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Berkeley protesters challenge attorney general
San Francisco Chronicle / sfgate.com ^ | Published 2:17 pm, Saturday, May 11, 2013 | John Coté

Posted on 05/11/2013 3:22:06 PM PDT by thecodont

(05-11) 14:15 PDT Berkeley -- With protesters outside demanding closure of the Guantanamo Bay detention center, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Saturday gave an unambiguous endorsement of the civilian court system to try suspected terrorists, telling UC Berkeley Law School graduates that failing to do so "would weaken our ability ... to punish those who target our people."

"Let me be clear," Holder told the 2013 class of Boalt Hall graduates at their commencement. "Those who claim that our federal courts are incapable of handling terrorism cases are not registering a dissenting opinion. They are simply wrong."

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Berkeley-protesters-challenge-attorney-general-4508354.php#ixzz2T1dNEZE5

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: agholder; terrorism

1 posted on 05/11/2013 3:22:06 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: thecodont

Bump.

Will read whole thing in a bit.


2 posted on 05/11/2013 3:25:14 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: thecodont

3 posted on 05/11/2013 3:26:11 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: thecodont

“Remember kids you don’t have a dissenting opinion,
you’re simply wrong.”


4 posted on 05/11/2013 3:29:36 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: thecodont

Hey Holder, thanks for admitting before a public forum what we already knew about you and your boss.


5 posted on 05/11/2013 3:32:52 PM PDT by CdMGuy
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To: thecodont

he still thinks the point is to prosecute these guys, they are illegal combatants, the purpose is to hold them and remove them from the battlefield.


6 posted on 05/11/2013 3:34:37 PM PDT by dila813
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To: thecodont

Remember Berkeley is in Sin Freak Sicko in Forn - Icate - I - Pornia.


7 posted on 05/11/2013 3:35:25 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: thecodont

There is almost nothing better than watching bat-crap-crazy leftoids eat their own.


8 posted on 05/11/2013 4:10:55 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Obama-Ville - Land of The Freebies, Home of the Enslaved)
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To: thecodont

Beserk-ly! They hate everyone.


9 posted on 05/11/2013 4:15:51 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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"Let me be clear, I carry Obama's water."



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10 posted on 05/11/2013 4:43:05 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: thecodont

I laughed at his telepromter....LOL.


11 posted on 05/11/2013 4:52:07 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: thecodont

Federal judges trying to horn in to the disposition of non-uniformed enemy combatants have been a pain in the butt since the days of the Barbary pirates.

At the time, the British navy had a policy that if one of its warships captured a pirate vessel and crew, they could be tried by the British Captain and his officers, and executed on the spot. Typically they would be hung aboard their own ship, that would then be set to slowly sink. There was no concern as to whether their pirate peers found the sinking ship before it sank, as the ship could not be saved.

However, US federal judges demanded that if the US Navy captured pirates, that at great inconvenience and expense the pirates were to be cared for and brought to the US to face criminal trial before being hung. A major nuisance caused by inflated judicial egos.

Fortunately, the US Navy quickly learned that when pirates had been captured, it was invariably in British waters, so they would have to be turned over to the British navy for disposition. The British were happy to oblige.

This became one of the first gentlemanly agreements between the United States Navy and the British navy, leading to many polite dinners, exchange of gifts and courtesies, and other friendly occasions.


12 posted on 05/11/2013 5:00:35 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: tet68

Has Holder ever been right?


13 posted on 05/11/2013 5:45:36 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: onyx

Let me be clear I carry Obama’s water, says Holder.

I think he drinks it too.


14 posted on 05/11/2013 5:47:51 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Iron Munro; thecodont
There is almost nothing better than watching bat-crap-crazy leftoids eat their own.

How true, how true. Doesn't 0mozlem say "let me be clear" or is that someone else? I hardly ever have watched 0moslem speak because I so hate vomiting.

15 posted on 05/11/2013 9:18:17 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

What a fascinating little bit of history.


16 posted on 05/11/2013 9:20:28 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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