United Nations calls for investigation after alleged rape victim and journalist who reported claims are arrested for defamation, in latest in a string of similar cases
Oct 5, 2013
In a stunning development, some military priests are facing arrest if they celebrate mass or practice their faith on military bases during the federal government shutdown.
“With the government shutdown, many [government service] and contract priests who minister to Catholics on military bases worldwide are not permitted to work – not even to volunteer,” wrote John Schlageter, the general counsel for the Archdiocese for the Military Services USA, in an op-ed this week. “During the shutdown, it is illegal for them to minister on base and they risk being arrested if they attempt to do so.”
According to its website, the Archdiocese for the Military Services “provides the Catholic Church’s full range of pastoral ministries and spiritual services to those in the United States Armed Forces.”
In his piece, Schlageter worries about this restriction as Sunday nears. “If the government shutdown continues through the weekend, there will be no Catholic priest to celebrate Mass this Sunday in the chapels at some U.S. military installations where non-active-duty priests serve as government contractors,” he wrote.
August 23, 2013
Employing mathematical analysis, Chicago police are generating “heat lists” containing what they believe are potential criminals.
Acting on the speculative data, the cops are conducting home visits, intimidating residents, and threatening people with arrest.
The effort, known as Two Degrees of Association, is funded by a federal grant from the National Institute of Justice.
“The strategy calls for warning those on the heat list individually that further criminal activity, even for the most petty offenses, will result in the full force of the law being brought down on them,” reports the Chicago Tribune.
The tactic is reminiscent of a short story by the late Philip K. Dick later made into feature film by Steven Spielberg. In the story, “precogs,” individuals with precognitive ability, are used by police to predict future crimes.
The theory of precrime parallels that of preemptive arrest, a “forward-looking mechanism” in which a person is arrested prior to committing a crime.
Preemptive arrest and detention are characteristic of authoritarian and totalitarian governments and are usually consider anathema to the principles of republic and democratic forms of government.
The fact Chicago is using precrime theory to combat endemic, primarily drug and gang-related violence, is further evidence authoritarian police behavior is taking America further down the road toward a police state.
Christian Legal Centre (CLC) has written to the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, asking for guidance to be issued immediately to all officers concerning public expressions that homosexuality is sinful. The letter also asks for the officers who wrongly arrested a street preacher to be disciplined.
Earlier this month (1st July), American street preacher Tony Miano was arrested in Wimbledon under Section 5 of the Public Order Act 1986.
He was preaching from 1 Thessalonians 4:1-12 on the need to abstain from sexual immorality when a passerby reported him to the police for a homophobic offence. The Complainant had earlier told Mr Miano to “F*** off”.
Americans can legally be kidnapped and held without trial
Paul Joseph Watson
July 17, 2013
The Second Circuit court has overturned a temporary injunction which had blocked the indefinite detention provision of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) – meaning Americans can now once again be kidnapped and held without trial.
In September 2012, United States District Court Judge Katherine B. Forrest ruled that the indefinite detention provision of the NDAA was unconstitutional and blocked it permanently. However, within 24 hours of the ruling the Obama administration lodged an appeal and the law has been under temporary injunction until now.
Americans can once again “legally” be snatched off the street and detained without trial based on the mere claim that they provided aid or support to terrorists, despite this being a total violation of habeas corpus.