Friday, May 09, 2014
Monday, December 02, 2013
There are at least 700,000 people on the U.S. terror watch list. For the many individuals it can be nearly impossible to challenge the designation. It's a watch list that very few people are actually watching. Joining The Takeaway to explain is Anya Bernstein, associated professor at the SUNY Buffalo Law School and author of “The Hidden Costs of Terrorist Watch Lists.”
Tuesday, May 08, 2012
Over the weekend, it was revealed that the U.S. has been secretly releasing high-level detainees from a military prison in Afghanistan as part of negotiations with insurgent groups. But over the border, in Pakistan, the U.S. stated yesterday that they’ve ruled out negotiating with Al-Qaeda to free an aid worker who was kidnapped last summer.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France, ruled today that Britain can legally deport five suspects wanted in the United States on charges of terrorism. The ruling came despite an argument from European attorneys that prison conditions in the U.S. are inhumane for terror suspects and convicts. John Burns is the London bureau chief for The New York Times.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
When is a terrorist not a criminal but an enemy combatant? That distinction was one of the most important pieces of the so-called war on terror. Up until now, an "enemy combatant" was a term used to describe terrorists who were caught by the CIA or the military overseas. They were then held as prisoners of war in Guantanamo Bay and tried before a military tribunal. But does Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, commonly known as the 2009 "underwear bomber," qualify as an enemy combatant? When his plane landed in Detroit, police took him into custody and read him his Miranda rights. He was tried in a U.S. criminal court this October and is expected to be sentenced on January 12, 2012.
Monday, July 18, 2011
A father lied to the FBI to try to protect his terrorist son during an investigation into the 2009 plot to attack the city's subways, prosecutors claimed during opening arguments in his trial in Brooklyn Monday.
Friday, December 17, 2010
It's not just Friday, it's Follow-Up-Friday! Maki Haberfeld, professor of police science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, on President Obama's analogy between negotiating the tax bill and negotiating with hostages. Then, Mark Graber, a Professor of Law and Government at the University of Maryland, and Slate author Jeremy Singer-Vine follow up on a caller's claim that there was once a period in American history in which citizens were legally obligated to own guns.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Yesterday the first Guantánamo detainee to be tried in a federal civilian court was acquitted of all but one of the charges against him. In total Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani faced nearly 300 charges of conspiracy and murder in the 1998 terrorist bombings of the U.S. embassies in Nairobi, Kenya and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.