NCPCF Detroit Program – July 16, 2011- Preemptive Prosecutions of Innocent People by Steve Downs (15 min.)

American attorney Steve Downs discusses the many existing cases of the U.S. federal government’s policy of preemptive prosecutions of innocent people. The presentation was part of a panel discussion on “Resisting Profiling, Preemptive Prosecution and Prisoner Abuse, A citizens hearing to confront repression of human rights and civil liberties by the criminal justice system.” The event was July 16, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan (USA).

The panel presentation focused on how the ‘War on Terror’ climate and its repressive legal practices in the criminal justice system have affected civil liberties and human rights of Arab, Muslim, African American, South Asian, and all immigrant communities and the broader social justice movement.



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