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  • Obama Cover-up: Read his Miranda Rights, Libyan Benghazi jihad suspect requests quran and halal

    07/03/2014 9:07:24 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 10 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 07/03/2014 | Pamela Geller
    Obama gave this bloodthirsty Libyan jihad murderer the full protection of a US citizen. Ahmed Abu Khatallah was mirandized and has since clamped down and shut up, which was Obama’s objective all along. In the continuing cover-up of the Benghazi jihad murderers and Obama’s feckless and reckless abandonment of our people, Obama’s main objective is to cover up what really happened that night on his watch. This Libyan devout jihadi was read his Miranda rights — which give him the right to remain silent to avoid self-incrimination, a U.S. official told CNN. “I have serious concerns that conducting a rushed...
  • Guardian: UK Agents Destroyed NSA Leak Hard Drives

    08/20/2013 6:43:43 AM PDT · by xzins · 24 replies
    CBN ^ | August 20, 2013 | CBNNews.com
    The Guardian newspaper says British agents destroyed their newsroom hard drives after they began publishing revelations from National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden. In an opinion piece, Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger claimed the hard drives were destroyed after weeks of pressure by British government officials. He said the drives were torn apart in the basement of their office building as British intelligence agents looked on. "One of the more bizarre moments in the Guardian's long history occurred with two GCHQ security experts overseeing the destruction of hard drives in the Guardian's basement just to make sure there was nothing in...
  • David Miranda: 'They said I would be put in jail if I didn't co-operate'

    08/19/2013 4:37:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 8/19/13 | Jonathan Watts in Rio de Janeiro
    David Miranda, the partner of the Guardian journalist who broke stories of mass surveillance by the US National Security Agency, has accused Britain of a "total abuse of power" for interrogating him for almost nine hours at Heathrow under the Terrorism Act. In his first interview since returning to his home in Rio de Janeiro early on Monday, Miranda said the authorities in the UK had pandered to the US in trying to intimidate him and force him to reveal the passwords to his computer and mobile phone. "They were threatening me all the time and saying I would be...
  • Supreme Court Rules Fifth Amendment Has to Actually Be Invoked

    07/02/2013 9:13:37 AM PDT · by RC one · 67 replies
    Reason.com ^ | Jun. 17, 2013 4:00 pm | Scott Shackford
    In a 5-4 decision the Supreme Court ruled today that a potential defendant’s silence can be used against him if he is being interviewed by police but is not arrested (and read his Miranda rights) and has not verbally invoked the protection of the Fifth Amendment.Tim Lynch at the Cato Institute explains that the Salinas v. Texas case was intended to be about whether prosecutors during a trial could cast aspersions on a defendant’s silence during questioning that took place prior to arrest — prior to the defendent being told he had the right to remain silent. Instead, the Supreme...
  • SCOTUS Live blog of orders and opinions June 17th, 2013

    06/17/2013 7:00:00 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 39 replies
    SCOTUS Live blog of orders and opinions June 17th, 2013
  • Court says pre-Miranda silence can be used

    06/17/2013 12:20:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 68 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 17, 2013 11:27 AM EDT | Jesse J. Holland
    The Supreme Court says prosecutors can use a person’s silence against them if it comes before he's told of his right to remain silent. The 5-4 ruling comes in the case of Genovevo Salinas, who was convicted of a 1992 murder. During police questioning, and before he was arrested or read his Miranda rights, Salinas answered some questions but did not answer when asked if a shotgun he had access to would match up with the murder weapon. Prosecutors in Texas used his silence on that question in convicting him of murder, saying it helped demonstrate his guilt. Salinas appealed,...
  • Holder Undercut FBI by Giving Tsarnaev Miranda Rights

    04/27/2013 5:39:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | April 26, 2013 | Ken Klukowski
    Updating our earlier report: Details are emerging that when U.S. Magistrate Judge Marianne Bowler read Dhokhar Tsarnaev his Miranda rights, she went to his hospital room accompanied by a federal public defender (meaning taxpayer-funded) and an assistant U.S. attorney from the Massachusetts prosecutor’s office. Reports say the FBI was only partway through questioning Tsarnaev to get intelligence to determine who else was involved in the plot and how broad it was. The FBI told federal lawmakers in classified briefings this week they were “stunned” when this judicial officer and lawyers from both sides showed up to read him his rights....
  • The Tsarnaev Miranda – Who Exactly is Judge Marianne Bowler ? Who Directed Her, and Why?….

