Law and Disorder Radio – Five Years Since 9/11: FBI Roundups and Profiling, NSA Spying, Torture and Rendition, War – Hosts: Dalia Hashad, Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

Law and Disorder Radio

Student officers display a US giant national flag on the Trocadero square with the Eiffel tower in the background during a solemn tribute to the victims of the 9/11 attacks on September 11, 2011 in Paris.

Today on Law and Disorder, hosts take a look back at US governments’ domestic and international reaction to the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, where an estimated 3000 perished. Stay with us as we begin with the targeting of Muslims and Arab/Americans then discuss the use of secret prisons, NSA spying, Guantanamo and war powers, the Authorization for Use of Military Force.

FBI Roundups, Profiling, Secret Sites, Presidential Powers

Roundup of Muslims – FBI to question 5000–immediate – Special Registration

Ashcroft lifting of FBI Guidelines

FBI Informant

Spying, NSA, Criminalizing Dissent, Patriot Act

2006 NSA spying—cases and victory

CCR case

EFF case




Criminal cases—Lynne Stewart

We hear a preview from an interview with Shane Kadidal, attorney with the Center for Constitutional Rights and cooperating attorney Michael Avery, president of the National Lawyers Guild, right after arguing the case brought by the Center for Constitutional Rights seeking to stop Bush and government agencies from conducting warrantless surveillance of international communications of people in the United States.

Guantanamo, Torture, Indefinite Detention, Renditions, Criminal Prosecutions

INS—secret hearings

Abu Gharib photos – Warning – graphic images on this link

Guantanamo – Amnesty Link

Torture is not torture – 2004 Truthout story – Marjorie Cohn


AUMF — Authorization to Use Military Force – translation: Attack anything anywhere if president says it’s related to 9/11.

Attack Afghanistan – 2002

Attack Iraq – 2003

Attack Lebanon – 2006