Skip to comments.Why Has Holder Indicted the Times Square Bomber?
Posted on 06/21/2010 10:34:22 AM PDT by Kaslin
The DOJ is running up against the limits of the civilian justice system
After the initial spate of chest-beating, we hadnt heard much from the Justice Department about the case of would-be Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad and the many ways it illustrates how splendidly the criminal justice system performs in terrorism cases even the cases of enemy combatants who could otherwise be held indefinitely and interrogated for intelligence purposes.
Now comes word from the U.S. attorneys office for the Southern District of New York that Shahzad has been indicted. He is charged with ten terrorism counts, ranging from bombing and terrorism conspiracies to the transportation and attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction. This is a strange development.
Attorney General Eric Holder has been telling anyone who would listen that Shahzad is cooperating and providing valuable information. Civilian due process has been no obstacle at all, Holder insists: no problem posed by Miranda, the appointment of counsel, the prospect of providing discovery, and the dynamics of plea-bargaining. Yet it is highly unusual to indict a cooperator, precisely because it is so strategically disadvantageous to the government. When someone is cooperating, the standard practice is to strike a deal, complete with a cooperation agreement and a guilty plea, in what is known as a criminal information, rather than to file an indictment.
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