    The FBI works for, and falls under the authority of, the Federal Department of Justice, Eric Holder. Which brings in a strange series of questions regarding the stoppage of questioning by the FBI of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Megyn Kelly outlines the initial issue: Initially the feds proclaimed Tsarnaev would fall under the “public safety exception to miranda” which would have given them 48 hours to question him prior to the delivery of Miranda protection. The feds didn’t even need to charge him with anything right away – but they did. In addition, something, obviously unexpected by the FBI interrogators, was changed....
  • Boston Bomber Magistrate’s Middle Eastern Connections

    04/25/2013 10:22:21 PM PDT · by george76 · 102 replies
    Front page mag ^ | April 25, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Dzhokhar Tsarnaev stopped talking once he was prematurely read his Miranda rights. That helps the authorities establish the lone wolf narrative. Whatever else we might have learned from him is probably lost. ... District Court Judge Marianne Bowler arrived at the hospital where he is being treated to preside over his initial hearing Monday, when she read him his Miranda rights. ... Judge Bowler has some interesting international connections. She is a member of the Member of the International Judicial Relations Committee of the Judicial Conference of the United States. Apparently in that capacity, she visited and spoke on legal...
  • Breaking Report: FBI Was ‘Shocked’ to See Judge ‘Waltz’ in and Give Tsarnaev Miranda Rights

    04/25/2013 10:18:33 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 48 replies
    Gateway Pundit | April 25, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    FOX News afternoon host Megyn Kelly broke the news this morning that – FBI agents were “shocked” to see a judge “waltz in” and read Dzhokhar Tsarnaev his Miranda rights this week. According to Kelly, Dzhokhar was giving the agents crucial information before the judge, at the request of the Obama Administration, put a stop to it. Regular viewers of Fox News are used to seeing popular host Megyn Kelly on their televisions every afternoon, but on Thursday morning Kelly made a special appearance during the morning to break some surprising information: according to her sources, the FBI was “shocked”...
  • Megyn Kelly: FBI Was ‘Shocked’ to See Judge ‘Waltz’ in and Give Suspect Miranda Rights

    04/25/2013 10:20:15 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 3 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | 4-25-2013 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    Regular viewers of Fox News are used to seeing popular host Megyn Kelly on their televisions every afternoon, but on Thursday morning Kelly made a special appearance during the morning to break some surprising information: according to her sources, the FBI was “shocked” to see a magistrate “waltz into” the hospital room of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and read him his Miranda rights. So why were they shocked? According to Kelly, the FBI was under the understanding that they would get much more time with Tsarnaev under the “public safety exemption” before he was read his rights. Adding to the shock: the...
  • FBI Was ‘Shocked’ to See Judge ‘Waltz’ in and Give Suspect Miranda Rights

    04/25/2013 8:03:10 AM PDT · by mikelets456 · 114 replies
    The Blaze and Fox ^ | 4/22/2013 | Blaze
    Regular viewers of Fox News are used to seeing popular host Megyn Kelly on their televisions every afternoon, but on Thursday morning Kelly made a special appearance during the morning to break some surprising information: according to her sources, the FBI was “shocked” to see a magistrate “waltz into” the hospital room of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and read him his Miranda rights. So why were they shocked? According to Kelly, the FBI was under the understanding that they would get much more time with Tsarnaev under the “public safety exemption” before he was read his rights. Adding to the shock: the...
  • Report: Federal Judge Compromised Investigation By Prematurely Mirandizing Tsarnaev

