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Mon Apr 22, 2013, 01:22 PM

WH he will not be tried as enemy combatant

BOSTON -- The White House said Monday that the surviving Boston bombing suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, would not be tried as an enemy combatant but would be prosecuted as a terrorist under civilian law.
White House spokesman Jay Carney's statement appeared to resolve several days of questions about what Tsarnaev's legal status would be. Carney cited a number of successful prosecutions in U.S. courts of terrorism suspects.
Seven days after the Boston Marathon bombings, the city was bustling Monday, with runners hitting the pavement, children walking to school and enough cars clogging the streets to make the morning commute feel almost back to normal in the hours before the traumatic week would be marked with mournful silence.
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has asked residents to observe a moment of silence at 2:50 p.m. Monday, the time the first of the two bombs exploded near the finish line. Bells will toll across the city and state after the minute-long tribute to the victims.

http://www.mercurynews.com/nation-world/ci_23079972/boston-bustling-week-after-bombing-moment-silence-at


Thank you Obama

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Reply WH he will not be tried as enemy combatant (Original post)
Ichingcarpenter Apr 2013 OP
byeya Apr 2013 #1
Ichingcarpenter Apr 2013 #2
TwilightGardener Apr 2013 #3
MissB Apr 2013 #4
TwilightGardener Apr 2013 #5

Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Mon Apr 22, 2013, 01:24 PM

1. I am hoping he will also be tried under state and local laws, preferably first in that(those?)

 

venues.

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Response to byeya (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 22, 2013, 01:28 PM

2. Agreed

Republicans lose again.

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Response to byeya (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 22, 2013, 01:35 PM

3. Thought I read somewhere that bombings and terror pretty much make it a federal case?

So I think he will be in federal court, and then federal prison.

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Response to TwilightGardener (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 22, 2013, 01:36 PM

4. I think you are right.

Good move by the Obama admin.

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Response to MissB (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 22, 2013, 01:40 PM

5. Yes--I don't think there's any good reason to make this guy an "enemy combatant", he'll

face justice the way he's supposed to, with no hinky unconstitutional BS.

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