Looks like there’s no evidence against alleged “Dirty Bomb Suspect” Jose Padilla. According to the linked article, it looks like his worst crime might be thinking about possibly doing something like that at some unspecified time in the future, but nothing more. Nevertheless, this American citizen arrested on American soil by American police is being held indefinitely without trial because John Ashcroft says he should be. It’s one thing to argue that the people captured in Afghanistan should be held indefinitely without trial or charges, but an American citizen? Because we think he might be a suspect? As Tom Tomorrow says, “There was never much doubt that Charlie Manson was a mass murderer–he still got a damn trial.” This is scary stuff, folks.
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