Signe Wilkinson by Signe Wilkinson

Signe Wilkinson

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  1. Peabody-Martini

    Peabody-Martini said, over 1 year ago

    There is no Department of Precrime. Under the law you cannot arrest someone for something they might someday do.

  2. Ottodesu

    Ottodesu GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Peabody-Martini

    Correct.
    I believe that he was placed under suspicion for no other reason than his ethnicity. (Russians are scared of all Chechens.)
    Without being certain of the facts, it could be posited that the discrimination he experienced may well have tipped him over the edge.
    (And no, I am in no way excusing or defending him.)

  3. omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    omQ Release the Desaparecidos said, over 1 year ago

    Signe: I’m a little confused; what are you asking for? Better questioning techniques? What if the FBI’s interrogation/interview with the bloke yielded nothing?
    I’m not sure what you want to hang on your FBI. You either complain of your liberties being trampled on and that they invade your privacy, or they didn’t do enough trampling or privacy invading.

  4. cdward

    cdward said, over 1 year ago

    This strip does seem confused. There’s no reason to assume the older brother was radicalized before the interrogation – so it would have yielded nothing. And torture almost never yields useful intelligence. It just makes us a lot more like the terrorists.

  5. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, over 1 year ago

    Miranda vs. Arizona, 1966. “You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to have a lawyer present during questioning, and if you can’t afford one and so desire, one will be appointed for you by the Commonwealth (or State).”

  6. jonesb

    jonesb said, over 1 year ago

    The FBI has had contact with virtually every terror suspect, including several tips on the 9-11 bombers. They even have tape of the first WTC bomb being built, taken by their “inside man” and they still let it happen. These may not be false flag in the sense that the FBI is setting them up. But, it looks more and more like the FBI has purposely let them happen. Who wouldn’t keep an eye on #1 after Russia pointed him out, anybody would except our FBI.

  7. Dypak

    Dypak GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Today’s strip is ignorant and insulting. We have a strong nation based on a system of laws. No one is going to walk off, free as a bird, simply because we followed our own laws. If you want to live in a police state move to China or Russia.

  8. edinbaltimore

    edinbaltimore GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    I think Dypak is confused. No one will walk off? Happens all the time BECAUSE we follow our own laws. We are not like the dictatorships and theocracies of the world, where suspicion gets you put in jail or killed or both.

  9. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 1 year ago

    @ScottPM

    Scott, you forget that there’s a first amendment. It’s easy to find. Right in front of the second amendment.

  10. Mr. Ngn33r

    Mr. Ngn33r GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    Privacy invaded, rights trampled – or NOT … the only possibilities – or a false dichotomy, postulated to fit your argument?

  11. Dr Lou

    Dr Lou GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    You know, if we arrested or otherwise took out each twit who threatens the US government, there would be a huge proportion of so called right wing activists not to mention a number of GOP politicians who would never be released into civil society

  12. SpicyNacho

    SpicyNacho GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @edinbaltimore

    Yeah edinbaltimore, in this country our dictator puts you in jail for a movie trailer they don’t like.

  13. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    “You either complain of your liberties being trampled on and that they invade your privacy, or they didn’t do enough trampling or privacy invading.”


    You are right on the money. As well, it usually depends on whether there is some catastrophic event involved. Too often Americans first reaction is for the government to implement some new law or regulation that appears (in theory) to remedy the problem. Matt Bors drew a good strip on this point a few days ago.


    http://www.gocomics.com/matt-bors/2013/04/17

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    @David

    Even if torture were effective it has been illegal in this country for over 100 years. But when your govt ignores laws when will they turn that on us next?

  15. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    This comic today is so wrong and full of bull shinola by its wrong implications. And the State Department kept in contact with the Russians on this too.
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    Also don’t forget all those fake terrorists the FBI found, trained, paid, promised, armed and set up for the fall.

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