WASHINGTON -- A Justice Department official says the Boston Marathon bombing suspect will not be read his Miranda rights because the government is invoking a public safety exception.
That official and a second person briefed on the investigation says 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will be questioned by a special interrogation team for high-value suspects. The officials spoke on the condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to disclose the information publicly.
Now I am not a lawyer, but I have watched enough Law and Order to pass the Bar (down the street from me, cuz I just have a scotch in my office like Jack), but really what is this Public Safety Exception?
Are we as a country back to the Bush-Cheney tactics, just drop suspects in black holes, or maybe a little waterboarding?
Are Americans back to the revenge fever, please tell me we have learned lessons from 9-11(the hard-way)?