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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in Custody! Miranda rights?

TeamThespian posted this thread...
Apr. 20, 2013 at 9:48 am

Last night, I was watching the live coverage of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's capture and the reporter said that he will not be read his Miranda rights. Honestly, I think our country is wrong for not reading him his rights. I understand that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is probably the most hated guy in America right now and that he committed an absolutely revolting crime, but this is America after all. Regardless, he should still be aware that he has rights. He has a right to defend himself and plead the fifth like any other American does. What do you guys think?

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Gryffindor replied...
Apr. 20, 2013 at 1:04 pm

Patriot Act

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TeamThespian replied...
Apr. 20, 2013 at 1:09 pm

Just wondering, how does the Patriot Act relate to whether or not Dzhokhar Tsnaraev gets his Miranda rights? This isn't a sarcastic question or anything, I'm just not familiar with the Patriot Act and was just wondering. 

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WarriorPuellaThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Apr. 20, 2013 at 3:04 pm

I do know that the Patriot Act allows the secret service to listen in on phone calls if they have reason to believe you are a threat.  I was not aware of this.
Frankly, I don't much care, nor do I care what his motives were.  Thank God he's caught, and I hope that we get some info out of him.
Sorry if that sounds heartless, but this guy is a monster, as far as I'm concerned.  So was his brother.

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Imaginedangerous replied...
Apr. 20, 2013 at 6:59 pm

They waived the Miranda warnings because they thought public safety might be in immenent danger. I'm not sure how much of that is actual concern (maybe intel nor available to the public?) and how much of that is the fact that just about everyone in the country wants to see these guys dead. If they had legitimate concerns that there might be others out there or more bombs that were going to go off, I'm fine with it. It's when their rights are waived just because nobody likes them that I start to get worried.

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Gryffindor replied...
Apr. 20, 2013 at 9:14 pm

From what Ive been told, the minute you are deemed Terrorist, you no longer have the rights guaranteed for being a U.S. citizen. However, I prefer Imagine's answer better. :)

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