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Preventive Detention Presentation

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Preventive Detention Presentation

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

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