Monday, November 10, 2008

Priorities for the Obama administration

High on the ACLU's wishlist of priorities for the Obama administration is closing the infamous U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay ("Gitmo"). Today, the national ACLU ran this full-page ad in The New York Times, supporting the President-elect's campaign pledge to close Gitmo. You can learn more about this issue here.

But closing Gitmo is just one item on a very long list of things that the ACLU believes need to be done to put the nation's civil liberties house back in order. You can read all about it here:

www.aclu.org/transition

2 comments:

acluwhose said...

Hmm. Nothing there about the fact that the US has more prisoners than any other country in the world. Most of the increase coming from the War on Drugs that has been aimed at minorities.

Oh, I'm sure you "realize" this but a few prisoners in gitmo is war more urgent than the growing prison population in America that is all about disenfranchising minorities, putting many of them in total isolation because they belong to gangs, and sentencing people to life in prison for having comitted 3 felonies, even if the last "felony" is stealing a pizza because you're starving.

Maybe you can think about that a tiny bit while you are getting high your newly legal marijuana joints out there in the 'burbs or in your condo on the waterfront.

Maybe someday.

Darroll said...

to acluwhose

Don't you know that the Massachusetts ACLU focuses on those yuppies in the tony burbs? No doubt that's where they get the most money.

Who cares about the ghettoes when it's those with "careers" might get embarrassed if they get caught with some grass? Hey- they cops can still arrest the sellers that have to have more than 1 ounce in order to sell their wares to those who just protected their reputations and might lost their bigtime salaries.