Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The Right Kind of Brown People

The man who wants to be the next Senator from Florida says that “nothing should stand in the way” of getting information about future attacks from suspects.

Florida Senate candidate Marco Rubio questioned Tuesday whether Faisal Shahzad, the suspect in Saturday’s botched Times Square car bombing, should have been read his Miranda rights by officials following his arrest.

“If this individual has information that could help us prevent future attacks and loss of life, nothing should stand in the way of that, including Miranda,” Rubio told reporters in Washington….

I think nothing should stand in the way of us finding out exactly why Mr. Rubio has a problem with the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

Oddly enough, Mr. Rubio has “concerns” about the new law in Arizona that basically violates the rights of people if they look like they’re illegal immigrants. Mr. Shahzad is a native of Pakistan, he’s yet a naturalized U.S. citizen. So Mr. Rubio worries more about people who aren’t U.S. citizens being accorded their legal rights, and not about someone who is a U.S. citizen? The fact that the people in Arizona might happen to look Hispanic could have something to do with it, whereas Mr. Shahzad looks like the other brown people: Islamic terrorists.

HT to Steve M.