Where Is The Arrest Warrant And Evidence That He Did Anything? Deeply DisturbingSubmitted by MaxK on Fri, 04/19/2013 - 23:12
Part of the deep problem this country has is a complete lack of knowledge of the basics of our rights and court system. People aren't taught it in schools anymore on purpose, and are completely ignorant of what their basic rights are. Witness the answer to the following question.
"Since when does law enforcement have to prove guilt to the public? Isn't that the job of the courts?"
They need at least SOME evidence to go to a judge and get an arrest warrant.
Due process wasn't followed.
You can only arrest someone if you are following them after seeing a crime committed. Otherwise, you go to a judge, state the evidence that makes it seem likely the person committed a crime, and get an arrest warrant.
I have seen no newspaper account of arrest warrants issued or what information was given to a judge to lead him to believe there was a sufficient cause for an arrest warrant should be issued. The fact that they've been calling them suspects the whole time means there wasn't any evidence to get an arrest warrant, because they were called suspects.
Suspects are people you want to question, but you don't know enough to get an arrest warrant yet. YOU DO NOT USUALLY SHOOT AT SUSPECTS. These guys immediately started shooting. Without enough evidence to get an arrest warrant.
This is why he is now suddenly "an enemy combatant". There is no evidence, and no arrest warrant. Due process wasn't followed from the get go. So call them enemy combatant and claim you don't need an arrest warrant. This is the real reason, not "reading them their Miranda rights", which is pretty much small nonsense. They didn't have enough evidence to even convince a judge that they were anything but suspects.