Donkey Punch

October 22, 2007

Your Tax Dollars at Work.

Filed under: Abdallah Higazy, FBI, No Class, Outrage Fatigue, Politics, terror, Torture — t4toby @ 1:58 pm

FBI mistakenly picks dude up.

FBI coerces confession out of said dude by threatening to expose his family to Egypt’s secret police.

Dude confesses.

Reason dude was picked up in the first place turns out to be false.

Dude is let go.

Dude sues the FBI.

Appeals Court sez: Dude, you can totally sue them.

Court publishes decision.

Website sez: WTF? How is it okay for the FBI to coerce?

Minutes later, Federal Court posting disappears.

Website asked to take down its .pdf of the decision.

Website’s all like, “No.”

Redacted version of decision is posted by the Feds.

I tip my hat to Steve Bergstein.

The intertoobz win.

Well, we didn’t win anything, but the moral victory is almost there.

Fuck!

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3 Comments »

  1. Thanks for the plug, but that’s Steve Bergstein, not Bernstein.

    Comment by steve — October 23, 2007 @ 6:17 pm

  2. Fixed.

    My bad.

    Comment by t4toby — October 24, 2007 @ 8:56 am

  3. When will n00bs ever learn?
    The Interwebs never forget.

    Comment by jim — May 7, 2008 @ 9:10 pm


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