Oasis11- If a citizen is charged with a crime they have a civil liberation right not to speak to the police until they have spoken to an attorney.
This is also caused a lot of controversy with respect to the 911 conspirators and other terrorist held in Guantanamo Bay Cuba.
The first of these trials afforded the terrorist the same civil liberties that are given only to American citizens.
Since these are considered enemy combatants they do not have these civil liberties that Eric Holder has offered them.
This has angered the American public and has put our country at risk. As a result, the first trail resulted in only one guilty verdict, while the remaining counts were not guilty.
This is because a lot of real evidence was not allowed to be presented to the jury because this terrorist was given the same rights as a citizen and received a regular trial.
Prisoners of war and enemy combatants are supposed to receive a military tribunal that is offshore and is usually held in Cuba. These people should not have civil liberties because they are not citizens of the United States.