    04/25/2013 5:50:27 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 64 replies
    breitbart.com/Big-Government ^ | 4-25-2013 | John Nolte
    Thanks to the "Public Safety Exception" to Miranda (which was created in 1980), the government is not forced to choose between treating a suspect as an enemy combatant or immediately allowing said suspect to hide behind an attorney and the right to remain silent. In extraordinary circumstances, when a suspect is believed to be part of a broader conspiracy that might result in the loss of innocent life, authorities have 48 hours to question the suspect before mirandizing him. Dzokhar Tsarnaev, the man suspected of being a co-conspirator in the Boston Marathon bombings, was mirandized after only 16 hours of...
  • ACLU Eyes Boston Bombing Suspect's Miranda Rights

    04/20/2013 2:04:05 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 60 replies
    ABCNews ^ | April 20, 2013
    ACLU Eyes Boston Bombing Suspect's Miranda Rights BOSTON April 20, 2013 The American Civil Liberties Union says it's concerned the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect will be questioned by investigators without being read his Miranda rights. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-KAHR' tsahr-NY'-ehv) remained hospitalized Saturday after being wounded in a firefight with police Friday. His brother was killed earlier. U.S. officials say a special interrogation team for high-value suspects will question Tsarnaev without reading him his Miranda rights, invoking a rare public safety exception triggered by the need to protect the public from immediate danger. ACLU Executive Director Anthony Romero says the...
  • ABCNEWS: NO MIRANDA RIGHTS -- PUBLIC SAFETY EXCEPTION...

    04/20/2013 7:47:08 AM PDT · by Mean Daddy · 33 replies
    The alleged Boston Marathon bomber who hid from authorities for more than 20 hours was captured tonight by police, sending cheers up through the Watertown neighborhood where he was found. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, was discovered by a homeowner lying in a boat in the man's backyard around 7 p.m. The man noticed blood on the boat, spotted a body inside the boat and called 911, according to Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis. According to police, a helicopter with infrared technology then located Tsarnaev in the boat and noted that he was moving about within it. The helicopter directed officers on...
  • Supreme Court to consider if silence can be evidence of guilt

    01/20/2013 6:08:09 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 171 replies
    Al' Reuters ^ | Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:48pm EST
    Supreme Court on Friday agreed to consider whether a suspect's refusal to answer police questions prior to being arrested and read his rights can be introduced as evidence of guilt at his subsequent murder trial. Without comment, the court agreed to hear the appeal of Genovevo Salinas, who was convicted of murder and sentenced to 20 years in prison for the December 1992 deaths of two brothers in Houston.
  • The Chávez Legacy in Venezuela

    01/11/2013 2:08:13 PM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 10 replies
    Hudson Institute ^ | January 10, 2013 | Jaime Daremblum
    Shortly after Hugo Chávez won his first election as Venezuelan president in December 1998, a lawyer from the western state of Barinas, which was then governed by Chávez's father, delivered a prescient warning to Newsweek magazine: "Venezuelans are dreaming of a savior, but Chávez is a dictator. People don't know what they are getting."  More than 14 years later, a cancer-stricken Chávez is reportedly near death, but his autocratic legacy is very much alive. Venezuela long ago ceased to be a real democracy: The ruling regime effectively controls the Supreme Court (which in 2004 was expanded and packed with Chávez allies), the National Assembly...
  • "Duh!": The nation’s top intelligence official speaks.

    01/23/2010 2:51:19 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 9 replies · 609+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | February 1, 2010 | Stephen F. Hayes
    In congressional testimony on January 20, the nation’s top intelligence official, Dennis Blair, acknowledged that the U.S. government mishandled the interrogation of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Nigerian terrorist who tried to blow up a plane over Detroit on Christmas Day. Specifically, Blair was not happy that Abdulmutallab was charged as a common criminal and read his rights, rather than being questioned by the elite interrogation unit announced by President Obama as a replacement for the CIA teams used by the Bush administration. “I’d been a part of the deliberations which established this high-value interrogation unit [HIG],” Blair explained at a...
  • Self-Defense Tip: The Three Rules of a 911 Call

