Miranda Rights and the Boston Marathon Bombing


What do you think about the U.S. Government deciding not to read the Boston Marathon Bombing suspect his right to remain silent and his right to a lawyer?

Good Morning and happy Monday. As I sit here this morning it, is beautiful outside in Detroit. Can you believe that the high will be 60 degrees today? Today, we are going to take a look at the controversial news surrounding the man accused of the Boston Marathon Bombing who was not read his Miranda Rights.

In America, I think you would be hard pressed to find someone who hasn’t been read of the Miranda rights. You hear it repeated on every cop show, and when it is not repeated on those cop shows, you see the guilty get a pass. So what is the U.S. Government doing when they chose not to allow Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Miranda rights’s to be read when arrested and charged with the 2 bombings at the Boston Marathon last week?

According to The New York Times,

The Obama administration’s announcement that it would question the Boston Marathon bombing suspect for a period without first reading him the Miranda warning of his right to remain silent and have a lawyer present has revived a constitutionally charged debate over the handling of terrorism cases in the criminal justice system.”

When there is the possibility of an imminent threat, the suspect is allowed to be held without his rights to remain silent and his right to an attorney. The suspect himself is a naturalized citizen of the United States of America.

Those against this decision fear that it is unconstitutional to build a case against someone without reading the Miranda rights. Those, like Republican John McCain, say this a “military matter” and,

Our goal at this critical juncture should be to gather intelligence and protect our nation from further attacks. We remain under threat from radical Islam and we hope the Obama administration will seriously consider the enemy combatant option.”

What do you think?

Does it violate the suspect’s American rights to be held without Miranda rights? Or, do you think it is totally acceptable since his act killed 3 and injured over 150 Americans?