What rights should Dzhokhar Tsarnaev get and why does it matter?
The Obama DOJ says it intends to question the Boston bombing suspect “extensively” without first Mirandizing him.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, was in a Boston hospital seriously wounded and unable to speak. He was shot in the throat and could not speak because of injuries to his tongue, said a source close to the investigation and it is still unclear when he will be able to talk.
His brother, Tamerlan, 26, was killed earlier on the day. Authorities have yet to charge Dzhokhar, who will be most likely defended by a Federal Public Defender.
Once Tsarnaev was arrested, President Obama suggested that he would eventually be tried in court but the Obama DOJ also immediately announced that they intended to question him “extensively” before reading him his Miranda rights “to gain critical intelligence”.
Critical intelligence of what may I ask? Critical intelligence of insanity!
My best advise to you Dzhokhar: do not talk!
Michel Ouellette JMD
Public Affairs & Communications
Author, Novelist, and Futurist