    03/07/2012 5:46:37 AM PST · by marktwain · 112 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 6 March, 2012 | Robert Farago
    [Click here to listen the 911 call made from a private residence in Springville Utah where a home owner shot and killed an invader.] This series has long argued that there are two parts to armed self-defense. Defending yourself against a lethal threat and defending yourself against prosecution for defending yourself against a lethal threat. Just as the first rule of a gunfight is have a gun, the first rule for staying out of jail and/or losing everything you own due to defensive gun use is STFU (Shut The F Up). That rule starts from the moment you call the...
  • Al-Qaeda, Yes; DOMA, No

    04/27/2011 6:05:26 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 2 replies
    National Review ^ | 4/27/2011 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    The modern-day John Adams brigade down at King & Spalding has finally found a client too unpopular to merit representation: the American people. That is exactly the same conclusion drawn by Eric Holder’s Justice Department. Like the DOJ, the Atlanta-based white-shoe law firm asks “How high?” when left-wing agitators tell it to jump. In this instance, the agitators were gay-rights activists. They were in a snit because K&S — in particular, K&S partner Paul Clement, the former Bush-administration solicitor general — agreed to represent the American people in litigation involving challenges to the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). DOMA denies...
  • Miranda rights mugged

    03/31/2011 1:41:13 PM PDT · by libertycause13 · 10 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 3/30/11 | Editorial
    No matter how grave the circumstances or dangerous the suspects, television detectives Joe Friday and Lennie Briscoe always remembered to do one thing as they slammed the perpetrator against the patrol car: Read him his Miranda rights. But, if new FBI guidelines are allowed to remain unchallenged, Americans' Miranda rights someday could become as fictional as the police dramas that popularized them. Last week, the Wall Street Journal uncovered an FBI memo from October 2010 that encouraged its agents to interrogate terrorism suspects – making no distinction between citizens and noncitizens – without first informing them of their rights to...
  • Rights Are Curtailed for Terror Suspects

    03/24/2011 9:23:48 AM PDT · by Palter · 11 replies
    WSJ ^ | 24 Mar 2011 | Evan Perez
    New rules allow investigators to hold domestic-terror suspects longer than others without giving them a Miranda warning, significantly expanding exceptions to the instructions that have governed the handling of criminal suspects for more than four decades. The move is one of the Obama administration's most significant revisions to rules governing the investigation of terror suspects in the U.S. And it potentially opens a new political tussle over national security policy, as the administration marks another step back from pre-election criticism of unorthodox counterterror methods. The Supreme Court's 1966 Miranda ruling obligates law-enforcement officials to advise suspects of their rights to...
  • Voyager celebrates 25 years since Uranus visit

    01/24/2011 12:35:39 PM PST · by fishtank · 49 replies
    (PhysOrg.com) -- As NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft made the only close approach to date of our mysterious seventh planet Uranus 25 years ago, Project Scientist Ed Stone and the Voyager team gathered at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., to pore over the data coming in. Images of the small, icy Uranus moon Miranda were particularly surprising. Since small moons tend to cool and freeze over rapidly after their formation, scientists had expected a boring, ancient surface, pockmarked by crater-upon-weathered-crater. Instead they saw grooved terrain with linear valleys and ridges cutting through the older terrain and sometimes coming together in...
  • Obama administration keeps new policy on Miranda secret

    01/19/2011 1:40:55 PM PST · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Salon War Room ^ | January 19, 2011 | Justin Elliott
    The Justice Department has a new policy for terrorism interrogations -- but officials won't publicly release it The Obama administration has issued new guidance on use of the Miranda warning in interrogations of terrorism suspects, potentially chipping away at the rule that bars the government from using information in court if it was gathered before a suspect was informed of his right to remain silent and to an attorney. But the Department of Justice is refusing to publicly release the guidance, with a spokesman describing it in an interview as an "internal document." So we don't know the administration's exact interpretation...
  • No Miranda rights in Canada - Canadian Supreme Court

    10/08/2010 9:42:26 PM PDT · by Bonshaugh · 21 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | Oct 8, 2010 | Kirk Makin
    Police are winning the unceasing war over the rights of suspected criminals on a major battleground – the Supreme Court of Canada. In a ruling full of friction between a bare majority of judges wanting to avoid hampering officers in their work and a minority fighting for the rights of the accused, the court said on Friday that while suspects have a right to consult a lawyer and to be informed of that right, they don’t have a right to legal counsel while they are being interrogated.
  • Eroding Miranda

