Originally Posted by RNR
This is how I feel although the mass murderers should be treated the same. When someone attacks innocent people they should not be afforded the same rights and treatment as other criminals IMO~
If the person is an American and committed their atrocities in America they should be afforded all rights that other criminals have.
Originally Posted by mlyonsd
And I agree. I'm just saying the definition is broader than just doing it for political motives.
I don't doubt for second the feds will have no problem using provisions of the Patriot Act trying to find the Boston perp, even though it doesn't fit your definition of terrorism.
Like what? A basic definition is "violent acts which are intended to create fear (terror); are perpetrated for a religious, political or, ideological goal; and deliberately target or disregard the safety of non-combatants"