How is it the U.S. government can arbitrarily kill full blown U.S. citizens without first granting any due process of law?
Some of them were alleged to be terrorists but an allegation of being a terrorist does not make one a terrorist. All American citizens have a right to a presumption of innocence. So don't give me that "they were terrorists" bull crap.
Presumption of innocence is widely held to follow from the 5th, 6th, and 14th amendments. See, Coffin v. United States and re Kinship.
Anwar al-Awlaki was a U.S. Born Citizen.
Samir Khan was a U.S. Born Citizen.
Jude Kenan Mohammad was a U.S. Born Citizen.
Ahmed Farouq was a Naturalized U.S. Citizen.
Provide proof the aforementioned U.S. citizens were convicted criminals on the run. Do tell us which U.S. court of law they were brought in front of and tried and convicted in.
Provide proof the U.S. Government was acting in direct self-defense when they targeted and killed the aforementioned U.S. Citizens and absolutely under all circumstances could not effectuate an arrest or capture.
PRODUCE YOUR PROOF IF YOU ARE TRUTHFUL!!
- Susan MLv 74 years agoFavorite Answer
Our federal government ignores the Constitution and the established laws when it wants. You haven't noticed?
- PLv 74 years ago
Fugitives and criminals are killed every day by the police and the military whom are protected by many laws. The constitution doesn't guarantee you a trial unless you turn yourself in or get arrested alive. The government can legally end your life "on the street" if you are considered a threat to others and do not turn yourself in peacefully.
It's no different than if someone breaks into your house and tries to murder you, you can legally defend yourself, expect police and military are allowed a much greater definition of defense. Vote me down if you like, but you know it's the way things are right now agree or not.