21 November 2008

KingCast and Frank Morales note that New Hampshire is part of a larger penal colony mentality, with scary testing on virtual humans at UNH and more.

Just a couple of fascist pigs right here.

On WBAI this morning Frank Morales discussed disturbing trends toward revocation of posse comitatus and increasing militarism. New Hampshire is right at the forefront of it all, what with a fascist Attorney General Kelly Ayotte who encourages rampant police abuse, and UNH thinktanks for non lethal weapons of increasingly diverse and dynamic properties so that The Man knows every available option to keep the populous beat right on down.
"UNH has a non-lethal weapon thinktank.....It's a sickness, a pathology," said Morales, as he described new and improved tools of oppression.

Think we're gonna' get justice in the Franconia Shooting Tragedy?

Think Again.

RNC and other beatdowns:
Amy Goodman, Liko Kenney and Jerry Doyle take a beatdown.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Refuse to lose.

Christopher King said...

2:56

Indeed, that is the policy of the paramilitary complex, with annual budget of what, $700B.

Same amount as a certain bailout this year.

-The KingCaster.

Christopher King said...

PS:

Remember how Kelly screwed up the DNA juvenile reporting in NH and committed Constitutional violations?

Looks like the Caledonian Record is monitoring a very similar issue in Vermont.

Take a look.

11/21/2008 9:00:00 AM Email this article • Print this article
Editorial Comment: Friday, 11/21/08
Innocent Until Proven Guilty
We find ourselves sharing in the concern the Vermont American Civil Liberties Union has with new sex crime legislation.

On behalf of the Vermont ACLU, Allen Gilbert questions a proposal by the Vermont Senate Judiciary Committee, which has been working on legislation to rewrite criminal law dealing with sex crimes and sex offenders.

The proposal would change the law to require the collection of DNA samples from people arraigned on felony crimes, instead of just those convicted of felonies.

The senate proposal is in opposition to the fundamental guarantee in our system of justice that a citizen is innocent until proven guilty.

A very thin test is all that is required to arraign a defendant. At arraignment, the judge need only find the evidence presented would lead a reasonable person to agree it was more likely than not that the defendant committed the crime. An arraignment is no proof of guilt and is light years away from a conviction.

Much can happen once a defendant has been arraigned. The charges against the defendant may be dismissed early in the investigation, the charge may be reduced to a misdemeanor or the defendant may go to trial and be found innocent of the charge by a jury. All that is left after acquittal is the DNA sample. It is on a state database shared, no doubt, with other states in a national database.

Gilbert questions what will happen to the DNA sample in instances where the suspect is cleared or pleads guilty to a misdemeanor. A healthy amount of skepticism is appropriate and we find it naive to believe state government will follow every single case and, without exception, faithfully destroy every sample collected if a conviction on the original charge does not occur.

The ACLU's national science adviser, Tania Simoncelli, said DNA databases were begun in the 1990s and first contained only DNA samples from violent convicts. Today, however, DNA material from six million individuals is on file in national databases and many of those individuals have never been convicted of anything.

While our nation sleeps the sleep of apathy, indifference and blissful ignorance, citizens are having their rights stripped from them at an accelerating speed. Vermonters already accept the state requirement that, following an initial arraignment in court and a not guilty plea, defendants are required to go to the police station and provide fingerprints.

Parents voluntarily line up Saturday mornings to provide police with the fingerprints of their children. While, as the police claim, the fingerprints may help identify a missing child, those same fingerprints will be stored in a huge database maintained by Big Brother, on file for life.

One of the Bush presidency's shameful legacies will be its disregard for the Constitution and its contempt for an individual's right to a presumption of innocence.

Our rights are a scarce commodity and diminish every year. Vermonters must not allow our government to further erode our sacred freedoms.