Bombing questions linger

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Continuing questions surround the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings. One Islamist suspect is dead; his brother is in custody at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, under heavy guard and in serious medical condition because of wounds he has received. We want to know why this horrific incident happened.

We can charge this terrorist as an enemy combatant, which allows us to question him without regard to his Miranda rights, and without going through years of legal maneuvering through civilian courts. This would allow us to interrogate him at will, to dig into the reasoning behind his actions. Yet, the administration again wants to give him his rights, to go through years of litigation through our civil courts, and they are supported by the socialist progressive American Civil Liberties Union! Why does this president seem to continually lean toward denying “terrorist” actions against our country whenever radical Muslims are involved?

Did the victims of the bombings have their Miranda rights read to them? Did the police officers wounded and killed have their Miranda rights read to them? Was the ACLU there to ensure that they were all protected?

Why does this president not get it?

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Jon Lester
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Jon Lester 04/23/13 - 02:28 am
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Is it really constitutional to exempt anyone from due process?

We don't do it for La Cosa Nostra or La Eme, to name but two examples, and hundreds of al-Qaeda affiliates have been prosecuted in civilian courts in the past decade and some. It's not about what any suspect deserves, but about us being better. Dzhokar's life is as good as wasted, at this point, anyway.

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deestafford 04/23/13 - 04:47 am
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It is my understanding that if one is not read their Miranda

Rights that want they say cannot be used them in a court; therefore, question him in order to get all the intelligence we can from him which would have the purpose of saving American lives and anything he said would not be used against him at trial. There appears to be enough other evidence to convince him and put him to death without any testimony on his part.

The Constitution is not a suicide pact.

It is obvious that this administration and the left will do everything in their power to avoid having this reprehensible act to be recognized for what it is...Islamic terrorism. You will never see those two words joined and come out of the mouth of anyone associated with the Obama regime.

karradur
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karradur 04/23/13 - 06:21 am
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Whether you or I or anyone else likes it or not....

...Dzhokar Tsarnaev is an American citizen and is guaranteed certain rights by the Constitution.

The same Constitution that you would undoubtedly reference when it comes to something like gun ownership or interstate commerce.

This is America, not Saudi Arabia. People have the right to counsel, the right to a fair trial, and the right to a reasonable punishment.

Gary Ross
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Gary Ross 04/23/13 - 07:47 am
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If it quacks like a duck...

American citizen or not, terrorism should be dealt with in a different manor than a neighbor's tree falling on your house or an auto accident. We, as a civilized society, are too kind to criminals and too harsh on our own decent citizens. Why is it that criminals have more rights than victims? Is that really civilized? There is much evidence that the man who sits in the President's chair with his feet on the desk embraces Islam and terrorism, against the will of the people of this country. Let's not allow this act to cloud the facts of Benghazi and the 4 Americans who were murdered there!

soapy_725
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soapy_725 04/23/13 - 07:51 am
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We want to know why this horrific incident happened.
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What is it that you want to know? These two men followed the voice of evil intent. In their heart of hearts they wanted to kill innocent human beings. There motives are clear by the results. The results are the same as a drive by shooting". Inflict pain, suffering and death on other humans.

It could be an unfaithful BFF or BMF or drug competitors, or a gang initiation or just to know what it feels to take a human life.

Cable TV has f___d with your brain. They want you to know something other than what is obvious. They will create something that is not obvious. They have to SELL you something to justify their sick existence, ratings and salaries.

Evil humans kill innocent humans because they desire to kill innocent humans. They all need to receive their reward of their efforts. Death. Not glorification. When you give the ANIMALS more than they deserve, you are glorifying their actions.

Is there a political statement? Were they abused as children? Did they hate their mother? Did they wet the bed? They made a decision to commit an act of evil and should be punished with death. That will end their potential to every kill again.

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 04/23/13 - 08:23 am
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karradur, Anwar al-Awlaki,
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karradur, Anwar al-Awlaki, sure didn't get any due process.

karradur
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karradur 04/23/13 - 08:49 am
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@Humble Angela

You act like I agree with that decision.

nanowerx
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nanowerx 04/23/13 - 09:01 am
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Sorry, violating the Constitution is not on my list...

The fact that somebody is even questioning the validity of ignoring Constitutional rights is abhorrent. Laws we have dealing with trials and Miranda rights were created for a reason. when we start picking and choosing when these rights are guaranteed then you might as well move to North Korea and let them choose for you like they do with all of their citizens.

Regardless, whether his rights were read to him or not, he still gets those rights. Just because they aren't told to you doesn't mean that those rights are stripped, they are read as a reminder to keep your mouth shut unless you want your words used against you. I don't need the 2nd Amendment read to me when I go to buy a gun, I know my rights already. What Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his brother did was horrible, but like it or not, Dzhokhar was a certified, US citizen and gets all the rights we are afforded; hell, we even gave Saddam Hussein a trial and due process for god sakes!

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OJP 04/23/13 - 10:16 am
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I would expect this to be a non-partisan issue.

He's an American citizen and is due his constitutional rights. It's worrying enough knowing that the federal government has provided itself a constitutional work-around by labelling American citizens "enemy combatants"; I'd prefer not to see that authority expanded.

I think it's fair to say that there's plenty of evidence to convict. Let's demonstrate that we are a nation of laws and that we expect every citizen to be afforded his constitutional rights regardless of the nature of the crime.

