Skip to comments.Boston bombing suspect charged, will not be treated as enemy combatant
Posted on 04/22/2013 10:42:57 AM PDT by Envisioning
The White House said Monday that the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing will not be treated as an enemy combatant, in response to calls from Republican lawmakers to consider that option.
The announcement came as a sealed complaint was filed against suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Fox News has learned that the suspect made an initial appearance in front of a federal magistrate judge at the hospital where he is still being treated. No plea was entered.
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/04/22/white-house-says-boston-bombing-suspect-will-not-be-treated-as-enemy-combatant/#ixzz2RDOmB3KX
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In a felony court, or are they going to let him off with a traffic ticket?
Actually, I want an open court and open testimony; I doubt we’ll get this no matter what the venue.
But a good defense attorney could raise some interesting questions.
(Neither Sirhan nor Oswald nor Ray ever got open trials,
with cross-examinations and questions asked.)
no, this is what they did to macveigh. he’s a us citizen on us soil. if we lose our constitutional protections in this case, it will set a dangerous precedent. we can’t have justice by lynch mob.
Was Bush impeached when Jose Padilla was tried in a civilian court? If not, why the double standard?
No...He was bullied by his brother...
Americans made fun of his big nose...
The Internet was a bad influence on him...
All the racism in America drove him to strike out for justice...
Not the least bit surprised.
And now we’ll also soon learn about a new diagnosis of some kind ...along the lines of workplace violence:
Public Event violence
Street onlooker violence
Teen angst violence
Marathon explosion syndrome
Mods can you edit the title?
arrested by police = civilian trial
arrested by military = military tribunal
So speaks King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia.
I cannot disagree with that. He's a US Citizen. Probably should not be but he is.
Since there is no enemy
There is no enemy combatant.
The captured guy is therefore a criminal
If there is no war
there are no warriors
only criminals murder
The logic is unassailable if you accept there is no war
He is a legal citizen.
It would have been interesting if his brother had survived. Then we might have had one in military court and one in federal court.
I have a problem with Enemy Combatant Status for American citizens (e.g., being stripped of all rights), because any of us could be next.
Poor kid. And if they try him in NY, he’ll probably be acquitted.
Can you at least disagree with his term “lynch mob”?
Frustration, I believe. They know very well that even if the terrorist was not a citizen on the US, Zero would still make the same decision.
O.J. got an open court trial.
How informative was that? What kind of Justice was achieved?
The Administration will just use this trial the same way, for its own ends, and not for Justice or to uncover the real threat.
Exactly, as distasteful as this case is (and given the current regime any of us could indeed be next).
This isn't enemy combatant crap. No extended caribbean vaca for him.
Try him and fry him.
He is a United States Citizen on United States Soil. If it turns out he is an "enemy combatant" working on behalf of a foreign government or a foreign terroist network, then on top of the murder charges, they can try him for treason.
He is entitled, by virtue of his American Citizenship, to the same due process as any other citizen. That includes the right to a speedy trial by a jury.
If the government can take that away from him, it can take it away from you.
If articles of Impeachment are brought against Obama, the urban negor population, all white liberal facilitators and the individual members of congress will declare such action as denying every black American their US citizenship.
Perception is reality.
He’s an enemy combatant, but they gave him American citizenship.
So at this point either go through the process to strip him of citizenship or give him the full protections any of us should have.
Don’t create a precedent for ignoring citizen’s rights, simply because of this bozo.
“Wake up America! He is an enemy combatant, there is no doubt. Jeeze......”
And also a US citizen with protection under the bill or rights. Sorry, but preventing lynchings is one reason why the bill of rights exists. Perhaps you should be questioning the events that lead to his citizenship.
Not too sure that a NY jury will be sympathetic to terrorists after what happened in 2001.
Omar Abdel-Rahman was convicted by a NY jury, and that was before 9-11.
It’s better to try him in civilian court. Making it military bestows too much credit on them, elevates them to something they aren’t. Trying him in civilian court says “you’re just another murderer”.
You forgot that he was suffering from Twinkie Withdrawal.
A poor rationale for Chief “Justice” Roberts rolling over, but Roberts had those shady South American adoptions he didn’t want to come out.
It appears that there is plenty of evidence convict even without whatever he tells to the authorities.
I have to agree with you. If you're an American citizen, you need to stick to the Constitution, because it's our "We The People's" only protection against tyranny here. I know everyone wants to get tough on these a-holes, but we have to proceed carefully on how things get done. Once you break new ground, we will never be able to re-take it again.
We have a term called treason. John Wilkes Booth and others. We hung the bastards or put them before firing squads. Stop the insanity.
To a certain degree yes but when I think about it too deeply and consider that the terrorist could have been some nutcase claiming to be a Tea Partier I could easily see the democrats becoming the "lynch mob" against us conservatives, probably trying to take actions to get conservative Talkers pulled off the air.
A lynch mob in this case? Yes, I can disagree. It's the precedence it sets for liberals going after conservatives is where that disagreement ends.
To tell you the truth, I had no real opinion on how this terrorist was tried but I did tilt more towards a Civilian Federal Court even though I did not express my opinion or advocate for it
and they will put ALL the Blame on the dead brother
Voted best chance to get a conviction and the death penalty. You really think Obama is going to let us kill a Muzzie??
Really? You want a US citizen stripped of their rights and death to the families of those that suggest otherwise?
Yup, we can’t throw out US Constitution out the window with the terrorist. If we do, they won the WOT.
Police perform house-to-house raids in Watertown MA ripping innocent families from their homes
It's already happening...some newsperson or a poltician on one of the sunday news show said that he had been brainwashed by his older brother about all that Muslim stuff....
I guess it comes down to a choice.
Safety & Security OR the US Constitution?
Ironically it’s normally the liberals who choose Safety & Security over the Constitution.
We cannot choose which parts of the Constitution we follow and which parts are not important. That’s exactly how we got a pResident many do not know is Constitutionally eligible to be President and it’s exactly how we came close to losing our rights to own guns. It was politics and the power of the NRA that saved the right to bear arms this time around and NOT the US Constitution and that is SAD.
Just my opinion. I could be wrong. I do understand the arguments coming from those who want him to be tried as an enemy combatant.
Good point! This is one reason why I say that those who disagree with this decision also make good arguments.
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