Sunday, October 13, 2002
So, I'm perusing the Patriot Act, and see this little tidbit.
posted by lazarus |
Anybody out there doubt the ability of Ashcroft to twist this to include arrest of anti-war protestors for treason?
"Under Section 802 of the USA PATRIOT Act, a person commits the crime of domestic terrorism if within the U.S. they engage in activity that involves acts dangerous to human life that violate the laws of the United States or any State and appear to be intended: (i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population; (ii) to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion, or (iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination or kidnapping."