Saturday, 23 November 2019

ACLU - The U.S. Government Tracked, Detained, and Interrogated Journalists.

quote [ As part of a coordinated effort that undermined the freedom of the press, the U.S. government tracked, detained, and interrogated journalists who were reporting on conditions at the U.S.-Mexico border. Now, we’re suing on their behalf to defend their First Amendment rights.

On multiple separate occasions, border officers detained each journalist as they sought to return to the U.S. They interrogated the journalists about their coverage of the caravans of people traveling, and asked them about their observations of conditions at the U.S.-Mexico border, including in shelters. ]

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[by knumbknutz@3:11pmGMT]


Dienes said @ 12:30pm GMT on 24th Nov
Heart-breaking and infuriating, but unsurprising. Trump's doing exactly what he tells his seething rallies he'd do to those mean ol' journalists that dare to report his actions.

It seems like he thinks if he publicly announces he's doing it, its legal.
steele said @ 7:36pm GMT on 24th Nov [Score:1 Informative]
Donald Trump is absolutely a mask off piece of shit, but all of this has been going on for far more than he's been in office.

Welcome to the United States: Discriminated, detained, searched, interrogated | ZDNet - 2013

Does What Happened to This Journalist at the US-Canada Border Herald a Darker Trend? | American Civil Liberties Union - 2016

Border detainment and tracking has been a big thing among journalists and researchers of "subversive" technology and topics for as long as I can remember. I was actually surprised (and a little hurt😅) that I didn't get pinged when I left and returned to the country back in march.

Exclusive: U.S. directs agents to cover up program used to investigate Americans - Reuters - 2013 when it came out the NSA was providing info to other agencies for parallel construction of cases.

Obama Expands Surveillance Powers on His Way Out | Electronic Frontier Foundation - 2017 Obama literally handed the Trump administration a more powerful surveillance state.

President Obama Signs Indefinite Detention Bill Into Law | American Civil Liberties Union - 2011

Immigrants Trapped in Our Shadow Private Prison System | American Civil Liberties Union
- 2014

Did the Obama Administration Use Tear Gas Once a Month at the Border? - Mostly True (there's no records to check 2009-2011)

And I'm sure I don't need to point out that all this shit was happening at some level under Bush (and of course Clinton, and so on, and so forth) as well. #MadprideWasRight
Dienes said @ 2:09am GMT on 25th Nov [Score:1 Funsightful]
You're absolutely right.

Still, its gotta be the first time a president has made it a campaign promise.
steele said @ 2:27am GMT on 25th Nov
Fuck! I hate that that made me laugh.

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