Arrest the Grandma!

So some Hispanic guy with signs of retardation gets charged but the grandma who set up the marriage and hovered over the entire conspiracy start to finish plus was cozy with Anwar al-Awlaki doesnt? What sense is this making?

7 thoughts on “Arrest the Grandma!”

  1. Arrest Grandma for what? Overseeing arranged marriages isn’t against the law in the U.S. If you’ve seen any articles indicating that she had prior knowledge of the terrorist plans (which would be a crime), please provide a link.

    Plotting terrorist activities and buying weapons and explosives with the knowledge that they’ll be used to commit terrorism are serious crimes. (That’s what “some Hispanic guy” is explicitly charged with.)

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  2. So some Hispanic guy with signs of retardation gets charged</i?
    How do you spell “patsy”? What signs of retardation did you find in this article?

    the grandma who set up the marriage and hovered over the entire conspiracy start to finish plus was cozy with Anwar al-Awlaki doesnt?
    I find it more than a little hinky they had bombs and loads of automatic weaponry in the basement of their shared house and she had no knowledge of anything. Or an inkling they were planning to do something bad. Perhaps she was in huge denial, but why would that denial exempt her from accessory charges?

    I’m guessing her non-terrorist children hired her better lawyers than than Enrique Marquez.

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    1. I think it’s not the lawyers but the patriarchal mentality that is incapable of holding a parent accountable for raising a freak and inflicting that freak on society. I remember that people actually felt compassion for parents of the Columbine murderers!

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  3. Conspiracy charges in the U.S. generally require the following:

    “To be convicted of an accessory charge, the accused must generally be proved to have had actual knowledge that a crime was going to be, or had been, committed. Furthermore, there must be proof that the accessory knew that his or her action, or inaction, was helping the criminals commit the crime, or evade detection, or escape. ” (Wikipedia — italics are mine.)

    Sure, the old lady could definitely be charged — but prosecutors usually don’t want to waste their time if there’s very little likelihood of conviction.

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