The Atlantic reports on a suit filed by the ACLU against the Coast Guard. I will make no comments on the merits. This is not the first time Coast Guard prisoner detention procedures have been questioned.
If the ACLU wins this case it could adversely effect our ability to perform the drug interdiction mission. This criticism is not going to go away. Any thing we could do to dull the criticism would probably be helpful.
I have seen several articles about the treatment of people, the crude part is the treatment seems to be a violation of the CG values, Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty. detainees should be treated with some respect, they have also been shuffled around at times to keep them in international waters.
Got a note from a friend, ex. Navy, retired NOAA on this “Sure the fuck glad I wasn’t a CG officer — I have morals.”