Last month, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the already infamous National Defense Authorization Act. The law, signed into law by Barack Obama on New Year’s Eve, allows the federal government to arrest people in the United States without criminal charge, and hold the captives as prisoners for very long periods of time without any criminal trial. That’s a blatant violation of the due process and fair trial requirements of the fifth and sixth amendments to the Constitution.
Yesterday, the mysterious hacker group Anonymous began releasing videos listing the members of the U.S. House who had voted to approve the unconstitutional imprisonment provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act, calling for accountability.
The list of targets was bipartisan. Among those listed as targets for consequences was Robert Andrews, a Democrat who represents the first congressional district in New Jersey.