    06/02/2010 3:16:31 PM PDT · by davidosborne · 26 replies · 612+ views
    excerpt.. ..the court's conservative majority, the justices ruled 5-4 that unless a suspect explicitly invokes his right not to talk — that is, unless he talks to the police — he's not entitled to remain silent, and any statement he makes can be used against him in court.
  • Justices Narrow Miranda Rule

    06/02/2010 1:07:58 PM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 20 replies · 642+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 06-02-10 | JESS BRAVIN
    Criminal defendants must specifically invoke the right to remain silent under the Miranda rule during questioning to avoid self-incrimination, the Supreme Court said Tuesday. The vote in the case was 5-4 along ideological lines as the court's conservatives put limits on the rights of suspects. Under the Miranda rule, derived from the 1966 Supreme Court decision in Miranda v. Arizona, police may not question a suspect who invokes his right to remain silent—and can't use as evidence incriminating statements obtained after the suspect does so.
  • Court: Suspects must say they want to be silent (Miranda)

    06/01/2010 8:02:32 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 33 replies · 1,008+ views
    AP ^ | 6/1/10 | AP
    The Supreme Court says suspects must explicitly tell police they want to be silent to invoke their Miranda protection during interrogations. A right to remain silent and a right to a lawyer are the first of the Miranda rights warnings, which police recite to suspects during arrests and interrogations. But the justices said Tuesday suspects must tell police they are going to remain silent to stop an interrogation, just as they must tell police that they want a lawyer.
  • So Miranda Is Hobbling Police Investigations After All

    05/21/2010 6:45:16 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 10 replies · 343+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 21 may 10 | Eric Blair
    Last week's announcement by Attorney General Eric Holder that he will ask Congress to expand the "public safety" exemption to the Miranda rule as it applies to terror suspects deserves a moment of attention before we move on again to oil spills and immigration. For four decades, liberals have insisted that Miranda and its proscriptions are "part of the Constitution" and that abridging them would mean the beginnings of a police state. Had George Bush, Jr. made this suggestion, it is fair to anticipate that the New York Times probably would have run an eight-column headline screaming, "Bush Proposes Repealing...
  • Fighting terror like it's 1993

    05/12/2010 3:30:13 AM PDT · by Scanian · 2 replies · 193+ views
    NY Post ^ | May 11, 2010 | MIKE ROGERS
    NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly noted last week that the investigation of the Times Square bombing attempt was in some ways similar to the 1993 attack on the World Trade Center. He was talking about the police work that nabbed Faisal Shahzad -- but the comment also highlighted the similarity of our government's response then and now. Then came Attorney General Eric Holder's weekend comments about seeking a broader "public safety" exception to the Miranda rule. That agenda shows that he's still too focused on gathering evidence for a court case, when the top priority in such instances should be gathering...
  • O's new terror tack

    05/11/2010 3:47:30 AM PDT · by Scanian · 9 replies · 604+ views
    NY Post ^ | May 11, 2010 | Editorial
    Why is the Obama administration now taking terrorism so seriously? In the immediate aftermath of the May 1 Times Square bombing attempt, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano -- in typical fashion -- rushed to minimize the plot, calling it a likely "one-off" attack. But scarcely a week later, Attorney General Eric Holder is seeking a significant rollback in suspects' Miranda rights -- so as to better head off the next one. Talk about whiplash. President George W. Bush was savaged by Obama's liberal allies for supposedly "shredding the Constitution" in the War on Terror, but he never called into question...
  • Eric Holder: Miranda Rights Need To be Changed For Terror Suspects

