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Boston Bombing Suspect Silent After Miranda

April 25, 2013  | 

Photo courtesy of FBI.
Photo courtesy of FBI.

The surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect has stopped talking to authorities, after a representative of the U.S. Attorney's Office entered his hospital room and advised him of his Miranda rights, reports the Associated Press.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, initially told interrogators he and brother Tamerlan, 26, became radicalized Muslims and detonated the bombs as a result of U.S. military involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Members of an FBI special interrogation team for high-value suspects initially invoked the public safety exemption in declining not to Mirandize Dzhokhar. The American Civil Liberties Union immediately questioned that decision.

Tags: Boston Marathon Bombing, Miranda Law, Interrogation


Comments (12)

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LEONARD MCCARTHY @ 4/25/2013 4:17 PM

As a 35 year Law Enforcement officer, I understand the concept of "Miranda Rights", however there has always been an exception when Public Safety is involved.

For example, a fleeing armed suspect throws their firearm as he is being chased and the police cannot find it. Because of the possibility of a child finding it, etc. the public safety exemption would apply. That was the decision by the Supreme Court at the time.

I guess law enforcement can just throw that one out the window. I wonder what the recourse anyone would have if the "ALLEGED SUSPECTS" had other bombs planted and they explode hurting and/or killing people.

The need for “civil rights” is part of America, but when it involves situations like this where it is “mass casualty”, just amazes me that we, as American Citizens keep allowing things like this to be acceptable.

martyb @ 4/25/2013 4:59 PM

This is a bunch of CRAP! There's a 48 hour exemption to the Miranda requirements under certain circumstances... this case was one of them.

All of the "federal, state, & local" LAW enforment and procecuring agencies were in agreement NOT to Mirandize this scum bag. It was the FEDERAL Judge that issued the Miranda warning for him... Which absolutely positively NOT in her place to do.

This was a political "favor" called in by someone high up in the federal administration... SHENANIGANS!!!

Trigger @ 4/24/2013 7:12 PM

What' the big deal, they are not considered as enemy combatants, just misunderstood boys!'

Andy @ 4/25/2013 7:30 PM

We are at war with terrorists, these so called suspects should be considered as terrorists as well as spies. In war time terrorists and spies have been taken out and shot. In the far eastern countries our soldiers are tortured, murdered and mamed. Even thou we are a citizen country maybe if we used their tack ticks we wouldn't be having this problems. What is good for the goose is good for the gander as well. God bless America.

OfficerJason @ 4/24/2013 9:29 PM

Why is there always somebody or some organization that worries more about making the criminal the "victim" than they do about the ACTUAL victims? Its horse shit that we even allow them to turn the tables on things like this. Did they warn the victims before the bomb went off? NO. They are terrorists who did a terrorist act against this country and they deserve to be treated as such. These organizations that protect people like this are no better than terrorists themselves

Renee @ 4/26/2013 4:24 AM

I can NOT stand the American Civil Liberties Union...who are these freaks!?

Fresh @ 4/26/2013 6:36 AM

Radicalized muslims? No, they are just plain terrorists. Why do they try to soften the label on these pieces of scum?

Bob @ VA @ 4/26/2013 7:26 AM

This isn't a crime spree, this is WAR. That's what terrorism is all about. If we don't wake up, recognize and treat the enemy accordingly, we'll be back to 9/11 scale casualties. Ask the Brits about their experience with the IRA or the Israelis with terrorists. It doesn't end until you cut out the cancer at the root.

Capt. Crunch @ 4/26/2013 9:29 AM

Now that the ACLU, stepped in this Adam Henry, will not talk anymore. I think there is enough evidence to stop wasting ink and paper on this punk and time to erase him from earth.

Boston @ 4/26/2013 3:14 PM

Confused! I run into a public place and drop a bomb.I did not go overseas for help, I do not claim to be a muslim, I do not even claim to be a (home grown) radicalized muslims. What am I? an enemy combatant, terrorist, or just your run of the mill American Terrorist/bomber?
Our present Administration confuses the entire matter with ex-Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan. He is not a terrorist his crime was just violence in the work place crime. Why because he did not use a bomb? The Major had assistance from outside the country. Also this Major is not charged by the (UCMJ) Uniform Code of Military Justice. I guess its which way the wind is blowing. Kaczynski, Mc Veigh and Nichols were considered American Terrorist. McVeigh I believe had outside help from what I read and Nichols soon to released is afraid to talk about the event for fear of retribution to his family.

DaveS55 @ 4/26/2013 10:03 PM

Time to put the “T” in TEAMWORK along with "T" for TRUST drop the ego's or information is power crap people die or are hurt as a result and drop the politics to please…we have somebody in the USA right now that can help in this area he wrote a book in 2005 about this area…”
PP-The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave." --Patrick Henry

Now you know why NYPD has their own setup...self-defense.

Boston @ 4/27/2013 3:50 AM

Funny we never had these problems back in the 40's, Pearl Harbor. I guess my dad fought at Pearl and Germany for nothing. So this countries past and present administrations has taken many wrong turn. For what? Corporations, farm-outs, cheap labor, Globilization, Cultural Diversity? Sure wasn't for democracy these countries all hate us and their wrath has now come home to us now. Simple solution close the borders and round them up.

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