Occupy Philly wants answers from Toomey, Casey on military detention votes

    Occupy Philly has organized another march to the offices of Sens. Pat Toomey and Bob Casey, this time seeking more information about the legislators’ military detention votes. Both helped pass the National Defense Authorization Act.”The Senate voted last Thursday [12/1/11] to pass S. 1867, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which would authorize the president to send the military literally anywhere in the world to imprison civilians without charge or trial,” reads the Occupy release. “And the entire Senate bill was drafted in secret, with no hearing, and with committee votes behind closed doors.”

    Now Occupy is looking for answers from Toomey and Casey.Peaceful protesters will hand out fliers at noon today while others perform street theater, “dramatizing the effects these provisions could have on protest and civil disobedience.”The march began at Toomey’s office at 16th and JFK, then moves to Casey’s office at 20th and Market.

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