Civil Liberties Working Group – January 26, 2012

Five people attended the regular meeting at 5:30 pm. and discussed the following:

  • Report on tasers used by Winston-Salem police in local schools. Recommended actions: Join a pro-active discipline group which volunteers in the schools; circulate a petition or write individual letters condemning such use.
  • National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA): Agreement on desirability of communicating disapproval of their votes to all NC Congress members on a sustained basis.
  • Fracking: Suggestion made that clean water is important civil liberty; Occupy Scranton has a member active in this area.
  • Foreclosure: Suggestion made that improprieties around foreclosures are violations of civil liberty.
  • Group agreed to make a list of civil liberties and current infringements; distinction to be made between civil liberties and civil rights, e.g., voting, privacy, marriage, etc.

Meeting adjourned at 6:30 pm.

Next meeting: Thursday, 2/2, 5:30 pm @ Glenwood Coffee. All welcome