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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Rep. Peter King of the House Homeland Security Committee wants military trial for bomber

Since this guy had the freakin' bomb in his underwear, I'm going to stop calling him an "alleged" Bomber and just the bomber. From the AP:

The leading Republican on the House Homeland Security Committee says the Nigerian man accused of attacking an airliner as it approached Detroit should be tried by a military tribunal rather than a civilian court...Rep. Peter King of New York said Tuesday it will be more difficult for authorities to get useful information from the suspect if he is given the legal rights afforded to defendants in civilian courts, including the right to a lawyer...The suspect, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, has been charged in federal court with trying to detonate the device as the plane approached Detroit last Friday. The device burst into flames instead, according to authorities, and he was subdued by passengers.

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1 comment:

Clairese Lippincott said...

Something that those frothing-at-the-mouth, crazy for vengeance Republicans need to think about is how just a few years ago, conservatives were worried that the Clintonistas would ignore our Constitution and abuse federal power to stop anti-abortion activists and members of the Christian Coalition.

Resist the temptation of handing ever greater, extra-constitutional power to the federal government.

That slime mold from Nigeria will get punished; and punished plenty for his attempted murder.

We don't need to surrender our Constitution for the want of vengeance, not now, or ever.

When it comes to preserving our liberty, good Democrats and Republicans must work together.