A trip to an American Psychological Association convention revealed an attempt to get back into Guantanamo Bay after a scandal with the CIA and Pentagon as well as a profession that is enamored with its own power, reports Michael Brenner.
The designation allows the U.S. to hold the suspect indefinitely, without trial or access to lawyer, and eventually charge them in U.S. military courts. It can lead to other controversial practices, like “enhanced interrogation” or torture, as was seen at Gitmo.
President Donald Trump’s assertion last week that he wanted to send the New York City terror suspect to Guantanamo Bay to be held as an enemy combatant has civil liberties groups worried about the administration’s continued faith in the controversial detainment practice. When asked Oct. 30 about the deaths of eight pedestrians