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June 16, 2005

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doinkicarus


"It's our position that, legally, they can be held in perpetuity," [Deputy Associate Attorney General J. Michael] Wiggins said.


Absolutely appalling. A government of a "free society" cannot simply hold people because they don't have enough evidence to charge them, because that effectively negates the presumed innocence. You are now presuming them guilty, and holding out for more (if any) evidence. The question to ask, then, is: When are you satisfied that there exists no evidence that will be sufficient enough to bring charges against someone you are detaining? When do you let them go, after 2 years, or 6 years, or 10 or more, of looking for evidence-- how do you decide that it's just not there?

perpetuity. unfuckingbelievable.

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