    05/10/2010 10:54:22 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 19 replies · 523+ views
    http://radioviceonline.com/ ^ | May 10, 2010 | Jim Vicevich
    Hmmm. Maybe we could start with not reading them their rights. Recognizing they are Islamic Jihadis out to destroy the country. Maybe we could return to enemy combatants, rather than change Miranda. Maybe. Then again, when you’ve told the world you intend to capture and try these folks in a civilian court under the protections afforded in the US Constitution in order to show the world that we are something that I am not quite sure what we’re supposed to be showing, and then you discover that the old cops and robbers routine doesn’t protect us in war, you have...
  • Holder: Miranda may need changes for terrorists

    05/09/2010 2:20:02 PM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies · 735+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 09, 2010 | STEVEN R. HURST
    In the wake of the Times Square bombing plot, the Obama administration said on Sunday it wants to work with Congress on possible limitations of the constitutional rights afforded terrorism suspects — even for American citizens. Attorney General Eric Holder said changes may be needed to allow law enforcement more time to question suspected terrorists before they are told about their Miranda rights to a lawyer and to remain silent under interrogation. As the nation debates how to proceed against terrorist attacks, particularly as they have become the work of individuals who are difficult to detect in advance, the administration...
  • Miranda and Public Safety

    05/07/2010 12:40:25 AM PDT · by SmartInsight · 18 replies · 443+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 7, 2010 | Charles Krauthammer
    "(Law enforcement) interviewed Mr. Shahzad ... under the public safety exception to the Miranda rule. ... He was eventually ... Mirandized and continued talking." -- John Pistole, FBI deputy director, May 4 All well and good. But what if Faisal Shahzad, the confessed Times Square bomber, had stopped talking? When you tell someone he has the right to remain silent, there is a distinct possibility that he will remain silent, is there not? And then what? But let's assume you're wedded to the civilian law-enforcement model, as is the Obama administration. At least make an attempt to expand the public...
  • What Police State Legislation Looks Like

    04/24/2010 6:12:07 AM PDT · by Former MSM Viewer · 29 replies · 1,109+ views
    Elliott Wave ^ | 4-23-10 | Robert Folsum
    Suppose the U.S. Senate passed a law which gives the Federal Government the power to do the following to American citizens who are suspected of a crime: 1.Forbid interrogators from telling the person of their right to remain silent. 2.Forbid interrogators from telling the person of their right to legal counsel. 3.Deny the person habeas corpus protection (the government cannot keep a person in custody without charge). 4.Do all the above not only to a person suspected of a crime, but also to a person who may know about a possible future crime.
  • 2 pirates beaten to death, 7 hurt (Bangladesh)

    04/02/2010 7:57:15 AM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 22 replies · 845+ views
    The Daily Star (Bangladesh) ^ | 4-02-10 | "Our correspondent"
    Locals severely beat up nine pirates, killing two on the spot, when they were attempting to loot a boat in a remote char area on the river Jamuna in Daulatpur upazila of Manikganj yesterday. Police rescued and arrested seven pirates in a critically injured state. The dead or injured robbers could not be identified immediately. Police also retrieved several machetes and locally made weapons to be used by the pirates. Shawkat Hossain, officer-in-charge of Daulatpur Police Station, said 20 to 25 cattle traders on an engine boat were heading towards a cattle market at Bera in Pabna to buy cows....
  • Court weighs if silence alone can invoke Miranda

    03/02/2010 1:49:14 AM PST · by paudio · 12 replies · 693+ views
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | Mar 1, 2010 | JESSE J. HOLLAND
    Police told Van Chester Thompkins he had a right to remain silent, and so he did. But his silence meant he never officially told officers he wasn't going to talk, and so they kept interrogating him. A couple of hours later, Thompkins implicated himself in a murder. Several Supreme Court justices indicated Monday they were going to let that confession stand, saying suspects should tell police that they want to be silent to take advantage of that Miranda right.
  • Newsweek Gives Heads Up To Terrorist Networks

    02/15/2010 10:41:28 AM PST · by paustin110 · 7 replies · 355+ views
    And So it Goes in Shreveport ^ | 02/15/2010 | Pat Austin
    Once again, the liberal, clueless media goes where they shouldn't. Via Newsweek's aptly named blog, Declassified, we learn for the first time that: "U.S. intelligence officials appear to have obtained access to what could turn out to be a significant trove of phone numbers, photographs and documents detailing the links between Al Qaeda's leaders in northwest Pakistan and the terror group's increasingly menacing affiliate in Yemen, two counter-terrorism sources tell Declassified." The arrest, made in late January, had not been made public until now...until Newsweek spills it:...
  • Obama's Hopey, Change Circus

