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  •  Presumption of innocence applies in court (1+ / 0-)
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    elmo

    and in custody before being taken to court, but not to murder, carjacking, or major firefight when in progress, and being pursued by every kind of law enforcement available, when you are trying to convince them to surrender to police.

    The FBI correctly called them suspects. The police being shot at didn't at that moment. Their uncle is entitled to say what he thinks, and is under no obligation to conform to the requirements placed on officers of the law.

    The basic rule of language is, "It depends."

    Ceterem censeo, gerrymandra delenda est

    by Mokurai on Sun Apr 21, 2013 at 01:52:12 AM PDT

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    •  Oy vey. I was snarking at the DKos user 'Elmo' (0+ / 0-)

      about his hypothetical relations with his family, not stating some general legal or philosophical principle. But since you decided to go there, I would hope that when the media besieges my family about accusations involving me, my family doesn't turn around and call me a "Loser.' How about you? Willing to have your family toss you under the bus?

      •  You would prefer that your family members (0+ / 0-)

        spin fantastic conspiracy theories, like some of the family members of the Marathon bombers?

        •  notice that the only family members spinning (0+ / 0-)

          don't live here in America. They aren't subjected to the same media coverage. And if you've ever hung out with some older Russians, they can be kinda paranoid. For good reasons.

          When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.-Mark Twain

          by Havoth on Sun Apr 21, 2013 at 11:52:22 AM PDT

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