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April 21, 2013
Should Dzhokhar Tsarnaev be designated an enemy combatant?
Several Republican lawmakers believe the American citizen should be shipped off to Gitmo. Politico: Several Republican lawmakers are calling for the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings to be tried as an enemy combatant, rather than as an ordinary criminal. "It is clear the events we have seen over the past few days in Boston were an attempt to kill American citizens and terrorize a major American city," read a Saturday statement from Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), John McCain (R-Ariz.), Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) and Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.). "The accused perpetrators of these acts were not common criminals attempting to profit from a criminal enterprise, but terrorists trying to injure, maim, and kill innocent Americans. The suspect, based upon his actions, clearly is a good candidate for enemy combatant status. We do not want this suspect to remain silent." Their statement came after Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was taken into custody and sent to the hospital Friday...(Read Full Post)