Steven Waldman

Scott Roeder, the man charged with murdering abortion doctor George Tiller, had been arrested once before in 1996, on charges of holding illegal explosives.
Ironically, he eventually got out of jail when courts ruled that police had improperly searched his car, The New York Times reported.
In other words, he was sprung on exactly the sort of “technicality” that liberals usually defend and conservatuives decry — proof that these sorts of protections don’t inherently favor any particular type of accused person.
Even more ironically — given that Roeder seemed to believe Big Brother was stomping on his freedoms — he was sprung because of America’s strong commitment to civil liberties.

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