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 04/23/13 - 10:46 am
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karradur....just pointing out
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karradur....just pointing out the hypocrisy of the current administration.

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 04/23/13 - 10:51 am
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"I think it's fair to say
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"I think it's fair to say that there's plenty of evidence to convict."

Absolutely...question the heck out of him...don't remind him of ANY of his rights. If he talks he talks. Even if he's classified an enemy combatant, you can't FORCE him to talk, so why not use due process.

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longleafpine 04/23/13 - 11:02 am
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Citizen?

He is a naturlized citizen. His citizenship can be revoked for such horrendous actions as this.

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 04/23/13 - 11:18 am
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True, longleafepine, but why
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True, longleafepine, but why revoke his citizenship when we can just revoke his life. What do you accomplish by revoking citizenship?

longleafpine
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longleafpine 04/23/13 - 11:36 am
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Angela

Then he's an enemy combatant. He loses his rights as a citizen. To me his acts are treason.

OJP
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OJP 04/23/13 - 11:59 am
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@longleafpine:

That just illustrates why due process is important and applying "enemy combatant" to U.S. citizens is alarming.

As alleged, he violated federal law. Let's see the evidence and punish him accordingly (if convicted). We have nothing to lose and everything to gain by respecting our own constitutional rights by respecting his.

I, for one, don't want the federal government to be able to slap "enemy combatant" on any U.S. citizen and get away with ignoring the U.S. Constitution as a result.

(Note: War is, of course, different. But if this qualifies as "war", we're all in trouble and the Constitution is meaningless.)

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dichotomy 04/23/13 - 12:28 pm
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"Dzhokar Tsarnaev is an

"Dzhokar Tsarnaev is an American citizen and is guaranteed certain rights by the Constitution."

He is a Naturalized Citizen for 7 months who obtained his citizenship under false pretenses and lied when he swore his allegiance to the United States and to uphold the Constitution. His should be stripped of his citizenship, sent to GTMO for interrogation as an enemy combatant, tried by a tribunal and executed.

karradur
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karradur 04/23/13 - 01:00 pm
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@dichotomy

I like your radical Islamist tactics. Very Mujahideen.

t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 04/23/13 - 01:14 pm
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Don't understand law, but I believe he should be execute ASAP

I try not to be ignorant, but I don't mind saying that I don't understand the laws between "enemy combatent" as opposed to "federal court". I don't understand why WE THE PEOPLE can not demand a speedy trial ?! There should be no question about the out come hopefully WILL be an execution.

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 04/23/13 - 01:17 pm
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Charging him as an enemy
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Charging him as an enemy combatant gains us nothing if the outcome of a guilty verdict is exactly the same.....and if you give due process, we still get to follow the Constitution....what a bargain.

Red Headed Step Child
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Red Headed Step Child 04/23/13 - 01:31 pm
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Miranda vs. enemy combatant

I have long since realized that there is rarely anything clear cut when it comes to the law - there are all sorts of legal maneuvers that are done all the time..this seems to be one of them. It's kind of a double edged sword - we shout for justice any way we can get it, then on the other hand we criticize the way it was done. What IF, somewhere down the road that same process is used not for good, but harm? It's a tough call to make.

@dichotomy - I like where your head's at - he (and other terorrists) should definitely punished - with the same mercy shown to the victims. I personally think once you make the choice to engage in terrorism, your rights go right out the window...

t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 04/23/13 - 01:36 pm
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Thanks HA

You are a world of knowledge. My question to all of you, "Which route of law would execution come the fastest ?!"

t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 04/23/13 - 01:47 pm
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Speaking of The Constitution

I thought The Constitution demanded a swift and speedy trial. If this is true, why do federal trails last soooooo long ?

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 04/23/13 - 01:47 pm
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That I don't know. It didn't
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That I don't know. It didn't take long for McVeigh to get the needle.

Red Headed Step Child
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Red Headed Step Child 04/23/13 - 01:50 pm
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Fastest execution

Would be for one of the responding police officers to fire one more bullet.... I don't know if I'd have the restraint those guys have!

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 04/23/13 - 01:50 pm
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True.....killed while trying
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True.....killed while trying to escape...............

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nocnoc 04/23/13 - 02:51 pm
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I posed a collections of questions the next morning

and was voted so far down I felt some felt I should be shaking hands with Satin himself.

While I may not have as many questions, many of my initial questions still linger.

Now other people are starting to see the same questions pop up or have other questions themselves.

t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 04/23/13 - 02:35 pm
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Thank you-all for the feed back

Just want to say thank-you for your feed-back. This is a good LTE today. Sometimes they have no ability to generate postings ! Gone for the day.

allhans
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allhans 04/23/13 - 03:06 pm
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We hear about all the cases

We hear about all the cases that have been tried in this manner but never hear what the stats are on prosecutions and/or sentencing. In other words: Where are they now?

Darby
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Darby 04/23/13 - 03:09 pm
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"Why does this president not get it?"

Maybe because he's president in name only. Sort of like the dog chasing the car, not knowing what he'd do with it if he caught it.

The guy is totally unqualified for the job, and drastically lacking in leadership skills of any kind.

But he does have that "Jimmy Carter" toothy smile.

allhans
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allhans 04/23/13 - 03:20 pm
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This guy will get off easy.

This guy will get off easy. My prediction. Obama execute a Muslim? Ha!

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