Aug 122016
 
 August 12, 2016  Misc, Surveillance

Delaware Public Media has an interview with Jameel Jaffer that you may wish to listen to. From their site:

Drones, surveillance, torture, rendition, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. These are just some of the subjects over which Jameel Jaffer has fought the U.S. government.

He is the head of the ACLU’s Center for Democracy — and now he’s leaving after more than a decade with the civil liberties organization to run the new Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University.

“There’s obviously reasonable disagreement on what the government’s response to the very real response of terrorism ought to be,” Jaffer tells NPR’s Ari Shapiro. “But, I think there’s probably widespread agreement now that, at various points over the last 15 years, the U.S. government has crossed lines that it shouldn’t have crossed. And … one of the ACLU’s roles has been to draw attention to those transgressions and to try to right them.”

Listen to the interview or read the transcript  on Delaware Public Media.

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