Preventive Detention Presentation

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  • 1. Preventive Detention
  • 2. …is
    • A system in which people can
    • be detained by his/her government
    • without having committed a crime.
  • 3. Argument
    • Preventive detention is a violation of human rights.
    • Every person is entitled to a
    • fair trial and should be allowed
    • to know why he/she is
    • being detained.
  • 4. Problematic System
    • Person can be detained indefinitely without
    • being told why.
    • Accused has no defense or trial.
    • Accused is arrested on suspicion of
    • being a threat, not for any
    • specific crime.
  • 5. United States
    • Barack Obama proposed a preventive detention plan for the United States.
    • He recently withdrew the bill from
    • congress, but the United States already
    • has a form of preventive detention
    • that passed after 9/11.
  • 6. UNCONSTITUTIONAL!
    • Every person has the right to
    • a fair trial according to the
    • United States Constitution.
  • 7. Counterargument
    • Could possibly prevent a terrorist attack.
    • Rids the streets of National Security threats.
  • 8. Final Thought
    • Stopping a crime before it happens
    • is a tremendous feat; however,
    • isn’t that “potential” criminal still a human being, and don’t all human beings deserve the same rights.
  • 9. Sources Used
    • Feingold To Obama: Preventive Detention Is Unconstitutional
    • By Brian Beutler - May 25, 2009, 10:51AM
    • http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2009/05/feingold-to-obama-preventive-detention-is-unconstitutional.php
    Greenwald, Glenn "Facts and Myths About Obama's Preventive Detention Proposal" May 22, 2009 http://www.salon.com/opinion/greenwald/2009/05/22/preventive_detention/ Not a very well-Known website and I could not find much about Glenn Greenwald.