Class Warfare Blog

April 30, 2013

Miranda Rights and Wrongs

Filed under: The Law — Steve Ruis @ 8:13 am
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More than a few pundits and politicians are bemoaning the fact that the Boston Marathon Bombing suspect was read his Miranda Rights. If they only had delayed in doing that, they could have interrogated him more effectively, they say.

These people seem to think that these rights are something one doesn’t have until they are spoken to them after the commission of a crime. In actuality, the rights exist whether they are spoken or not. Only the suspect’s ignorance would lead him to talk when he doesn’t have to. And, if the popularity of shows like CSI and all of the other “police procedurals” are any evidence, I don’t see how anyone could not be aware of this.

So why are our politicians ignorant of this fact or are they just duplicitous?

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2 Comments »

  1. Probably because they are closet fascists.

    Comment by History of Capitalism — May 1, 2013 @ 2:52 pm | Reply

    • ‘dyuh think? These damned senators and congressmen act like they are in charge. Amazing. They keep decrying the “jack booted thugs” of government without checking their own footwear.

      Comment by stephenpruis — May 1, 2013 @ 3:09 pm | Reply


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