People hold a moment of silence near the Boston Marathon finish line on one week anniversary of the bombings on April 22 in Medford, Mass.
(Getty Images / April 22, 2013)
The arrest of a Dzhokhar Tsarnaev following an intense manhunt that shut down Boston and surrounding areas on Friday generated a debate over whether the suspect should be treated like most other criminal defendants. Many called for authorities to label Tsarnaev an enemy combatant, which would affect his rights. What do you think? Should the justice system treat Tsarnaev as it would other U.S. citizens? Or should his rights have been curtailed because of his suspected involvement in a terrorist plot? Talk about it!
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CBS News, April 20
Can Tsarnaev be ruled an “enemy combatant”?
Reuters, April 21
The "Enemy Combatant" Travesty
Slate, April 19
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