Due Process (And Sanity)? Stop Being So September 10th, d00d.

by matttbastard

Via StageleftThe Globe and Mail:

Canadian officials are taking the unprecedented step of asking a judge to install closed-circuit video cameras inside a terrorism suspect’s family home, arguing national security necessitates the scrutiny.

Hang on, rewind my selekta:

Canadian officials are taking the unprecedented step of asking a judge to install closed-circuit video cameras inside a terrorism suspect’s family home, arguing national security necessitates the scrutiny. [emphasis mine]

K, closed circuit video cameras. Inside a private residence. No conviction.

Got it.

Wait, there’s more:

Canadian officials accuse [Egyptian asylum seeker Mahmoud] Jaballah of playing a “communications relay” role in a major terrorist massacre – al-Qaeda’s 1998 African embassy bombings. His potential access to fax machines, computers and telephones inside his family home, where he lives with his wife and five children, deeply worries the government.

Mr. Jaballah, who was never charged with a criminal offence, spent nearly all of 1999 to 2007 in jail. Attempts to deport him to Egypt, a country known to torture fundamentalists, failed on humanitarian grounds.

Hold up, hold up now – DJ rewind:

Mr. Jaballah, who was never charged with a criminal offence spent nearly all of 1999 to 2007 in jail.

K, closed circuit video cameras. Inside a private residence. 8 years in jail, no charges.

Now I’ve got it. We are no longer in Canada; we’re living in a hysterical realist 1984 pastiche.

Stage nails it:

I’m all for punishing terrorists but don’t you think that before we lock people away and/or put surveillance camera’s [in] their houses that they should be found guilty of something first?

Just remember, (uncharged/unconvicted) evildoers:

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