Monday, February 15, 2010


It seems that the Undiebomber was not, as the wingnuts so indignantly put it, read his Miranda rights "within 50 minutes" after being apprehended. According to this at, it was more like 9 hours:
The first questioning of the suspect, which took place more than three hours after his arrest and without him being read his Miranda rights, ended after 50 minutes when doctors said his medical condition had deteriorated, according to the chronology. When interrogation resumed, some five hours later, the Nigerian refused to answer further questions and was then read his Miranda rights.

Think Kit Bond and Mitch McConnell will correct their statements? Do you also believe in the Easter Bunny?


Dana King said...

Looks like they mucked this one up both ways. Liberals should be upset because he should have been read his rights before being questioned at all, and conservatives are pissed his rights were read to him at all, except maybe during a waterboarding when his attention might be diverted.

JD Rhoades said...

Well, considering he was in surgery or under medical care for a good chunk of that time, and considering this:

The questions concern[ed] whether other bombs were on the plane, whether Abdulmutallab had co-conspirators and whether there were plans for other attacks.

I'm not that unhappy. There's a well-settled "emergency" exception to Miranda that allows questions like that to find out about immediate threats, the key word there being "immediate."

Fran said...

Wait. . .what?

No Easter Bunny? Seriously?


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