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should I be worried that glenn beck agrees with me?

Posted on 2010.05.05 at 07:24
where am I: the green fields of amerikay
How I feel about it all: discontentgrr, argh
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“I hope that [Attorney General Eric] Holder did discuss this with the intelligence community. If they believe they got enough from him, how much more should they get? Did they Mirandize him? I know he’s an American citizen but still.” — Rep. Peter King (R-NY), in a Politico interview

You read that right. He actually said 'but still'. Um. But still what?

And besides, Miranda has NOTHING WHATSOEVER to do with citizenship. It has to do with being in America. Land of the free, home of the brave, remember? Everyone gets Mirandized--white collar criminals and Mafia hit men and serial killers and kids caught with half a joint on them and axe murderers and child rapists and Bernie Madoff--because this is America. What part of "due process" does Rep. King not understand? If a suspect isn't Mirandized, it's entirely possible that s/he will be able to cry foul and walk away.

And the answer is yes, they did Mirandize Faisal Shahzad, after first questioning him under the public safety clause that allows for delaying Miranda. And he talked, before and after.

Source is here.

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newleaf31
newleaf31 at 2010-05-05 17:06 (UTC) ()
Worse still: John McCain said on TV that they absolutely should NOT have Mirandized Shahzad. And when he found out they did, he said he thought it was "a big mistake." Republicans: "Ah, the hell with civil rights. They harsh too hard on my hate."
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2010-05-05 20:07 (UTC) ()

Johnny we hardly knew ye

Yeah, I was going to mention McCain. What planet is he living on, anyway? Or maybe the question is more about what century he's living in. This is a guy who almost died in the service of his country. Now he wants to just handwave parts of the constitution he fought so hard to uphold? I do not get it. Apparently it's all about getting re-elected for him.
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