Times Square Attempted Bombing Suspect Arrested

The Times Square attempted bombing suspect arrested is Faisal Shahzad, a naturalized U.S citizen, who recently returned from a 5-month trip in Pakistan. I will post the AP story below, but I wanted to say something really quick. It will be very interesting to see how this plays out politically because already this morning Republican Senators McCain and King mocked the idea that Attorney General Eric Holder might read the suspect his Miranda rights or consider trying him in a civilian court, and called it a serious mistake to do so. The interesting thing that is happening though is that Glenn Beck this morning on Fox and Friends said,“He is a citizen of the United States, so I say we uphold the laws and the Constitution on citizens,” “If you are a citizen, you obey the law and follow the Constitution. [Shahzad] has all the rights under the Constitution.” Beck also added, “We don’t shred the Constitution when it is popular, we do the right thing.” So it will be very interesting to see how this debate plays out. I believe we should follow the rule of law at all times, but as you can see from earlier blog post on this site, the Obama administration tends not to do that.

AP reporting:

NEW YORK (AP) – A U.S. citizen who had recently returned from a five-month trip to his native Pakistan, where he had a wife, was arrested at a New York airport on charges that he drove a bomb-laden SUV meant to cause a fireball in Times Square, federal authorities said.

Faisal Shahzad was on board a Dubai-bound flight at Kennedy Airport when FBI agents and New York Police Department detectives took him into custody late Monday, law enforcement officials said. One official said he claimed to have acted alone.

U.S. authorities “will not rest until we have brought everyone responsible to justice,” Attorney Eric Holder said early Tuesday, suggesting additional suspects are being sought.

Shahzad, 30, is a naturalized U.S. citizen and had recently returned from a five-month trip to Pakistan, where he had a wife, according to law enforcement officials who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the investigation into the failed car bombing.

Full article here.

Published in: on May 4, 2010 at 1:12 pm  Leave a Comment  

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