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  •  Thats what the public safety exception is about (7+ / 0-)

    Without the exception anything he says can't be used against him... with the exception what he said is 100% admissible.

    The limit to this is that the pre-Miranda questions have to be about public safety.. like "Are there bombs planted elsewhere in Boston?"  "Are there other individuals working to carry out other attacks?" "Are there any connections overseas that are planning attacks inside or outside the US?" etc.  

    What they can't do is use the "public safety exception" and start asking him things like "Was this your idea of your brothers?"  "Where did you buy the weapons we found in your apartment?"  "When did your brother start talking about Jihad?" ....stuff like that.  That would be tossed out if he hadn't been Mirandized.

    Красота спасет мир --F. Dostoevsky

    by Wisper on Thu Apr 25, 2013 at 07:58:17 AM PDT

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