Because freedom can't protect itself
I was held by DOJ on indefinite detention. They admitted in Court DDC 11-01032 on July 12 that they don't have a record of their statutory authority for detaining me but they previously filed that it is legal to hold citizens without a criminal charge or criminal procedure. They previously filed that they can use the Prisoner Tracking System and the Joint Automated Booking System without a criminal charge. This conflicts with their notices in the Federal Register about PTS and JABS and violates 5 USC section 552a (e)(4)(B) and (e)(4)(I). I was held without a bail hearing. 18 USC section 3142 applies to everyone; they are not supposed to hold you without a bail hearing and an order issued under 3142 (i) but they did it anyway. I was told in Federal Court that I didn't have a right to a lawyer or witnesses. I don't have a criminal record, am a citizen, and have no connection to terrorism. I have never been to the MidEast, am not Moslem, don't go to demonstrations, don't send threatening messages, am non violent, and never tried to buy a gun or bomb making supplies.
He finally escaped, may he be in peace.
Truly sad. Maybe a wrongful death suit against the government is in order. Then he can get a trial. It certainly underscores the danger in international travel, especially when our government can make an accident of this magnitude.
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