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Sunday, November 23, 2014

What excites 'human rights watch's Whitson

Here's what gets 'human rights watch's Sarah Leah Whitson all riled up:
Funny. In the United States, if someone sells drugs in a house, the house is subject to forfeiture, even if the owner knew nothing about it. Does Whitson consider that 'medieval'?

Home demolition as punishment was brought to this country by the British Mandate. Does Whitson consider Britain 'medieval'?

Egypt flattened 800 homes to make a buffer between Gaza and its Rafah border. Don't recall hearing Whitson calling that 'medieval.' 

Or maybe Whitson's real problem with home demolitions is if they're carried out by Israel.

Just sayin'....

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3 Comments:

At 7:33 PM, Blogger Dick Stanley said...

It is a questionable policy. As for civil forfeiture in the U.S. it is angrily denounced by most Americans who understand it, including many lawyers, as the action of a police state. And a corrupt one at that.

 
At 4:07 AM, Blogger Empress Trudy said...

What is comes down to is here is a set of rules that no one on the planet is unaware of. If you break them, the full weight of the state will fall on you.

 
At 4:07 AM, Blogger Empress Trudy said...

What is comes down to is here is a set of rules that no one on the planet is unaware of. If you break them, the full weight of the state will fall on you.

 

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