Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Berkeley Votes Against Offering Gitmo Detainees a New Home

Berkeley City Manager Phil Kamlarz advised the council to take no action because "federal law explicitly prohibits the transfer of Guantanamo detainees to the United States."

President Obama signed that measure into law last month.

As usual a few un-showered hippies still slithering around Bezerkely California, Had decided that a couple of detainees from Gitmo would be cool to have hanging around town with them;even living in their homes with them.

Ha Ha you loose, AGAIN.

A Berkeley, Calif. resolution to roll out the welcome mat to freed Guantanamo Bay detainees was voted down in the last minutes of its City Council meeting Tuesday night.

The proposal was rejected by a 4-1 vote, with four council members abstaining.

The city, home to the hippie movement of the 1960s, was considering inviting “one or two” detainees to live in Berkeley once they were cleared of wrongdoing and released from the U.S. detention facility in Cuba.

The resolution also would have asked Congress to allow cleared Guantanamo detainees to resettle in the U.S.

“We’re talking about a group of people in Guantanamo who have been there up to nine years and have never been charged,” commission member Rita Maran said before the vote.

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