Berkeley Votes Against Offering Gitmo Detainees a New Home
February 16, 2011 | FoxNews.com
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…
At least two other U.S. cities, including Amherst, Mass., have approved similar resolutions
Take note it doesn't mention who brought this forward, but this older one does.
Berkeley City Council to Vote Today to Resettle Cleared Guantánamo Detainees in Berkeley
From Cynthia Papermaster, Code Pink
Tuesday February 15, 2011
Guantánamo detainees would be able to resettle in Berkeley, according to a resolution to be considered today by the Berkeley City Council.
The Resolution asks Congress to remove any legislative barriers to resettling cleared Guantánamo detainees in the U.S. and welcomes one or two of the detainees to live in Berkeley once they’re able to leave Guantánamo. Berkeley will become the third municipality in the United States and the first in California to do so. No city funds would be used to support the former detainees, who would be sponsored by community volunteers and organizations that help torture victims and refugees.
"I’d offer a room in my house to one of the men," said Cynthia Papermaster, Berkeley resident and who heads Berkeley No More Guantanamos. She asked the Berkeley Peace and Justice Commission to bring the measure to the Council. The commission did so on December 6…
Papermaster [said], “It is past time these men were given their freedom and allowed to rebuild their lives. This is a humane gesture and the least we can do to lessen their suffering… I’m going to offer a room in my house to one of the men."
Does this qualify as Code Pink Dating service?