Boston bombing suspect’s Miranda warning put on hold for ‘public safety exception’


Now that second Boston bombing suspect has been apprehended, there are still lots of unanswered questions swirling. One of them is whether or not he has been read his Miranda rights, which are designed to protect a suspect’s Fifth and Sixth Amendment rights under the US Constitution. The answer as of this writing that the bombing suspect is not being read his rights. “There is a public safety exemption in cases of national security and potential charges involving acts of terrorism,” said US Attorney Carmen Ortiz at a press conference tonight, “And so the government has that opportunity right now, though I believe that the suspect has been taken to a hospital.”

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