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Old 01-07-2010, 10:13 AM
 
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What would you do if you were water boarded?You were then told SORRY mistake wrong guy.Would you put your tail between your legs or GET EVEN?
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Old 01-07-2010, 10:16 AM
 
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What would you do if you were water boarded?You were then told SORRY mistake wrong guy.Would you put your tail between your legs or GET EVEN?
What's the basis for your allegation?

Jim Smith in Tulsa County Jail for shoplifting or Abdul Mohammad caught in Afghanistan plotting terrorist attacks? I'm not sure where the "sorry, mistake, wrong guy" comes into play.
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Old 01-07-2010, 10:45 AM
 
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Lets start with innocent muslims tortured let go.you saying this never happened?
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Old 01-07-2010, 10:47 AM
 
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Lets start with innocent muslims tortured let go.you saying this never happened?
Innocent is a relative term if you're referring to Gitmo detainees.

I doubt those who ended up in Gitmo were sitting in the Middle Eastern equivalent of Starbucks debating the latest trend in sandals when they were rounded up and shipped west.

Securing a conviction and totally innocent are two completely different things.
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Old 01-07-2010, 10:49 AM
 
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They can file a claim with the government and then if denied can take it to court under the Federal Tort Claims Act. I have a friend who was falsely imprisoned by immigration authorities who is doing just that.
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Old 01-07-2010, 10:51 AM
 
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They can file a claim with the government and then if denied can take it to court under the Federal Tort Claims Act. I have a friend who was falsely imprisoned by immigration authorities who is doing just that.
"Falsely imprisoned" in the airport or border crossing interrogation room, I bet.

Hopefully your friend understands the latitude these officials are given. Good luck with that.

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Old 01-07-2010, 10:54 AM
 
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"Falsely imprisoned" in the airport or border crossing interrogation room, I bet.

Hopefully your friend understands the latitude these officials are given.

LOL
Spent 10 days in a county jail after the idiots at the airport thought he was seeking political asylum (his English was not so good) - from Italy! He actually has a pretty good case.
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Old 01-07-2010, 10:59 AM
 
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Spent 10 days in a county jail after the idiots at the airport thought he was seeking political asylum (his English was not so good) - from Italy! He actually has a pretty good case.
I feel for your friend, but unless he has deep pockets or bought into the Pre-paid Legal Services hype, he may better re-think his position and chalk those 10 days up as another reason to not commit a crime in the future. Life sucks sometimes. But in the end, money has the ultimate sway. Lawyers aren't cheap, and the government has it down to perfection extending court dates and other delay tactics to weaken its opponent. I hope he's ready for the long haul.
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Old 01-07-2010, 10:59 AM
 
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you seem to think that all muslims being detained are guilty.Today 2 kids tortured in afg.Lots of innocent people in jail at this moment or do you deny this?You say YOU DOUBT you are not the judge the govt let these INNOCENT people go, some put their tails between their legs some are looking to get even.Some people say keep the guilty ones out of the USA Last time I looked Gitmo is in a FOREIGN country.
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Old 01-07-2010, 11:02 AM
 
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I feel for your friend, but unless he has deep pockets or bought into the Pre-paid Legal Services hype, he may better re-think his position and chalk those 10 days up as another reason to not commit a crime in the future. Life sucks sometimes. But in the end, money has the ultimate sway. Lawyers aren't cheap, and the government has it down to perfection extending court dates and other delay tactics to weaken its opponent. I hope he's ready for the long haul.
The attorney costs nothing other than a couple hundred dollar filing fee. Under the Tort Claims Act, an attorney can only work on contingency and can collect no more than 1/3 of the settlement. This one was so ridiculous he had no trouble finding one to do it on that basis.
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