Officials had no choice but to Mirandize Dzhokhar Tsarnaev since he is a U.S. citizen. He became a citizen just last year on Sept 11, 2013 (why is another whole story). So he cannot be treated as an unlawful enemy combatant, but -and this important, the FBI used the “Public Safety Exception” to the Miranda Rights to question Tsarnaev and was turning up lots of valuable intelligence (like the fact their next strike was to be New Your City).
So why??? after only 16 hours of what they expected to be a 48-hour window under the Public Safety Exception, did Eric Holder send a Federal Magistrate to the hospital where the FBI was conducting their interrogation and shut it down? Why does this Department of Justice hate giving law enforcement and those charged with protecting Americans, the ability to do their jobs? And why has this Department of Justice been involved in so many nefarious actions (Fast & Furious; refusal to investigate Benghazi; refusal to uphold federal law in Arizona and other border states, and their insistence in trying GITMO terrorists in US criminal courts) in direct contrast to the safety and security of American citizens?
It fracking boggles the mind.
Aloha, Mikie ~just a blogger (fightin’ like a girl)