Pacowy wrote:What do you see as the loose ends and inconsistencies?
There are so many, but the largest one is no reading of Miranda rights. With that, seeing that Dzhokhar is a citizen of the USA, and that as such he should have all of the rights of a citizen, I hope this does not mean that at some juncture the Supreme Court will free him, regardless of what he says to the interrogators, or what any jury subsequently decides. I do however hope that all evidence collected post his arrest and before he is read his rights is declared ineligible for presentation to the jury, and that as the jury is being seated they are asked if they heard any of his pre Miranda confessions, etc... (with this leading to their immediate dismissal from jury duty if they admit that they have heard of such).
Others include warrantless door to door searches at gunpoint, where the home dwellers were themselves treated as if they were all terrorists.
And that brings up another issue. Since everyone and their brother at the political level and in the press, etc... has labeled Dzhokhar a terrorist, but no jury has actually decided whether or not he actually is, how on earth can he ever expect to be granted a fair trial? Did the Columbine or Newtown murders get tagged officially as terrorists, and if not, then why not?