How many times do we experience this? Like I say, just turn over any con man rock and find the truth behind another Empire lie. Report: Scalia‚Äôs Claim That Released Gitmo Prisoners Have Killed Americans Is An ‚ÄėUrban Legend‚Äô (oh, this is a THINK PROGRESS link) A new report from the Seton Hall University School of Law explodes the myth that some 30 detainees released from Guantanamo Bay prison have ‚Äúreturned to the battlefield‚ÄĚ against American forces. This conservative urban legend was recently parroted by Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia in his dissent from the Court‚Äôs Boumediene decision. Scalia wrote that granting habeas corpus rights to Gitmo detainees ‚Äúwill almost certainly cause more Americans to be killed,‚ÄĚ and supported this view by asserting that ‚Äúat least 30 of those prisoners hitherto released from Guantanamo Bay have returned to the battlefield.‚ÄĚ The new Seton Hall report (pdf) states that ‚ÄúJustice Scalia‚Äôs claim of 30 recidivist detainees is belied by all reliable data‚ÄĚ : Despite being repeatedly debunked, this statement has been reflexively accepted as true by Members of Congress and much of the American public. Justice Scalia is only the most recent disseminator of an urban legend that refuses to die. [‚Ä¶] [Scalia‚Äôs] source was a year-old Senate Minority Report, which in turn was based on misinformation provided by the Department of Defense. Among the report‚Äôs conclusions: ‚Äď According to the Department of Defense‚Äôs published and unpublished data and reports, not a single released Guant√°namo detainee has ever attacked any Americans. ‚Äď Despite national security concerns, the Department of Defense does not have a system for tracking the conduct or even the whereabouts of released detainees.