Law and Disorder Radio – Muhammad Salah Case – Storming the Court – Google Refuses to Turn Over Internet Data – Music To Get Tortured By, Part 2 – Hosts: Dalia Hashad, Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

Law and Disorder Radio

Muhammad Salah, accused of funding Mideast terrorism, says his confession to Israeli Security Agents is false and actually the end product of 53 days in custody, during which Salah’s lawyers say he was often kept cold and awake, threatened and beaten and forced to sit in painful positions. Another example of coerced confessions through torture.

Guest – Attorney Michael Deutsch from the People’s Law Office.













Storming The Court

Before Guantanamo Bay, Cuba became notorious for its human rights violations against Muslims, it was the holding center for thousands of HIV-positive Haitian refugees. More than ten years ago a team of Yale law students and activists took up this cause. They worked victoriously to stop the US government from detaining these refugees indefinitely at Guantanamo, without charges or access to counsel.

Guest – Lawyer Brandt Goldstein, author of Storming the Court, a look inside the controversy surrounding this story of the US Supreme Court and Haitians who were discharged from Guantanamo.












Google Refuses To Turn Over Internet Data – The Bush Administration’s effort to scoop up and comb through massive amounts of internet data met the “firewall” when Google refused to turn over search engine data to the NSA. However, several other companies such as Yahoo has complied. A White House subpoena is still seeking the requests made using Google’s search engine.

Guest – Sherwin Siy – Siy works as Staff Counsel through EPIC’s Internet Public Interest Opportunities Program. EPIC – Electronic Information Privacy Center. Siy tells Law and Disorder hosts that while Google refuses to turn over search engine archives, there are privacy implications that loom in the future regarding the privacy of public internet activity.


Music To Get Tortured By

In our second part of Music To Get Tortured By we’re joined by author and filmmaker Jon Ronson. Jon is the creator of a number of films, radio features and books, but among them is the book “Men Who Stare At Goats” which uniquely explores exotic and horrific interrogation techniques by the US military. Jon Ronson explains how these techniques were collected by the US military from the New Age movement in the 1970s.

Made into a film in 2009