Should Boston Bomber Be Tried In Military or Federal Court.

Military Court
91% (187 votes)
Federal Court
9% (19 votes)
Total votes: 206
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Federal Court.

They were US citizens, the crime was committed on US soil upon other US citizens.

They should not be tried as enemy combatants, because they're not. The danger behind doing this is the same as allowing drone attacks on the US.

Had they committed this act overseas, or sponsored by a paramilitary organization, or renounced their citizenship I would agree. I just don't see it here. I do applaud the Boston PD, MA State Police, and FBI. They did a great job during the manhunt.

MikeyA

Exactly....will see what we get..

"DTOM" {1776} " We The People" {1791}

Should be in a Mass State Court

What are you talking about its a Federal Crime..

"DTOM" {1776} " We The People" {1791}

Correct Mike.

Why is there any question?

Mad Jack
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Because many on the right are screaming about it. Lindsey Graham is pissed at the Obama administration for not declaring him an enemy combatant because we are “at war”. John Ashcroft is saying the same. Much of the right wing blogosphere is up in arms about this, demanding we torture him.

Go read the comment sections over at Townhall… crazy stuff.

My first attempt ended up in the wrong spot - I was trying to post a reply.

I haven't read Townhall in years.

At one time Townhall wasn't all that bad a read, but things change.

Mad Jack
Mad Jack's Shack

Not my cup of tea, conservative for sure, but it's always the comment section that brings out the crazy.

http://tinyurl.com/bvcv8g2

Makes sense, you appear much more likely to be a troller of the DailyKos comments section. Because in your mind there's absolutely nothing wrong about the hate and crazy that gets spewed on sites like that.

Congrats Sensor, you're a sanctimonious, whiny little bitch who should be hoisted by your own petard.

I was answering MJ's question, but if venting on me here keeps you from beating your kids some more, I'm glad I can be here for you and your family.

Looks like crazy eyes hates the constitution.

http://huff.to/1815TOD

12 for the military court trial on the voting booth. I wonder what their reasoning was..

"DTOM" {1776} " We The People" {1791}

DTOM I suspect it's because of confusion about terrorism.

Terrorism itself is not a crime, it's when a crime is committed with a political motive. The act itself is the crime, but adding political motivation to it makes it terrorism.

Now most see the terrorists at GITMO and assume all terrorists go there. Only Enemy Combatants go there. Now to be classified as an EC one must meet certain criteria. The Boston duo don't meet that criteria. Now they could be prosecuted under Federal law as traitors, I believe they meet the requirement as defined in the constitution.

The terrorists at GITMO barely meet the criteria for EC's. In fact, because they don't fight in uniform we would be justified as treating them as spies, the laws of war even allow for us to then summarily execute them in some cases. But we are a just nation and as such have expanded our definition of EC's for the GWOT.

The good thing about not classifying the Boston Bombers as EC's is that EC's actually rate more privileges than federal prisoners like religious services, confinement with like prisoners, access to the Red Cross, etc.

Besides, we can't put them in GITMO, the President is closing it. I'm serious. He set a deadline. I think it's coming up. Any day now. He doesn't even need approval from Congress to empty it.

MikeyA

Yes, some relate the connection out of uniform to the terrorist group abroad and that reading Miranda Rights would stop further informatiom from the Bomber. They have all the evidence they need. The key issue here is the Constitution, those who wish to title the Boston Bomber under the ememy combantant requirment are stepping on the Constitution period. If those government agencies would have did their job this would be less of an issue at this point. There is a bigger picture behind these two bombers and it has to do with a conspiracy. I.E. The Suadi National. and his 212-3b event as nothed by Glenn Beck.

"DTOM" {1776} " We The People" {1791}

There is a bigger picture behind these two bombers and it has to do with a conspiracy. I.E. The Suadi National. and his 212-3b event as nothed by Glenn Beck.

http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/2123b-beck-inadvertently-throws-wr...

You almost sounded sane for a few moments before you started talking about Beck’s conspiracy.

Also, you are no longer allowed to call out any misspelling I may have in posts.

Damn spell check,Yeah we all do it, misspell. Well it could of been Alex, Look personally I believe what Beck has on covered if it was BS then the Media wouldn't try and discredit it. Of course they have to cover it up, its right in line with Bengazi.

"DTOM" {1776} " We The People" {1791}

I haven't read Townhall in years.

At one time Townhall wasn't all that bad a read, but things change.

Mad Jack
Mad Jack's Shack