Did you know it is legal for the government to kill an American citizen? A 16-page white paper discussing the circumstances under which the US government can use lethal force to kill American citizens has been leaked by NBC news.
The confidential Justice department memo states the US will only have the power to kill citizens who are; outside the US; operational members of al Qaeda or its "associated groups"; imminent threats to the US; and cannot be captured in a practical ways. Opponents to this rules are too vague and subjective. While defendants say the memo was thrown together ad hoc, and shouldn't have become public.