    02/12/2010 3:00:02 PM PST · by bloodmeridian · 18 replies · 319+ views
    Feed Your ADHD ^ | 2/12/2010 | sig94
    Upon his capture, the most beautiful words a terrorist can hear are the following: “You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say 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?” If you read the above paragraph, you have just been "Mirandized." That is the Miranda Warning that law enforcement officers must recite...
  • Shoe bomber was read Miranda rights

    02/10/2010 9:47:20 AM PST · by Dementio · 29 replies · 889+ views
    Politico ^ | 2-2-2010 | Mike Allen
    Republicans may have a hard time keeping up their talking point about how reading Miranda rights to the Christmas Day bomber represented a dangerous new direction under President Barack Obama. It turns out that that back in December 2001, Richard Reid — the “shoe bomber” — was read or reminded of his Miranda rights four times in two days, beginning five minutes after being taken into custody. Furthermore, the Bush administration specifically rejected the idea of a military tribunal — another step that Republicans have argued should have been taken in the case of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who tried to...
  • Loose Lips

    02/05/2010 5:23:50 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies · 1,122+ views
    Investors.com ^ | February 5, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Holder's decision to Mirandize the Christmas bomber was bad enough. Telling the world he was talking again waseven worse Security: The administration says the Christmas bomber is now cooperating with authorities. We thought they got all the information he had in a 50-minute chat. So just why are we letting our enemies know he's talking? In any war, it's vitally important that you know what your enemy is planning and doing, just as it's important that your actions and plans remain secret. And when you know about your enemy's plans it's important they don't know that you know. We were...
  • Eric Holder should resign; AG admits he ordered Abdulmuttalab tried in civilian court

    02/03/2010 2:48:36 PM PST · by Sergeant Tim · 23 replies · 601+ views
    911FamiliesForAmerica ^ | February 3, 2010 | Tim Sumner
    AG Eric Holder said he knows we are at war during his November 18, 2009 testimony before the Senate Judicary Committee concerning his decision to prosecute Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and the other four 9/11 conspirators in federal court. Unfortunately, Mr. Holder does not walk that talk. (See video of Fox News report here.) Attorney General Eric Holder says he made the decision to charge the Christmas Day terror suspect in the civilian system with no objection from all the other relevant departments of the government. In a letter to Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, the attorney general says that the...
  • Obama vs. Holder - Obama: Do terrorists deserve Miranda rights? "Of course not."

    02/03/2010 2:01:32 PM PST · by milwguy · 11 replies · 674+ views
    weekly standard ^ | 2/3/10 | steven hayes
    In an interview with 60 Minutes last spring, President Obama discussed the handling of captured terrorists and challenged those who claimed the "American system of justice was not up to the task of dealing with these terrorists." Obama said: "I fundamentally disagree with that. Now -- do these folks deserve Miranda rights? Do they deserve to be treated like a shoplifter -- down the block? Of course not." President Obama ought to call Attorney General Eric Holder. In a five-page letter to Senator Mitch McConnell, Holder lays out in exhaustive detail exactly why these folks deserve Miranda rights and why...
  • Holder: It was my decision to charge crotch bomber as civilian

    02/03/2010 12:09:21 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 39 replies · 992+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 3, 2010
    WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday he made the decision to charge the Christmas Day terror suspect in the civilian system with no objection from all the other relevant departments of the government. In a letter to Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, the attorney general wrote that the FBI told its partners in the intelligence community on Christmas Day and again the next day that Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab would be charged criminally.
  • Miranda Rights For Christmas Day Day bomber - Why? - And Who Authorized It?

