The New York Civil Liberties Union has filed suit against the city, alleging that its random bag searches are unconstitutional even while doing nothing to prevent terrorism. “This NYPD bag search policy is unprecedented, unlawful and ineffective,” said Donna Lieberman, Executive Director of the NYCLU. “It is essential that police be aggressive in maintaining security
A third military prosecutor has requested reassignment due to concerns over the military tribunal at Guantanamo Bay being “rigged’ and not providing detainees a fair hearing. The Pentagon claims, however, that it’s simply a misunderstanding related to “personality conflicts.’ Last year two other prosecutors also walked out on the tribunal with the same concerns. The
Authorities in New York are advising residents and business owners to report suspicious activities of all types to the New York Office of Homeland Security. Operation Safeguard is a statewide program where residents and business owners can report suspicious activities to a special hotline. Businesses may also receive correspondence via mail asking for their cooperation.
While officers involved in the shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes are given paid holiday and “non-firearm duties,’ the victim’s family may sue the Metropolitan Police over its shoot-to-kill policy. He was shot seven times in the head and once in the shoulder, according to police investigators. The undercover police did not identify themselves. Lee