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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:44 PM
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What Really Goes On in Gitmo
A fascinating article about some Minneapolis lawyers who are representing a Gitmo detainee pro bono, and how very difficult the government has made it to even get access to their client. (And this article appeared in a little bi-weekly community newspaper -- some "amateur" reporter doing the kind of work the so-called mainstream media seem to have forgotten how to do, or have chosen not to do, so they can concentrate instead on pretty white girls who go missing.)

How a Linden Hills lawyer came to defend an alleged terrorist - and have the FBI knocking on his own neighbors' doors

Attorney John Lundquist of Linden Hills believes strongly enough in the U.S. legal system that he and his colleagues are volunteering hundreds of hours to defend a suspected terrorist the U.S. government is holding without charges in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

"For 25 years, I have seen the system work," said Lundquist, who practices white-collar criminal defense. "It is a very large and powerful machine. It only works if there is someone willing to stand in the corner of the individual. If there isn't someone performing that role, the machine will trample without any controls. It will run amok."
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