defense of Civil Liberties and to End Indefinite Detention.”
The connection between these components of the government’s ‘war on terror’ arsenal came into clear focus over the past week.
On November 29, the Senate voted 67-29 to pass Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s Amendment 3018 to the NDAA of 2013: “Sec. 1032. Prohibition on the Indefinite Detention of Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents.”
Former Bush administration attorney John Bellinger, ACLU Center for Democracy Director Jameel Jaffer and WSJ Pentagon correspondent Julian Barnes appeared on NPR's On Point program to discuss the legality of the Obama administration's seemingly ever-expanding drone war.