Give bomber all rightful legal assistance
In the righteous anger that has gripped the nation since the Boston Marathon bombings, let us not give up our precious civil liberties; let this vital principle of our national life be unconditionally extended to the alleged surviving bomber himself [“‘Take whatever you want,’ Boston suspect texted chums,” News, May 2].
Let him have a lawyer present at each interrogation. Otherwise, there is no trusting any story put out; it could all be a sham. Let Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s parents and relatives be shown every courtesy and provided with translators, legal help and bodyguards if necessary. We don’t have the answers yet.
Barbara Tomlinson, Seattle