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Democrats Cut 'John Doe' Provision

Democrats Cut 'John Doe' Provision

July 20, 2007, Little Green Footballs

This is not good news: House Democrats have succeeded in removing the provision to protect the public from being sued for reporting suspicious behavior: Democrats cut ‘John Doe’ provision.

Congressional Democrats today failed to include a provision in homeland security legislation that would protect the public from being sued for reporting suspicious behavior that may lead to a terrorist attack, according to House Republican leaders.

“This is a slap in the face of good citizens who do their patriotic duty and come forward, and it caves in to radical Islamists,” said Rep. Peter T. King, New York Republican and ranking member of the House Homeland Security Committee.

Republicans wanted the provision included in final legislation, crafted yesterday during a House and Senate conference committee, that will implement final recommendations from the September 11 commission.

Mr. King and Rep. Steve Pearce, New Mexico Republican, sponsored the provision after a group of Muslim imams filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against US Airways and unknown “John Doe” passengers. The imams were removed from US Airways Flight 300 on Nov. 20 after fellow passengers on the Minneapolis-to-Phoenix flight complained about the imams’ suspicious behavior.

On March 27, the House approved the “John Doe” amendment on a 304-121 vote.

“Democrats are trying to find any technical excuse to keep immunity out of the language of the bill to protect citizens, who in good faith, report suspicious activity to police or law enforcement,” Mr. King said. “I don’t see how you can have a homeland security bill without protecting people who come forward to report suspicious activity.”

While the conference is not likely to meet again, Mr. King noted the conference report has not been written and says he will continue discussions with Sen. Joe Lieberman, Connecticut independent and chairman of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, to insert the “John Doe” language.

Given the situation we face today and the actions of CAIR and the Muslim organizations suing the airline passengers who brought the actions of the “flying imams” to the attention of the pilot, it is unfathomable that Democrats would remove this protection. Are the trial lawyers who give huge donations to Democrats so powerful that they can stop this? Or are Democrats responding to pressure from Muslim organizations? In either event, this is disgraceful, and is further evidence that we are engaged in a civil war right here in the USA that may well turn violent.

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3 Comments:

At 8:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting to ponder that most public school teachers are now required to report to authorities any time they SUSPECT child abuse in the life of a child.

We are also requested to put a rainbow sticker on our door as a safe haven against derogatory comments made toward homosexual students

I can't wait to see what will happen now that that NAACP has "Buried" the "N - word" the next time I hear a student use that term and I try to deal with it.

We have all sorts of "internal" procedures and code words in the event of a "Columbine" type attack is planned or being carried out.

But now what would I do if I overheard three students talking about Allah and OBL and planting some sort of hazardous whatever someplace that would kill thousands?

Heck, either way I could lose my house. It could be destroyed by whatever attack comes by, or I could lose it in a lengthy and expensive court battle because I would dare to say something to the school police officer !

Is this what they call the slippery road to where ever?

 
At 8:35 AM, Anonymous Mason said...

D donkeys
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M Muslim
O organizations
C create
R renegades
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T terrorists

 
At 2:36 PM, Anonymous Joe said...

"DumbAssDemocrats" at it again! When are people going to smarten up to them? We need another political party in this country to replace them.

 

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