posted on Nov, 25 2009 @ 04:11 PM
Sen. Conrad Suggests That People Who Don’t Believe in Civilian Trials for Terrorists Should Leave America and ‘Go Somewhere Else’ .
On Capitol Hill on Nov. 19, CNSNews.com asked Conrad: “We’re going to have a civilian trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. If our troops--the evidence
against him is going to be found in Afghanistan, there on the battlefield--if our troops need to enter a house and they think that there’s evidence
there, should they have to establish probable cause and get a search warrant from a judge first?”
CNSNews.com: “[Yes], in a civilian trial. If I was on trial or you were on trial, that would have to be [done].”
Conrad responded, “We have tried terrorists in our courts and done so very successfully in the past and that is our system. So if people don’t
believe in our system, maybe they ought to go somewhere else. I believe in America.”
The Fourth Amendment, which protects all defendants in civilian courts, prohibits the government from searching or seizing evidence without first
establishing probable cause and obtaining a warrant--based on that probable cause--from a judge.
Conrad said: “You’re not being serious about these questions, are you?”
The Fourth Amendment reads: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and
seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing
the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”
(For the Audio)