The Boston suspect was not read his miranda rights under security grounds. What if there are more accomplices or attacks coming? But I think it was a mistake. The last thing we want is this case being thrown out of court because he wasn’t read his rights.
Glenn Beck agrees.
More than 12 hours after Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was taken into custody, authorities have yet to read the 19-year-old Boston bombing suspect his Miranda rights.
President Obama said of the investigation Friday night that “it’s important that we do this right.” But Tsarnaev will not be advised of his right to remain silent or his right to counsel before authorities begin questioning him. While this is not the first time the government has invoked what is known as the public safety exception to Miranda, the Boston case will be an important test of the limits of civil liberties and the legal system.
Investigators have said that the exception was necessary in this case because it was unclear whether an possible accomplice was still at large, or whether the suspect had additional explosives.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) issued a statement Saturday morning that laid out its objection to such a broad application of the exception.
“The public safety exception should be read narrowly, it applies only when there is a continued threat to public safety, and is not an open-ended exception to the Miranda rule,” the statement read.