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Thread #150394   Message #3506721
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
21-Apr-13 - 02:57 PM
Thread Name: BS: Explosions at Boston Marathon
Subject: RE: BS: Explosions at Boston Marathon
I can't imagine that when someone is capture after being shot in the head there can be any question of making a formal arrest with a "Miranda warning" while he is lying there unconscious.

As for the term "enemy combatant" which simultaneously excludes any rights as a civilian or as a soldier, has it ever been defined?
One puzzling thing about all this has been constant statement from the President and others about how it demonstrated that it was impossible to terrorize Americans, when it appears pretty evident that that was precisely what happened, with the whole city of Boston in lockdown for an extended period because of one man on the run.

That doesn't impy that it might have been a reasonable decision - though it's worth noting that it was only when the lockdown was lifted that the fugitive was found by a householder, not by the police.