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I'm now a 52-year-old American male raised as an Episcopalian, veteran of submarines, Peace Corps, and State Department. I like teaching people about what they can do with computers and have gotten by as an independent Microsoft trainer teaching networking, but I really hope to someday find a way to make a living traveling on my motorcycle, camping, and writing about places and people I meet along the way.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Time for publicity

Let me also say that this might be a good time to start calling your media connections and get any publicity you can to bear on her situation.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Susan has become Amerika's Stephen Biko, betrayed by brother Andrew Card. Amnesty International will soon pick up her case.

4:15 AM  
Blogger Thomas Nephew said...

Is that wishful thinking, or is there something to it?

2:01 PM  
Blogger JB said...

I'm hearing from Susan, almost daily. Her friends are use to getting "assignments" from her. I called David Corn, for her. He writes for The Nation. No return call.

Susan, last night, pointed out that her attorney has more than once told her he knew nothing then she would arrive at court to learn that decisions regarding her case had been made. She is afraid that the same has happened again, that a decision has been made and nobody has told her.

I did get a return call from her attorney over the weekend and he was not optimistic. We discussed the evidence against her a bit.

The prosecution is not letting go of the case. They have some hard evidence and want to get to trial. What is happening, right now, is something else, however: cruel and unusual punishment prior to conviction, denial of a speedy trial, and denial of bail. These are things that even the prosecution should have an eye toward protecting for all citizens. When public sector employees fail in protecting these things, they are in breach of their oath to protect the Constitution from ALL enemies, foreign and domestic. The Bill of Rights is a part of the Constitution.

But maybe some president has changed their oath and now they just have to "follow orders?"

3:40 AM  
Blogger Gamine said...

I'm not an attorney, so I don't really have any expertise in these matters.

However, I would think that the number of ways in which Susan's basic constitutional rights have been violated (denial of bail with no compelling reason given, denial of a speedy trial, incarceration over a long term with no conviction or trial) should be grounds to have the case thrown out completely.

Has her attorney actually addressed these things at any time? When you bring this up with him, what does he say?

I have called some people I know. Unfortunately, the moment they find out about the mental illness factor, they tend to be very reluctant to get involved. Its very frustrating.

I'm a little surprised that The Nation is not interested-- does Susan know Corn personally? Usually they are much more receptive than this.

6:55 AM  

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