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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will be tried in civilian court, not military tribunal

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by BenPoquette, Apr 23, 2013.

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  1. BenPoquette

    BenPoquette Active Member

    If the feds are treating him like an enemy combatant, why are they going to try him in civilian court? I understand he is a naturalized citizen, but can't they revoke his citizenship for his behavior?
  2. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    They're not treating him like an enemy combatant.

    They delayed advising him of his Miranda rights for 48 hours or so under a national security exception.

    Unless he lied on his citizenship application, there are no grounds for revoking his citizenship.

    Maybe he should not have been given citizenship, but once given, it's not -- and shouldn't be -- easy to revoke, and he get the rights that come with it.
  3. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Why start a new thread about this?
  4. Uncle.Ruckus

    Uncle.Ruckus Guest

    Is this the Shit On Obama and Eric Holder thread?
  5. BenPoquette

    BenPoquette Active Member

    Not even close. I have no problem with how the Justice Department has handled this situation so far. They were dealt a very shitty hand and have done as well as could be expected.

    Yankee...isn't there a loyalty oath as part of the process of becoming a citizen? Could they look at his behavior as violating that loyalty oath?

    I started a new thread because this is not about the bombing, more about how the post-bombing decisions are being made.
  6. Committing any crime is a violation of that oath. Even speeding.
  7. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    He's a U.S. Citizen who committed crimes in the USA. What kind of enemy is he? Does everyone who gets in a shootout with cops become an enemy combatant?
  8. BenPoquette

    BenPoquette Active Member

    Yes, but you can't argue that speeding and bombing civilians should be looked at the same.
  9. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    More important question: What if he were innocent?

    I don't know what the policy is on revoking citizenship once granted/earned, but it seems like even if it were possible, it would have to happen after a trial and conviction/plea bargain, not before, right?
  10. BenPoquette

    BenPoquette Active Member

    Good point. How about making him take the oath again in court?
  11. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    The guy is a citizen. Period.
  12. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    But you'd still have to try him in civilian court, which seems to be the issue, right? Where he's tried?
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