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  •  You make a good point, but a different one (0+ / 0-)

    If we had, what is turning out to be a "radical muslim" as the culprit in an attack in a traditional Red State, there would be a lot of tough talk about bringing him to 'justice'. That justice would likely involve a mob or 'special handling' of the case..

    My point is that we are a pretty liberal state, we got grief for our participation from the 'police state' crowd, and now noise because we are pursuing him under civilian laws, not special military ones.

    That is entirely separate from your point, which is that State Prosecutors are out of control. That the metric used to rate performance in that job is "heads on a belt". For that, I agree with you 100%

    Aaron Swartz ran headlong into the 'copyright' machine. DA Ortiz went looking for a head, his was just the next one up.

    My point was about our standard law 'working' rather than taking 2nd Amendment options. Most of the country probably doesn't see it, but Boston is a mix of earthy-crunchy hippies and razorblades in the shoes corporate. At lunchtime they eat in the same places.

    I think a lot of the country writes off Boston as just being 'liberal' without thinking about liberal "how".

    The Dropkick Murphy's come from here. Listen to THOSE lyrics. THAT message.  Family, fraternity, faith & fists. I'm glad it happened here, so 1) it didn't happen to someone else, and 2) the opportunity to show our 'southern' bretheren that we are not wimps, we aren't 'sympathizers', and that our society works just FINE thank you.

    I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just and that his justice cannot sleep forever. - Thomas Jefferson

    by MightyMoose on Tue Apr 23, 2013 at 07:50:23 AM PDT

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    •  unless i'm missing something (0+ / 0-)

      the people prosecuting the bomber are feds, not MA state prosecutors. that has more to do with the obama administration's desire to shift the paradigm of how we prosecute terrorist attacks from the bush admin than it does with massachusetts being a blue state. if ortiz thought it would help her political career, and the obama admin wasn't calling the shots, i'm sure she'd be happy to give tsarnaev the "red state" treatment.

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