Should we arrest the Boston Bomber?


Locutus
#1
That pretty little thing? Ya think?

State prosecutors have decided that they think it might possibly be a good idea to arrest the Boston Marathon bomber
 
petros
#2
He hasn't been arrested yet? WTF? Why only the cop? Shouldn't the others be included?
 
SLM
#3
He's already been arrested and charged federally. This was just to preserve the right for the state to try him later, assuming they did so just in case he was aquitted of federal charges. Seems a rather standard kind of thing to do, no?
 
petros
#4
It makes sense to do so but why just one murder charge?
 
Goober
#5
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

It makes sense to do so but why just one murder charge?

If the bombing trial fails to convict may be one reason.
 
petros
+1
#6  Top Rated Post
isn't he guilty as sin of the bombing?
 
tober
+1
#7
Quote: Originally Posted by SLM View Post

He's already been arrested and charged federally. This was just to preserve the right for the state to try him later, assuming they did so just in case he was aquitted of federal charges. Seems a rather standard kind of thing to do, no?

I don't see the problem? More time, effort and resources are being used writing about it than it cost. One secretary, an automatic document processing program and bango, done. Minimal steps to maintain jurisdiction are often necessary to acknowledge and work within the rules of due process that protect everybody.

Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

isn't he guilty as sin of the bombing?

It looks that way, but I wouldn't want to be tried by media where guilt might be determined by ratings. All anybody knows so far is what media tells us.
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
#8
He is arrested on federal charges. This is state charges. Since he was already in custody, there was no need to rush to make the arrest. Once they file the charges, there are limits as to what they can do from that point on. So by delaying, they can compile a better case.
 
coldstream
#9
I doubt the feds will give up custody. I'm sure they've dusted a cell out for him at the Fed Super Max in Florence Colorado.. the final stop for crimes deemed to have reached a certain level of infamy and having a political character to them. 23 hours a day in solitary.. no interaction with other inmates.. no view of the mountains.
 
tober
#10
Quote: Originally Posted by coldstream View Post

I doubt the feds will give up custody. I'm sure they've dusted a cell out for him at the Fed Super Max in Florence Colorado.. the final stop for crimes deemed to have reached a certain level of infamy and having a political character to them. 23 hours a day in solitary.. no interaction with other inmates.. no view of the mountains.

So much for the prohibition in the US constitution against cruel and unusual treatment, eh? Who needs liberal democracy when fascism can be so much more convenient. Besides, cruel and unusual treatment must feel so warm and cozy when you're the one dishing it out?
 
WLDB
+1
#11
Quote: Originally Posted by tober View Post

Besides, cruel and unusual treatment must feel so warm and cozy when you're the one dishing it out?

No doubt. Having that type of power tends to have that effect on people. Not all, but a lot.
 
spaminator
#12
Quote: Originally Posted by Locutus View Post

Should we arrest the Boston Bomber?

no. release him in boston and let Bostonians take care of him.
 

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