Wednesday, September 04, 2002

Homeland security at work. (Salon Premium)
to anyone concerned that the U.S. may be headed toward a civil-liberties My Lai, where our freedoms are being destroyed in order to preserve them -- the saga of Garad Jama won't provide reassurance that in this difficult time the system is "working." Indeed, Garad Jama's tale might make you wonder if behind the curtain there's really much of a system at all.
When the government takes precipitious actions without due process, it should also take on the burden of restitution when mistakes are made. The lawyers are going to get rich off this.

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