The American political and legal system is known for its strong belief in the principle of Checks and Balances. Checks and balances ensure that truth and justice prevail. But in terrorism cases, there there is no check or balance on the formal investigation by government authorities.
This is primarily because politically, no one wants to be seen as “defending terrorists.” Well, it is time we break that stigma, because without a thorough, transparent investigatory process with inbuilt checks and balances, we cannot know beyond a reasonable doubt who the terrorists who perpetrated these acts in San Bernardino are.
That of course does not stop government agencies and the media from making their conviction, after only 1 or 2 days of investigation, one that saw many irregularities and breaches of standard protocol, leaving the masses with more questions than answers.
This kind of rush to conclude an investigation as fast as possible to give the public closure is not in the service of the public. It in fact puts the public at risk, because if there were others who were responsible for this act of terrorism or were co-conspirators, then they are still out there. And the authorities are not looking for anyone else. Just ponder about that scary thought.