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1,072 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 16 years ago by kyry

Should suspected terrorists be granted the same basic rights as those accused of other crimes?


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16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 9/13/04 - 11:35:25 AM EST (GMT-5)
Of course, otherwise it breaks the principal of innocence until proven guilty.
16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 9/13/04 - 11:50:46 AM EST (GMT-5)
No. They don't deserve it. They need to be taken out and shot. It might sound harsh but then there actions are worse. Generally, terrorist kill a large number of people not just one or two at a time. Look at 9/11, should them terrorist that helped plan that get away with it.
16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 9/13/04 - 11:53:36 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah, otherwise they're martyrs and have accomplished their purpose. I wouldn't give them such satisfaction.
16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 9/13/04 - 12:15:41 PM EST (GMT-5)
No they should have no rights..
16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 9/13/04 - 12:47:05 PM EST (GMT-5)
Suspects are just that, suspects.

Under the US constitution, they are granted the same rights as suspects of any crime.

Pinhead, errr, jarhead, you are the typical dipsh*t who only loves the constitution when it benefits you. How can a person who supposedly fought in the US military have a point of view like yours? Last I checked, a person was innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Jar, idiots like you are the reason so much of the world hates the United States.

16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 9/13/04 - 12:50:27 PM EST (GMT-5)
yes
16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 9/13/04 - 1:05:26 PM EST (GMT-5)
Thank you, adam, for pointing out the word suspects.
16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 9/13/04 - 3:41:06 PM EST (GMT-5)
Of course they should be given the same rights as others. I dont understand the death penalty. Why just give the person the easy way out? Id rather they rot in a jail cell for the rest of their lives. Most of us feel that way up here, lol reason we dont have the penalty.
16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 9/13/04 - 4:12:13 PM EST (GMT-5)
No!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 9/13/04 - 5:27:05 PM EST (GMT-5)
yes, "innocent until proven guilty" still applies.. it's constitutional
16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 9/13/04 - 7:08:11 PM EST (GMT-5)
they are in america. they are treated as americans. they have the same rights as the rest of us, and they might not have done anything, they are only suspected.
16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 9/13/04 - 7:37:39 PM EST (GMT-5)
Hells yeah. A person is a person whether they're good or bad. In the US, the Consititution is the law of the land
16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 9/13/04 - 8:10:12 PM EST (GMT-5)
they should have food and shelter but I can understand police who 'just know something' wanting an extra 24 hours or so before being forced to charge or release someone.

They must see a lot of stuff and could be allowing a wily, known terrorist to go about his mission for want of a better court case.

16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 9/13/04 - 8:16:20 PM EST (GMT-5)
Jarhead. I assume you'd take the same stance as Jack Ruby? They are only 'suspected of terrorism' at this stage. SUSPECTED! You'd still take them out and shoot them then?

Even if they are found guilty they deserve the same treatment as other criminals. Otherwise, how can the rest of us place ourselves in a position of judgement?

16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 9/22/04 - 7:41:20 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yes, is the correct response.
16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 9/22/04 - 9:48:11 PM EST (GMT-5)
It is their constitutional right.
16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Thursday 9/23/04 - 11:38:01 PM EST (GMT-5)
you can't treat them any different.
what if they are innocent?
key word SUSPECTED
16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Thursday 9/23/04 - 11:39:41 PM EST (GMT-5)
"It is their constitutional right."

Not if they are not an American citizen. I dont know if they should be given "rights" - but the process should embody Americas core values regarding the justice system.

16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Thursday 9/23/04 - 11:41:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
actaully, adam, "jarhead" didnt even pass basic.
16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Thursday 9/23/04 - 11:44:35 PM EST (GMT-5)
What's your definition of "basic"?

I don't advocate cruelty or humiliation, but my definition of basic is just that: Food, water, and sanitary shelter. Also, I believe we should make a distinction between U.S. citizens who are terrorists and non-U.S. citizen terrorists. Not because I think the former is better, but because they are worse. Just my two cents.

16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Friday 9/24/04 - 12:13:34 AM EST (GMT-5)
Actually, ssdss, it is:

"nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws."

16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Friday 9/24/04 - 12:14:26 AM EST (GMT-5)
The 14th amendment makes specific reference to citizens before this point, but then goes on to talk about the rights of all persons in the US legal system.
16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Friday 9/24/04 - 12:17:41 AM EST (GMT-5)
Of course. It's unbelievable that so many people have ignored the word "suspected" in the question.
16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Friday 9/24/04 - 12:19:23 AM EST (GMT-5)
But, detainees from lets say Iraq who are held at Gitmo - are never part of the U.S. legal system. They are never on American Soil. Plus this issue is similar to the debate of whether or not the Geneva Convention applies to detainees. If the Geneva Convention does not apply, then certainly our laws would not apply.
16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Saturday 9/25/04 - 11:32:46 AM EST (GMT-5)
SUSPECTED terrorist should absolutely be given the same rights if not then anyone could become suspect and we have another witch hunt on our hands

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