The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
So, Canada’s most infamous convicted terrorist has been moved to a jail in Edmonton, because the other inmates at Millhaven (just west of Kingston), offered to kill him. Not for any political reasons, not because he is a Sharia supremacist, not because he is a war criminal, not because he murdered a medic who was trying to save Omar Khadr’s life – but because he’s such a jerk, even the other inmates cannot stand him.
‘Khadr was flown to the Edmonton Institution Tuesday, potentially ending a situation in which he had been deprived of prison programming that complicated efforts to seek parole, his lawyer Dennis Edney confirmed.
“Hopefully, this is a positive step in his long journey to freedom,” the Edmonton-based Edney said.’
Yeah, we all hope he’ll move right next door to us and pop over to sing Kumbaya with our kids every now and then…
With the failure of British and US police forces to protect their citizenry against Islamists with known terrorist tendencies, let’s show the world that the rule of law has not yet broken down in Canada.
Omar Khadr took up arms against forces engaged in a UN sanctioned war, forces which were direct allies of Canada. That, under Canadian laws, constitutes treason.
Let’s apply the law to Omar Khadr just like we would to any other Canadian, without prejudice on any grounds, and charge him with treason.
For a just society to exist, the laws must be applied to everyone equally – even Omar Khadr!
I am not well versed in legal matters, much less US ones. So, I found it baffling that it is permissible for US authorities to interrogate Dzhokar Tsarnaev without having first ‘Mirandized’ him.
A nephew of mine who was up last weekend from the US for the funeral of our aunt tried to explain to me both the legality and the logistics behind it. Because of the family obligations the past weekend, I could not really track this down right away, but my nephew did point me in the right direction. (Thanks, PJ!)
It seems that it boils down to this: a person can be arrested and interrogated without having been ‘Mirandized’ and it is perfectly legal – it’s just that what the person says cannot be used against him/her in the court of law. Here is an excellent legal analysis of this very topic. (Via Popehat)
‘… But recall that under (1), the government is still free to question Tsarnaev outside Miranda as long as the government accepts the uncertainty of whether those statements would be admissible in a criminal case against him. Assuming that the evidence against Tsarnaev’s many different crimes over the last week is likely to be overwhelming, agents may not need any statements from him for a criminal case…’
So, what else can you get arrested for in the USA these days?
Well, you can also be suspended from school for wrestling down an armed gunman who threatened to shoot a student on a school bus…and here are 19 other things that got kids arrested at school.
This is not proper policing…
UPDATE: some of the links in ’19 other things that got kids arrested’ are broken. I’ve hunted around the net and found better/alternate links to some of the ones broken in the linked post:
and, also, getting an undercover narc to bully – and then arrest – autistic student for selling sugar packets…
If you find more broken links, please, let me know and I’ll search for an alternate link to the original article. This is too important to ignore!!!
I’m offended by not applying the rule of law equally to each and every citizen.
I’m offended by all claims that religious laws are above human laws.
I’m offended by adult human beings taking pride in believing things that they have no evidence for.
I’m offended by people claiming that a person can be both religious and moral.
I’m offended by people thinking it’s their right to intellectually cripple their children by brainwashing them into the religion of the parents’ choice…