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6:40 am on Sunday January 3, 2010

Joe Wilson, other House reps from S.C. worked to block airport body scans

Image by Flickr user Stuck in Customs This one's a bit of political footnote as the bill was never considered by the U.S. Senate, but three of South Carolina's Republican reps to the U.S. House worked to block widespread use of full body scans that...
1:56 am on Tuesday December 29, 2009

No one's heading up the TSA, and DeMint's on the hook

An effort by our Senator Jim DeMint to block the nominee to head the TSA appears to be backfiring after an attempt was made to blow up an international flight bound for Detroit. DeMint has been slowing things down for fear that the new leader may...
7:33 am on Saturday December 12, 2009

Gitmo detainees seem unlikely to be placed in Charleston

A leaked White House memo, if it holds steady, kills the notion that Gitmo detainees would be brought to Charleston's Naval Brig. Read more stories on this subject in our Guantanamo topic page.Instead it seems the detainees will be housed in an...
3:34 am on Monday November 30, 2009

Guantanamo debate: Charleston Naval Brig getting visit from S.C. Attorney General

Image by Flickr user horizontal.integrationImage by 20091130-gitmo.jpg South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster is in town today to tour and discuss prisoner operations with officials at North Charleston's Navy brig. The brig is being...
3:08 am on Tuesday November 10, 2009

Finding a response to possibility of Guantanamo detainees to Charleston

Image by Flickr user anjan58 Image by 20091110-guant.jpg After recent word that Charleston's Navy brig was still a possible home for some Guantanamo detainees, South Carolina leaders continue to search for a response.  Read more stories on this...
6:00 am on Sunday March 22, 2009

Al-Marri moved from Charleston

After his release on bond was denied last week, Ali al-Marri has been moved from Charleston's Navy brig to a federal prison in Pekin, Illinois. [gmap markers=blue::40.57015381856105,-89.637451171875 |zoom=4 |center=41.244772343082076,-88.9453125 |...
8:51 am on Tuesday March 10, 2009

Al-Marri served warrant, taken into custody (updated)

Update March 10: The Post and Courier has details from this morning's hearing in Charleston. Looks like al-Marri will be staying at the brig for the time being, only in "civilian" custody. First reporting: As expected, Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri has...
12:12 pm on Friday March 6, 2009

Ruling means al-Marri due to leave Charleston's Naval brig

Image by International Committee of the Red CrossImage by 20090406-marri2.jpg Ali Al-Marri.Today the U.S. Supreme Court vacated a lower court's ruling that the President can indefinitely detain legal U.S. residents without charge. The court was...
9:41 am on Monday February 2, 2009

Stone Groove

Image by Stacy PearsallImage by stonegroove.jpg An Iraqi Army Soldier Prays before Conducting a Raid, Old Baqubah, Iraq, 2007. On the first Saturday of every month for the last year, Charleston's only video turntablist crew "The Spaced Invaders" has...
3:42 pm on Thursday January 22, 2009

Documenting the 'War on Terror' at the Halsey

Image by Stacy PearsallImage by 20090122-war-on-terror.jpg An Iraqi Army Soldier Prays before Conducting a Raid, Old Baqubah, Iraq, 2007. The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art is presenting a collection of photographs documenting the "War on...

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