The Guantanamo Bay detention center is a United States military prison located within Guantanamo Bay Naval Base,. This military prison is also referred to as Guantánamo Bay or GTMO (pronounced 'gitmo'), which is located in Cuba. In January 2002, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld said the prison camp was established to detain extraordinarily dangerous people, to interrogate detainees in an optimal setting and to address cases for war criminals. Since then there have been hundreds of people detained at GTMO without trial and without representation.
In 2008 there was an argument made that the people held in captivity within Guantánamo Bay did not have legal rights within the United States so the treatment of them did not have to be deemed Constitutional. Meaning they did not have rights to habeas corpus. Luckily in 2008 the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the individuals held within the military prison and declared it legal for inmate within the prison to apply for habeas corpus
For your blog post this week - answer the following prompts.
1) Do research online and find a case of a person who has or is detained at the military prison. Explain their case based on the information you can find online and from other sources.
2) Do you believe that people incarcerated in this military prison should be freed? Why or why not?
3) Do you believe that the detainment of these people is just? Why or why not? How should the United States address potential terrorist threats? Is the military prison an actual deterrent to violent terrorism? Why or why not?
FOR YOUR INFORMATION - THE VIDEO BELOW IS OF MOS DEF (HIP HOP ARTIST) WHO WAS IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE DETAINEES WHO WERE ON HUNGER STRIKE. HE WANTED TO SHOW PEOPLE WHAT THE FORCE FEEDING PROCEDURE LOOKED LIKE IN CIVIL CONDITIONS.
Original Posts 250 words (minimum). Respond to three other students 50 words (minimum). Original post due Thursday @ midnight. Responses (3) due Sunday @ midnight.
Poli 3 - DeAnza