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Thread #150394 Message #3506669
Posted By: dick greenhaus
21-Apr-13 - 01:30 PM
Thread Name: BS: Explosions at Boston Marathon
Subject: RE: BS: Explosions at Boston Marathon
One of the more interesting --and troubling---aspect of this ghastly affair id the eagerness of some authorities (notable McCain) to insist on ignoring the constitutional rights of the accused younger brother (a US citizen). No Miranda warning. No presumption of innocence. An insistence that he be treated, not as an accused criminal, but as a "enemy combatant" in some undeclared war.
The idea that it's necessary to ignore the Constitution in order to protect it is, to me, a very scary one.