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Explosives suspect tells government to stop the searches
The St. Petersburg Times ^
| Breaking News
Posted on 10/25/2007 2:12:19 PM PDT by dawn53
TAMPA -- Youssef Megahed, detained by federal authorities on explosives charges, is revoking any permission he gave to government agents to search his home or anything else.
Assistant Federal Public Defender Adam Allen, Megahed's attorney, filed a notice with the court today withdrawing any consent to search items taken from Megahed after his arrest on Aug. 4.
"The filing of this notice is not an admission by the defendant that he has previously given voluntarily consent but is designed to put the government on legal notice that, to the extent the defendant has previously given any voluntary consent to search, that consent is withdrawn and revoked," Allen wrote.
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KEYWORDS: americanjihad; domesticterrorism; explosives; forgetwhatisaid; goosecreek; megahed; usfstudents
I have no idea what this means in "legal" terms. I wasn't aware you could revoke permission after the fact.
posted on 10/25/2007 2:12:19 PM PDT
The guy was an idiot for allowing them to search without a warrant in the first place.
Thank God our enemies are stupid.
posted on 10/25/2007 2:16:11 PM PDT
( Comparing moderate islam to extremist islam is like comparing smallpox to ebola.)
“I’m not admitting that I said you could in the first place... but I’m withdrawing my permission...”
posted on 10/25/2007 2:18:36 PM PDT
(Duncan Hunter 08--You want to elect a conservative? Then support a conservative!)
Irrelevant, if they have enough to arrest they have enough to get a warrant in most cases.
So now the Feds get a warrant. Big deal
posted on 10/25/2007 2:20:39 PM PDT
(Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.)
Isn’t it a little late?
“We’ve seen the evidence and the damage done. A little part of it in everyone. Every terrorist is like the setting sun.”
posted on 10/25/2007 2:20:56 PM PDT
(The Status Quo Sucks!)
I have no idea what this means in "legal" terms.
"I am not admitting I said 'yes,' and I want you to act as though I did not."
posted on 10/25/2007 2:21:18 PM PDT
Wouldn’t they have a recording or written statement as to his permission?
posted on 10/25/2007 2:24:50 PM PDT
Has he revoked his statement that they were celebrating a birthday on the beach with “firecrackers” too?
posted on 10/25/2007 2:26:09 PM PDT
(NO THIRD TERM. America does not need another unconstitutional Clinton co-presidency.)
"......Im not admitting that I said you could in the first place... but Im withdrawing my permission......
THIS is the wretched double-speak world in which Billy Jeff Clintoon left for the rest of us to endure for all our days. I dare suggest this type of mindless word-drool was invented by the worthless lout himself.
posted on 10/25/2007 2:27:05 PM PDT
(Horrible Hillary Clinton is Bad For America, Bad For Business and Bad For MY Stomach!)
If they had permission in the past and haven’t yet searched everything, the big question is: what’s taken so long? Two and a half months seems like plenty of time.
posted on 10/25/2007 2:28:41 PM PDT
by John Jorsett
(scam never sleeps)
I didn’t do it and I’ll never do it again.
Maybe. But the concept of "withdrawing consent" is not unheard of in legal circles, since the investigation (obviously) is ongoing.
Think of it this way: I can give you consent to raid my fridge, but I'll have second thoughts if you invite your friends.
posted on 10/25/2007 2:30:59 PM PDT
Every terrorist is like the setting sun.
The red glow reflected in the clouds? The warm breeze? The wistful recollection of the day, that are now just memories?
posted on 10/25/2007 2:31:06 PM PDT
(Failing to protect the liberties of your enemies establishes precedents that will reach to yourself.)
No, just no. It’s lawyerspeak, and probably dates back to the Norman Conquest.
posted on 10/25/2007 2:32:17 PM PDT
withdrawing any consent to search items taken from Megahed
That makes it sound even weirder. I bet they already have seen what they took mega-head.
posted on 10/25/2007 2:46:42 PM PDT
posted on 10/25/2007 2:47:26 PM PDT
To: John Jorsett
i'm sure they prolly have... he's just trying to get any evidence they found thrown out of court.
posted on 10/25/2007 3:19:58 PM PDT
kinda like, it depends on what the meaning of the word permission, permission.
posted on 10/25/2007 3:25:41 PM PDT
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