Posted 1 year ago on May 16, 2012, 11:34 p.m. EST by SparkyJP
from Westminster, MD
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Nearly 200,000 Demand Progress members have urged Congress to end indefinite detention in front of TOMORROW'S vote.
If you haven't already, please click here to email Congress right away:
We can put an end to a shocking assault on our civil liberties: Last year's National Defense Authorization Act included language that could allow the military to detain civilians INDEFINITELY without charge or trial because of vague accusations that they're associated with criminals.
This year's NDAA could come up for a vote as soon as TOMORROW and we have a prime opportunity to reverse this travesty of justice
Congressmen Adam Smith and Justin Amash will put forth an amendment to make it clear that the military does not have the power to arrest and indefinitely detain civilians without charging or trying them.