Miranda Warning: “You have the right to remain silent. Anything you said can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be provided for you. Do you understand the rights I have just read to you? With these rights in mind, do you wish to speak to me?” Each state has different versions of the warning.
If the government starts taking away a citizen’s right to properly defend himself, it might happen to us. So we have to defend every criminal’s right to have his Miranda Rights read to him. It’s the law.
Can you imagine being in the hospital and some government agent is waiting for you to come out of unconsciousness. This is what’s happening. The bomber comes in and out of consciousness and he’s asked questions about what happened. The bomber cannot talk because he was hit with a bullet to his neck. He’s asked questions and then he writes his answer on a piece of paper. All the information he writes on that piece of paper the government can use against him. And no one is warning him that he has the right to keep quiet and the right to a lawyer.
He’s 19-years-0ld and probably doesn’t know what his rights are re getting a lawyer and saying something to incriminate himself.
No matter what this man’s done, he deserves to have a fair trial. He’s already been found guilty by the government.
This morning, I was listening to Nevada Public Radio. A reporter from Al Ajeera America spoke with the mother of the bombers. The mother told the reporter that her two sons were both under surveillance by the FBI and the Russians. She was very angry that the U.S. government was following her sons. That’s probably why the mother hasn’t talked with anyone in the U.S. media. She told the reporter that her older son was also very angry having the FBI follow him around.
I knew something was up. The two bombers were targets of the FBI, just as we targets are. Imagine being a target of both Russia and FBI? Being a target of the U.S. is horrible enough, but two countries after them both, that must be really bad.
I’m not excusing what they did. No one deserved to die in the Boston Marathon. No one. What the two bombers did is horrific.
But every defendant has the right to have his Miranda Rights read to him and to have a lawyer defend him. The government is really screwing with this man’s rights.
We, as citizens, have to speak up about the unfairness of what the government is doing to this man.
I know a lot of people probably disagree with my opinion and just want the bomber to go straight to the electric chair, but we’ve always been, or used to be, for the rights of all the people.
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- WATCH: Former FBI agent says debate over Miranda Rights for Boston bomber is ‘irrelevant’ (640whlo.com)
- Boston Marathon Suspect’s Treatment Shows How ‘War on Terror’ Has Killed Basic Rights (alternet.org)
- Anthony D. Romero: The Constitution Applies to All Americans, No Matter What They Are Accused Of (huffingtonpost.com)
- Boston Marathon Bomber and Miranda Rights (wethepeopleliberty.wordpress.com)
- The Dangers of the Government Revoking Miranda (observationpostblog.com)
- Do Miranda Rights Apply to Alleged Boston Bomber? (live.wsj.com)