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Sun Mar 22, 2020, 10:40 AM

AOC Rips 'Abhorrent' Proposal to Let DOJ Detain People Indefinitely: 'Urgent Times' Are 'No Reason'

to Waive Civil Rights

As Ocasio-Cortez spoke to CNN’s Jake Tapper about the ongoing national situation, she was asked for her thoughts on the DOJ’s proposal. Her response was a flat-out rejection:

“I think it is abhorrent. This is not a time — there is a long history in this country and in other countries of using emergencies as times to really start to encroach upon people’s civil rights and, in fact, this is the time when we need them the absolute most. We have to keep an eye out for these kind of authoritarian and frankly, for this expansion of — and rather, suspension of rule of law. It does not matter how urgent times are, we have to maintain our civil rights and there’s no reason to be waiving folks’ civil rights in an emergency.”

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Give Trump and Barr that power right now - to round up and detain without trial - democracy would be over in the United States... she is right, it is abhorrent...

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rampartc Mar 2020 #1
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Sun Mar 22, 2020, 10:48 AM

1. if it were anyone other than trump, i might understand the necessity to keep

jurors out of crowded courtrooms, but i'm with aoc on this one.

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Sun Mar 22, 2020, 11:51 AM

2. The DOJ is using the "never let a good crisis go to waste" idea to slip some bullshit thru...

BTW How are things going in NI??? As nuts as here??
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