ACLU representing bombing suspect Ahmad Rahami

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union on Monday began representing a man accused of setting off bombs in New York and New Jersey and injuring more than 30 people.

After judges in both states denied attempts by public defenders to represent Ahmed Khan Rahami, a lawyer for the organization’s New Jersey chapter entered a notice of appearance in his case in federal court in Newark on Monday.

Rahami has been hospitalized since he was caught following a shootout with police in Linden last week. He has not made an initial court appearance.

  • pdxnag

    Well, the ACLU became infested with Islamists several years ago. Slavery, wife beating, and slaughter of Kafir, etc., are, I suppose, a “civil right” of Muslims anywhere and everywhere.

  • mobuyus

    He tries killing people with bombs and now he’s the victim?WTF!

  • simus1

    To the aclu, guarding the right to establish a totalitarian dictatorship using the “freedom club” to clear their way is Job 1.

  • Editor

    Can CAIR and an amicus brief be far behind?

  • Hard Little Machine

    What do they mean ‘not properly arrested’. You don’t need to be ‘properly arrested’ to engage counsel. And even if he was not, how the fuck did that happen?

  • canminuteman

    So trying to kill Americans with roadside bombs is a civil liberty now?