Monday, April 22, 2013

Are we becoming a police state? Five things that have civil liberties advocates nervous

Are we becoming a police state? Five things that have civil liberties advocates nervous

The indefinite detention provision is just one of many trends in policing and law enforcement that have civil liberties advocates alarmed. New external threats, as well as technological advancements, are posing new challenges to our Constitutional rights, advocates say. Policymakers are debating those issues in Congress and in the courts right now, and the decisions they make could have fundamental consequences for what it means to be an American.