Rosie compares Apartheid to Patriot Act [VIDEO]

The View ain't no knitting circle
Who knows how long Rosie O'Donnell's gonna last in her stint on The View? Since the multi-Emmy-Award winner joined the well-groomed cast of Women Who Chat on a Couch last Spring, she's made pointed comments about gun control, radical Christianity, and now, the Patriot Act -- Video right.

In the latest, O'Donnell chimes in after Tim Robbins describes his latest part, a real-life policeman in Apartheid South Africa: "They were seeking out terrorists," she begins, drawing parallels between racist South Africa's limitations on citizenship, and Bush's America... Watch the clip and pass it on...

From Senator Russ Feingold's statement in opposition to the Patriot Act waaaaaay back in 2001:
As it seeks to combat terrorism, the Justice Department is making extraordinary use of its power to arrest and detain individuals, jailing hundreds of people on immigration violations and arresting more than a dozen “material witnesses” not charged with any crime. Although the government has used these authorities before, it has not done so on such a broad scale. Judging from government announcements, the government has not brought any criminal charges related to the attacks with regard to the overwhelming majority of these detainees.
Evan Derkacz is an AlterNet editor. He writes and edits PEEK, the blog of blogs.
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