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Do you agree with this? Or does it go against everything America was built on?

Posted by on Apr. 20, 2013 at 12:22 PM
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Should bomber suspect get a lawyer?

For now, the government is invoking the public safety exception, a designation that allows investigators to question Tsarnaev without reading him his Miranda rights, a Justice Department official told CNN on condition of anonymity.

In ordinary cases, a suspect is told by police he has the right to remain silent and he has the right to a lawyer.

But this is not an ordinary case, say U.S. Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham.

They urged that Tsarnaev be held as an "enemy combatant," a designation that allows a suspect to be questioned without a lawyer and without being informed of his Miranda rights.

"Now that the suspect is in custody, the last thing we should want is for him to remain silent. It is absolutely vital the suspect be questioned for intelligence gathering purposes," the senators said. "Under the law of war we can hold this suspect as a potential enemy combatant not entitled to Miranda warnings or the appointment of counsel."

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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Apr. 20, 2013 at 12:26 PM
I don't agree with this at all.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Apr. 20, 2013 at 12:27 PM
1 mom liked this
he is still just a suspect. innocent until proven guilty?
emandab
by Gold Member on Apr. 20, 2013 at 12:28 PM
1 mom liked this

I'm on the fence about situations like this frankly.

anotherhalf
by on Apr. 20, 2013 at 12:28 PM
5 moms liked this

I totally agree with this. It is a national security issue.

Momniscient
by Ruby Member on Apr. 20, 2013 at 12:29 PM
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Sigh. Did Timothy mc mcveigh get a lawyer?
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Apr. 20, 2013 at 12:29 PM
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I agree with it, he doesn't deserve a lawyer.

But I can promise, he isn't going to talk. They would have been better off just killing him.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Apr. 20, 2013 at 12:30 PM
I don't agree with this.
thenameshailie
by Ruby Member on Apr. 20, 2013 at 12:30 PM
7 moms liked this

No, I don't agree with this. I don't think he is guilty, but even if I did...why does he have no rights when every other murderer does? This is why people are so upset with him, because they think he assaulted and killed people. This happens everyday and maybe not with a bomb, but just like any other criminal he should have rights to a defense.

Allons-y
by Rose Tyler on Apr. 20, 2013 at 12:31 PM
Yes he did.


Quoting Momniscient:

Sigh. Did Timothy mc mcveigh get a lawyer?

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D.O.E.
by on Apr. 20, 2013 at 12:31 PM
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that poor kid.........he will be tortured and waterboarded

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