    02/01/2010 9:22:15 PM PST · by JLWORK · 2 replies · 320+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsRealBlog.com ^ | February 1, 2010 | John L Work
    Any cop, prosecutor, or defense lawyer will tell you that the quickest way to get a suspect to stop talking to you is to read him his Miranda Rights and get him a lawyer. The Obama Department of Justice, under Attorney General Eric Holder, has now begun dancing, two-stepping, ducking and dodging about, in earnest, as to who actually made the Christmas Day decision to Mirandize Muslim Underwear Bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab – and why. It was a terrible mistake, whether he was to be sent to a Civilian Court or handed over for a Military Tribunal. I tell you...
  • OBAMA WAS AGAINST MIRANDIZING TERRORISTS BEFORE HE WAS FOR IT

    01/28/2010 7:46:44 PM PST · by TheFreedomPoster · 2 replies · 161+ views
    THE FREEDOM POST ^ | January 28, 2010 | Matthew Burke
    President Obama has swung full circle on his stance on whether non-citizen terrorists deserve Miranda rights. As you can see from the video clip of the March 22, 2009 edition of 60 Minutes (text below at appx. 2:25 mark), President Obama told CBS's Steve Kroft that he was against providing Miranda rights to enemy combatants, or terrorists. As we all know, the president and his attorney general, Eric Holder, have turned 180 degrees on this, including offering Miranda rights to the Christmas Eve, "underwear", or "crotch" bomber....(VIDEO)
  • Abdulmutallab interrogated for less than an hour; White House defends handling of terrorist case

    01/24/2010 8:58:02 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies · 527+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/24/10 | Byron York
    The White House is not disputing a report that FBI agents questioned accused Northwest Airlines bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab for just 50 minutes before deciding to grant him the right to remain silent and provide him with a court-appointed lawyer -- a decision that led Abdulmutallab to stop talking and provide no more information. The news came in an Associated Press reconstruction of Abdulmutallab's first hours in custody. The AP reported that Abdulmutallab "repeatedly made incriminating statements" to U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents who originally took him into custody. Then Abdulmutallab made more statements to doctors who were treating...
  • Christmas Day Bomber Only Talked to FBI for 50 Minutes!

    01/24/2010 10:03:57 PM PST · by Starman417 · 7 replies · 631+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-24-10 | Mike's America
    Don't tell me we learned all he knew about the plotters in Yemen in one sitting!In August of last year, the Washington Post ran a fascinating article titled "How a Detainee Became An Asset: Sept. 11 Plotter Cooperated After Waterboarding." The article describes the lengthy process that CIA agents went through to extract the intelligence from Khalid Sheikh Mohammed that was vital to stopping future plots and rounding up Al Queda terrorists. Former CIA Director George Tenet declared that this program saved countless lives and was "worth more than the FBI, the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency...
  • Gibbs: 'Right decision' to read underwear bomber his rights

    01/24/2010 8:21:15 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 66 replies · 1,454+ views
    Gibbs: 'Right decision' to read underwear bomber his rights White House press secretary Robert Gibbs Sunday defended the decision to read so-called alleged underwear bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab his Miranda rights after just 50 minutes of interrogation, saying that ”FBI interrogators believe they got valuable intelligence and were able to get all that they could out of him.” “That decision was made by the Justice Department and the FBI by experienced FBI interrogators, Gibbs said on “Fox News Sunday.” “But make no mistake Abdulmutallab was interrogated and valuable information was gotten by those experienced interrogators.” After he was read his...
  • Its The Enemy, Stupid (The National Security Side Of The Brown Win Alert)

    01/19/2010 9:32:59 PM PST · by goldstategop · 15 replies · 692+ views
    National Review ^ | 1/20/2010 | Andy C. McCarthy
    It was health care that nationalized the special election for what we now know is the people’s Senate seat. But it was national security that put real distance between Scott Brown and Martha Coakley. “People talk about the potency of the health-care issue,” Brown’s top strategist, Eric Fehrnstrom, told National Review’s Robert Costa, “but from our own internal polling, the more potent issue here in Massachusetts was terrorism and the treatment of enemy combatants.” There is a powerful lesson here for Republicans, and here’s hoping they learn it. One of the great frustrations of the Bush years was the fact...