Police State Repression

Autopsy Report in Michigan: Imam Shot 21 Times by Police

 By Craig Considine  

This last October, Imam Luqman Ameen Abdullah of the Dearborn/Detroit area was killed by the FBI for his so called links to arms dealing and ‘extremism.’ He was a popular leader in the community and active in providing food and shelter for the homeless. I had the chance to meet him on several occasions and I never once got the impression that he was an ‘extremist.’
The one thing he said that really stuck with me is ‘Allah challenges people with racism.’ Does that sound like an extremist to you?
He is back in the news now because the Dearborn police finally released his autopsy report to the Wayne County Medical Center after 3 months. The report revealed that the Imam was shot a total of 21 times, including once in the back. He was also handcuffed and placed into the back of a van. Rather than raising my own immediate questions, I will let friend Dawud Walid, Executive Director of CAIR-MI, speak:


Intelligence “Failures:” Security and the Myth of Omniscience

Military SpiesNote – this article by World Can’t Wait Steering Committee member Dennis Loo first appeared on our site in January 2010. Because its analysis has ongoing relevance, particularly in light of the revelations of the exponential growth of the “National Security State following September 11, 2001 in the Washington Post, we are reposting it.

By Dennis Loo 

We want to be able to search everything, so we could see if Mohammed Atta ever got a parking ticket in Roselle. You can’t connect the dots if you can’t see them. -- Richard Kelly, New Jersey Regional Operations Intelligence Center’s Director
[E]ach day [the NSA] collects four times the volume of information stored in the Library of Congress – Matthew Aid, Intelligence Historian
[If a terrorist incident has a] one percent chance of occurring, then it need[s] to be treated as a certainty. – Dick Cheney


Peoples' Lawyer Lynn Stewart Ordered to Prison


FLASH: Lynne Stewart, peoples' lawyer, was ordered to begin serving a 28 month prison term this afternoon, after a NY federal appeals court rejected her appeal and revoked her bail.  Worse, they sent her sentence back to the federal trial judge, with instructions to consider lengthening the sentence.  Lynne is a tireless fighter for justice, and is on the World Can't Wait Advisory Board.


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