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Published: Friday, April 26 2013 6:30 a.m. MDT

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patriot
Cedar Hills, UT

Thanks to Barack Obama and Eric Holder we will never know all the incredibly valuable intel that the younger brother terrorist could have provided us. Holder had his lawyers rush in and read this kid his rights and now the kid - who was starting to talk - has gone silent. There could have been and should have been at least a 3 week or so period to investigate whether or not this kid and his brother qualify as enemy combatants and during that 3 week period interrogation could have taken place with all sorts of intel divulged. You can't possibly know what international terrorist ties this kid may have or who financed his older brothers trip to Russia or who paid for all the cars they had - remember the older brother was on WELFARE so he had no money so where did all this money come from?? If the government wanted to eventually classify these two as common criminals then so be it but you must first have an investigation to determine that and Holder and Obama shut that entire process down. Barack wouldn't even condemn the the phrase 'jihad' in an interview yesterday. Go figure.

patriot
Cedar Hills, UT

let's ban guns - that will make us safer

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

1% of the US is Muslim.

And yet why are a significant percentage of terrorist attacks carried out by Muslims?

Certainly more than 1%

Nan BW
ELder, CO

Patriot has expressed the same sentiments I have. This is just pathetic that the older brother wasn't deported a long time ago. It is even more pathetic that we have leaders who want to sweep the Boston bombings under a Miranda rug.

Superfluous
Anaheim, CA

@patriot
I have to disagree. These laws are to protect EVERYBODY, not just this jerk.
You know as well as I, what happens when you give our law officials an inch.

If we gave in on this one, next month our "well intended" law officers could just
as easily have a completely innocent man held in custody, interrogated without counsel,
and no Miranda rights all because they SUSPECT him of "public endangerment".

We can't let that begin in this country. Terrorists would love destroying our principles more than our persons.

Besides, I think this 19 year-old is going to blab and blab even with counsel, in an attempt to justify what he did.

JoeBlow
Far East USA, SC

Supreme court ruling reads

"The person in custody must, prior to interrogation, be clearly informed that he/she has the right to remain silent, and that anything the person says will be used against that person in court;"

Why are so many support the constitution daily so quick to deny it when it is convenient.

I have no doubt that justice will prevail. And will do so if we follow the law and the constitution.

AZKID
Mapleton, UT

Having the suspect shut up after being read his "rights" after giving much useful information, should tell us something. It is time to throw away Miranda and bring sanity back to law enforcement. The so-called Miranda "rights" were largely created out of whole cloth by liberal judges. It is time for congress to get rid of Miranda (by constitutional amendment if necessary). Then to prevent abuse, just video tape everything police say and do with a suspect from the time of arrest onward. Let questions be asked, and answers be given, and watch the effectiveness of law enforcement skyrocket.

The Dixie Kid
Saint George, UT

"We don't know if we would have been able to stop the terrorists had they arrived here from Boston," Mayor Michael Bloomberg said. "We're just thankful that we didn't have to find out that answer."

Why would he say something like this? Doesn't that make it sound like his city is not safe? Or tempts other terrorists to try it.

m.g. scott
clearfield, UT

Re: Superfluous and Joe Blow.

That's why if he had been labled an "enemy combatant" which he could have been under the Patriot Act, then those rights would not have been in play. Any information that the Feds got from him during interrorgation would not have been allowed in the court for his trial. There was enough evidence already to convict him. What we need from this guy is who else they worked with, and what else does he know about American terrorist cells, ect. Do you guys realize that for the lack of gasoline in the stolen Mercedes, these two might have made it to NYC for their next attack? You can't treat terrorists as if they just robbed a 711 store. This is a whole different level of danger to the public. And it looks like Obama and Holder are trying to sweep something pretty big under the rug by this hasty action of lawyering up this guy.

George
New York, NY

@Chris B
once again the 22 terrorist that have attacked the US and claimed they did it in the name of islam also represent .0004 percent of the Muslim population in the US far less then 1 percent of muslims in the US so whats your point?

George
New York, NY

@nan
"It is even more pathetic that we have leaders who want to sweep the Boston bombings under a Miranda rug."

your right why let a little thing like our constitution get in the way?

@mg scott

I live in NY dont use us as an excuse to ignore the law.

Tolstoy
salt lake, UT

Ah, yes - the ever popular "The right to bear arms in the Second Amendment is absolute and God-given - all other rights, both enumerated and unenumerated, are given by the grace of those who whine the loudest and are subject to revocation on our say so!" argument.

The only part of the Constitution that is sacred is the Second Amendment!

The rest only applies to people Fox News likes and approves of!

Fifth Amendment: "No person ... shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law;...."

Dang those Founding Fathers! Limiting the power of the Government in that way!

worf
Mcallen, TX

True or false:

By 2016, the United States of America will have sustained more damage from a bad government, then all wars combined.

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