In America, The Law Is King

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Dzhokhar “Shitstain” Tsarnaev


Breitbart:

Report: Federal Judge Overruled Investigators to Mirandize Boston Bomber

Reports indicate Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was mirandized by Federal Judge Marianne Bowler against the wishes of investigators who wanted to continue questioning the suspect.

As news has come out of Bowler’s actions on April 22, Republican lawmakers have pressed the DOJ to explain “why it didn’t make a stronger bid to resist the judge’s plans.”

These lawmakers include House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-MI), who said, “We have a longstanding tradition that the judiciary does not interfere with investigations. This sets a very dangerous precedent.”

DOJ spokesman Dean Boyd said that after the first “sealed charges” against Tsarnaev were filed with Judge Bowler on Sunday, April 21, it was clear “the hearing would be on Monday.” At that point, Boyd says, “The rules of criminal procedure require the court to inform the defendant of his right to silence.”

On Monday, April 22, Judge Bowler mirandized Tsarnaev in his hospital room. Officials say the bombing suspect stopped talking to investigators once he was read his Miranda rights.


Judge Marianne Bowler is my new shero. Appointed to the federal bench by GHW Bush, she is a walking, talking example of why judges need life tenure. She had to know her actions were gonna cause a shitstorm but she did it anyway.

Thomas Paine said “In America, the law is king”. That is something I agree with wholeheartedly. Civil rights are meaningless if they can be taken away whenever the government feels like it. Having a Bill of Rights means we have to tolerate big-mouthed jerks, occasional shootings, and criminals escaping justice due to legal technicalities. (Another term for “legal technicality” is “civil right”.)

What irks me the most is this whole kerfluffle was caused by the government seeking to evade the law as set forth in Miranda and its progeny. This was no “good faith” exception, it was a deliberate action taken in bad faith.

I want to see Dzhokhar Tsarnaev face justice. I hope he gets the death penalty. But I want everything done in full accordance with the law. If the Constitution will protect the rights of a little shitstain like Jahar, it will also protect the rights of all of us.


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16 Responses to In America, The Law Is King

  1. myiq2xu says:

    If they really think he knows something they could grant him immunity for anything he tells them.

    They should have more than enough to convict him without a confession.

  2. HELENK says:

    this is really conflicting for many people. We want to uphold the Constitution because we really believe in it. Many have fought and died to uphold it. In a calm moment yes we want the scum to have rights, so that everybody has rights.
    In the midst of horrible actions, sometimes we forget this and emotion says nail the sob with whatever means possible. do what it takes to make him talk.
    I do not envy criminal lawyers knowing that there is such a difference between the law and justice

  3. Lurker says:

    If they do not intend/plan to use what he says, against him. Does he need to be mirandized?

  4. SHV says:

    “I do not envy criminal lawyers knowing that there is such a difference between the law and justice”
    ********
    Give me the rule of law…75% of the people who were proven innocent by DNA were convicted largely by misconduct by the prosecution. (eye witness testimony was also high on the list of factors involved in sending innocent people to prison) I suspect that the prosecutors who withheld evidence, etc., rationalized their behavior because they were sure that the defendant was guilty and they were seeking “justice”.

  5. Karma says:

    How dare you be consistent with the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case, the Boston Bomber, and your democratic principles while Obama is in office. /s

    Here is hoping the next person in the WH doesn’t attempt to politicize every damn event. And genuinely tries to dampen the effort of others to do so.

    Obama lying/speaking to part of the country while taking shots at everyone else is tiresome and unproductive.

  6. votermom says:

    Judge Marianne Bowler is my new shero. Appointed to the federal bench by GHW Bush, she is a walking, talking example of why judges need life tenure. She had to know her actions were gonna cause a shitstorm but she did it anyway.

    Once the charges were filed, it became essential to follow the law.
    However, I’m reserving judgement on whether she was motivated by the wish to comply with the rule of law.
    Sorry, but I am just so cynical about the whole thing now.

  7. yttik says:

    I really believe the law has been followed in this case. And I think the law also allows the Feds to question him for nearly 30 days, the locals have about 48 hours. Mirandizing him simply means that everything from that point on can be used against you in a court.

    Also, he practically won the lottery by being taken into custody. Prior to that he was bleeding out with a lynch mob of several million Americans after him. Not to mention cops shooting at him. Once he was arrested he got medical care, a lawyer, a hearing, food, shelter, and protection from all the people that want to hang him from the nearest light pole. It’s a pretty humane system.

    • leslie says:

      Also, he practically won the lottery by being taken into custody. Prior to that he was bleeding out with a lynch mob of several million Americans after him. Not to mention cops shooting at him. Once he was arrested he got medical care, a lawyer, a hearing, food, shelter, and protection from all the people that want to hang him from the nearest light pole.

      Kind of like being a recipient of entitlements – just like the earlier years of his life in the US. (I’m not over this horror. Not by a long shot.)

  8. Propertius says:

    Well said, myiq. Well said, indeed.

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