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|Anti-NDAA Resolution, Santa Cruz City Council Meeting|
|Date||Tuesday March 13|
|Time||4:30 PM - 6:30 PM|
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|On Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at 4:30 PM, at the Santa Cruz City Council’s Regular Meeting in City Hall, 809 Center Street, Santa Cruz, citizens united in defense of their Constitutional rights will propose the adoption of a Resolution to Restore Due Process and the Right to Trial on the order of the resolution already adopted by Northampton, Massachusetts, and other U.S. cities, in response to the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 (NDAA). A copy of the Santa Cruz Resolution is attached.|
When President Obama signed the NDAA on December 31, 2011, he authorized indefinite military detention, without a trial or day in court, of anyone --even US citizens and residents -- accused of a "belligerent act," or any terror-related offense. The NDAA subjects these individuals to arbitrary detention without trial, denying the Fifth Amendment's guarantee of due process and Sixth Amendment rights to challenge evidence and confront one's accusers. The NDAA also violates First and Fourth Amendment rights, because the radically unconstitutional PATRIOT Act deviously expanded the definition of "material support for terrorism" to include speech and association even by defendants who neither committed nor ever intended to support violence.
Highly recommended video on this issue: http://aldovidali.com/general/the-constitutional-crimes-of-bush-and-obama
Show your support of this resolution by being in attendance on March 13, 2012, 4:30 PM, Santa Cruz City Hall Chambers, 809 Center Street, Santa Cruz. The more people appear, the greater our chances of passing this Resolution. Community TV televised meeting.