REPORT DOJ Asks Congress for Indefinite Detention Powers
Article from Reason by Eric Boehm.
The Justice Department is using the COVID-19 outbreak to press for sweeping new powers that include being able to detain Americans indefinitely without a trial, Politico reports.
The department is asking Congress to allow the U.S. attorney general to ask courts to suspend court proceedings. These include “any statutes or rules of procedure otherwise affecting pre-arrest, post-arrest, pre-trial, trial, and post-trial procedures in criminal and juvenile proceedings and all civil process and proceedings,” reports Betsy Woodruff Swan, citing DOJ documents presented to Congress.
In other words, the Justice Department would be able to postpone trials, hearings, and other procedural steps that follow arrest. That represents a potentially huge violation of the constitutional right to a speedy trial.
Those powers would apply “whenever the district court is fully or partially closed by virtue of any natural disaster, civil disobedience, or other emergency situation,” Woodruff Swan writes, and would remain in place for “one year following the end of the national emergency.”
The docs show DOJ has asked Congress to let the attorney general ask chief judges to postpone any and all court proceedings during an emergency, which would include hearings after arresthttps://t.co/obVXsq8Njg
— Betsy Woodruff Swan (@woodruffbets) March 21, 2020
Read the entire article at Reason.
I first said no to this question but then read why they wanted it . Now I understand it and think it is good for the person who is being held and the people of the city in that a person who is held won’t be running loose because if the law.
A thought; You have a government and a President that is trying very hard to get a cure and financial relief to Americans desperate for relief. A depraved and wealthy democratic leadership is playing self indulging politics with American lives. To paraphrase, the democrats, through their devious tactics, are doing to Americans what the Europeans did to the Native Americans, purposely infecting them with unknown disease that they could not combat, stealing their property, eliminating their food source. How does it feel America?