Rule number one for any serious crime scene or investigation is to gather all the evidence and all testimony first, before being able to establish criminal charges, let alone deliver any meaningful verdict.
In an extraordinary executive intervention, the President of the United States has weighed in on the Boston Bombing case – already delivering a guilty verdict for the Tsarnaev brothers.
Barack Obama informed the nation this weekend, “Whatever hateful agenda drove these men to such heinous acts will not, cannot, prevail. Whatever they thought they could achieve, they’ve already failed.”
The President added to this conclusion,“Why did young men who grew up and studied here as part of our communities and our country resort to such violence?”
Why is there such an incessant rush by the White House to quickly draw a line under this case? Does the President know something yet to be discovered by CSI investigators and witness interviewers in this case?
One reason could be the ever-growing list of unanswered questions and evidence yet to be addressed by either the FBI and law enforcement in charge of this case.
Dzhokhar still only a suspect
Granted, a trial in the media is almost expected these days in America, but are we being asked to give up the expectation that the business of determining guilt should be within the jurisdiction of CSI teams, police detectives and the courts – and not within the scope of any politician’s remit? Is it the President’s role to play judge in such matters?
Despite all the patriotic rhetoric, political hype and media fanfare endured over this last week, the fundamental problem with such conclusive statements by the executive branch – is that suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is only that – a suspect, and no actual or real forensic, or evidence has been produced to prove that either him, or his deceased older brother were the actual bombers…
And the Republican choir chimes in:
Seen by some as the poster children for new Senate ‘term limits’, Sens. Lindsey Graham and John McCain are warning against trying the surviving Boston bombing suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, in a court of law, claiming he should be held as an “enemy combatant” instead. They were joined in their call by Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH)…