Should Boston Bombing Suspect Be Treated as Enemy Combatant? [POLL]
News has broken Monday that Boston Bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsnaraev will not be treated as an enemy combatant.
What does that mean? He will be tried through the U.S. civilian justice system, as would any other common criminal. GOP members of Congress have blasted the plan, saying charging Tsnaraev as a military-type of enemy combatant would allow more intelligence gathering. It could also result in more severe punishment.
According to White House sources, supposedly hundreds of terror suspects, including the Times Square bomber, have been tried and incarcerated via civilian courts. However, most of them were not responsible for deaths and excessive mayhem on U.S. soil.
What is your opinion? Do you believe he should be tried as essentially a war criminal, or through the civilian courts? Take our poll.