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Thursday, July 22, 2004

drawing conclusions on terror

i’m going to come back to this – it’s been waiting for me to get into full-on rant mode before i hammer it out – but i want to get this quote in here now. this guy needs to be on the record.

U.S. links 35 arrests in Iowa to terror [des moines register, july 18, 2004]

” ‘Bona fide’ terrorism is a matter of semantics,” said Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard Murphy, who heads the criminal division of the U.S. attorney’s office in Cedar Rapids. “I don’t think you can draw conclusions based on what a person is convicted of.”

maybe i’m old-fashioned and don’t get this whole post-9/11 prosecutorial environment, but i was under the impression that the whole point of convicting someone was to draw conclusions.

posted by roj at 2:18 pm