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Topic: due process

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June 5, 2014 at 6:56 AM

Illegal immigration: Stop imprisoning people without due process

I applaud the editorial condemning the abuses at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma and the conclusion that the profit motive is at the heart of the abuses [“Spotlight on troubled Tacoma ICE detention center,” Opinion, June 3]. The Seattle Times’ statement that detention centers are necessary is questionable, however. As The Times points…

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August 13, 2013 at 6:43 PM

Drone strikes in Yemen

Violating due process Our drones are killing people now in the impoverished country of Yemen. [“News of Note: Embassies evacuate, insurgents killed,” News, Aug. 11.] No arrests, no trials, no witnesses, just summary executions of people that someone has said are members of al-Qaida. This is such a flagrant violation of due process and the foundation of…

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Comments | More in Politics | Topics: Drones, due process, legal

June 25, 2013 at 7:30 AM

Controversial surveillance tactics used by the NSA

Transparency could prevent abuse of power When the National Security Agency reviews huge masses of our personal communications, it’s dangerously naive to insist that the status quo is safe from abuse. [“Espionage charges for Snowden,” page one, June 22.] During the 1960s and ’70s, my mother and other Seattle-area leftist political activists were the targets of…

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Comments | More in Politics | Topics: due process, Edward Snowden, freedom