Law & Order

New CIA Interrogation Rules For Terror Vermin

Here’s a link to the actual text of President Bush’s EO regarding CIA interrogations of terror-bot scum.

Read the whole thing.

I was going to link to a media account of that Order, but across the board they were so biased and agenda-driven I figured I’d save you the grief.

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Speaking of terrorists and related sundry items:

Romney backs aggressive CIA interrogation tactics, Patriot Act

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney said Friday more intense methods of CIA interrogation are acceptable in dealing with terrorism and he praised the broad powers granted law enforcement under the USA Patriot Act.

Wow, who even knew terrorism was an issue in the upcoming presidential race?

Do non-voting conservatives know about that?

US Border Patrol boosts graduation rate

The Border Patrol on Thursday graduated a second class of recruits within a week for the first time, days after National Guard troops began leaving the U.S.-Mexico border.

The Border Patrol . . . [plans] to add 6,000 agents by the end of the year for a total of about 18,000. There are about 14,000 agents now.

Who even knew we had a Border Patrol?

Sacre bleu.

Last but not least:

Hundreds of inmates hoping to shorten their prison terms get bad news from the California Supreme Court

Hundreds of prisoners who had hoped to win reductions in their sentences after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled California’s sentencing law unconstitutional were rebuffed Thursday by the state’s highest court.

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The court’s [twin rulings] will allow lower courts to dismiss most of the appeals filed by prisoners since 2005, when the nation’s High Court first called [the state’s] sentencing laws into question. In the cases that require a new sentencing hearing, the trial judge will have broad authority to reaffirm the original sentences.

Ah, yes, I love my state supreme court.

Lots of people don’t know this, but the California Supreme Court is a very conservative tribunal.

For those who might find that incomprehensible, well, keep in mind California had conservative GOP governors in office for 16 consecutive years in the 1980’s and 1990’s. Furthermore back in the 80’s its citizens tossed out on their keysters a couple of airheaded liberal-bot jurists, including then-chief justice Rose Bird.

Cause and effect.
It’s really that simple.

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