Miranda Rights Won't Be Read For Boston Bombing Suspect: Justice Official
WASHINGTON -- A Justice Department official says the Boston Marathon bombing suspect will not be read his Miranda rights because the government is invoking a public safety exception.
That official and a second person briefed on the investigation says 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will be questioned by a special interrogation team for high-value suspects. The officials spoke on the condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to disclose the information publicly.
The public safety exception permits law enforcement officials to engage in a limited and focused unwarned interrogation of a suspect and allows the government to introduce the statement as evidence in court. The public safety exception is triggered when police officers have an objectively reasonable need to protect the police or the public from immediate danger.
So.....in the interest of publik safety it could be said that potentially NO ONE has any rights in the future?
Somewhere behind enemy lines,
Peoples Republik of Kalifornistan
"So.....in the interest of publik safety it could be said that potentially NO ONE has any rights in the future?"
It isn't difficult to imagine that that is their goal. Sad, eh?
What was it that Ben Franklin said about people who exchanged liberty for safety?
That they deserve neither.
Most appropriate, David. :)
The picture of Suspect #2 reminds me of the picture of Treyvon Martin, that the media passed around. It obviously was taken a few years ago, during the boy's adolescence, and is meant to cast the young Muslim in an innocent light.
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