We Deem You A Material Witness So Shut Up and Sit In Your Cell!

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by wkmac, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

  2. av8torntn

    av8torntn Well-Known Member

    I'm not familiar with this and it may be a stupid question but what does it mean to pretend to detain someone?
  3. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    It means pretending to detain him for one reason when in fact they are really detaining him for another reason. In this case they pretended they were detaining him because he was a material witness, but the real reason was because they didn't want him to go anywhere while they tried to build a criminal case against him.
  4. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    Good point but there's also reason to believe some are treated in such manner in order to "flip" them into being assets or informants. I use the case of Al Jazeera reporter Sami al-Hajj to consider that POV.

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