Friday, November 16, 2007

ACLU Watch

...I feel as if it's been far too long since I ragged on the ACLU, so let's go see what they've been up to:

"...A court filing here yesterday by the American Civil Liberties Union could open the way for a South African scholar accused of having links to terrorism to meet with scholars at Columbia University, the World Bank, and the Graduate Center at the City University of New York.

The case of Adam Habib, deputy vice chancellor at the University of Johannesburg, is being taken up by the ACLU, the American Sociological Association, the American Association of University Professors, and the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, among other groups. Mr. Habib has written about his case on the Huffington Post Web site..." (source)

Wait, doesn't the "A" stand for American? So, helping fighting to get suspected terror sympathizers onto American soil and what else you ask...?

"...A police plan to map out Muslim communities, a proposal that civil rights groups sharply criticized as racial and religious profiling, has been shelved, a police spokeswoman said Wednesday.

The LAPD planned to have its counterterrorism bureau identify Muslim enclaves to determine which might be likely to become isolated and susceptible to "violent, ideologically based extremism."

Several Muslim groups and the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California criticized the plan and sent a letter to Deputy Chief Michael P. Downing expressing their concerns.

"There was a clear message from the Muslim community that they were not comfortable with it. So we listened," said Mary Grady, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Police Department. She couldn't immediately say when the plan might resume..." (source)

Ya know, because if for 20 years short blondes were blowing up bridges...I'd be pissed if they had the audacity to stop me and check my car before I drove over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge....

Of course, you don't have to wait until I get around to posting the foibles of the "American" Civil Liberties Union, you can always find them over at Stop the ACLU

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