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(NT) zacarias found guilty /gets life

by tomron / May 3, 2006 6:36 AM PDT
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OK, here's what I don't get
by Josh K / May 3, 2006 6:46 AM PDT

If, as this Administration keeps saying, this is a war and should not be treated as a law enforcement matter, why was he on trial in a civilian court? Why no military tribunal?

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(NT) (NT) idiot lives id hung him
by Mark5019 / May 3, 2006 6:50 AM PDT
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Transparency, so the public
by dirtyrich / May 3, 2006 6:54 AM PDT

can see the evidence that is used against him. He's put on display to represent the whole terrorist movement... allowing the public some closure on 9/11.

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Boy, would that have backfired....
by Josh K / May 3, 2006 7:47 AM PDT

....if he'd been found Not Guilty by reason of insanity.

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yep. I think he was declared sane in the first phase
by Dragon / May 3, 2006 9:30 AM PDT

But I would agree it would be better to be in a military tribunal. It would go faster and we woulnd't spend millions of dollars on it. I disagree with the "give the people closure" argument.

Aside from that, I am opposed to the death penalty on because of insane cost, alone. With that money we could build more prisons if we need them.

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If the government wants to give the People closure.....
by Josh K / May 3, 2006 12:38 PM PDT

.....they can do it by capturing bin Laden.

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Not like they haven't been doing everything to
by dirtyrich / May 3, 2006 1:17 PM PDT

make that happen for the past 5 years...

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Not necessarily...
by dirtyrich / May 3, 2006 11:05 AM PDT

if played correctly in the media... could be used to discredit remaining terrorist leaders.
Although, that's assuming the media would be willing to work with the government to save lives... something that hasn't always been a high priority.

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Because he was in custody BEFORE 911
by dawillie / May 3, 2006 2:23 PM PDT

and all subsequent laws do not apply.

unlesss the lawmakers had some sort of information that he would be charged 5+ y after the fact and had made the law retroctive.

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(NT) (NT) He said "America lost" then clapped his hands
by tomron / May 3, 2006 8:58 AM PDT
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by Bill Osler / May 3, 2006 11:06 AM PDT

I do support the death penalty, but not in this case. He is obviously 'as nutty as a fruitcake' so there is no special virtue (or justice) in executing him. Furthermore, the execution would just give the terrorists one more martyr.

FWIW I would suggest that a more appropriate sentence would be life at hard labor working on a pig farm. No martyrdom, no 72 virgins and plenty of work with an unclean animal.

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I like your idea........
by Glenda / May 3, 2006 1:19 PM PDT
In reply to: Good!

I think that would be a fitting punishment! I believe most prisons do have pig farms Devil

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