Bombing Suspect to Be Interrogated Without Hearing Miranda Rights - NECN

Bombing Suspect to Be Interrogated Without Hearing Miranda Rights



    Authorities will question the Boston bombing suspect after invoking a controversial public safety exception (Published Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014)

    (NECN: Alison King, Watertown, Mass.) - A day after the hunt for the remaining suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings gripped Watertown, Massachusetts, residents came out of their homes to share their experiences and start to heal as a community.

    But with 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in custody, the investigation is well on its way to answering questions about Monday's tragedy.

    Authorities have said that a special interrogation team for high value suspects will be brought in to question the alleged bomber without reading him his Miranda rights.

    The controversial decision comes thanks to a rare public safety exception, triggered by the need to protect police and the public from immediate danger.

    Doing so may be useful for the investigation, but the lack of due process rubs some people the wrong way.

    "Nobody wants somebody to get away on technicalities. I totally get that, and I support it," said Dave Krieger, a resident of Watertown. "And at the same time, it's technicalities and process that makes us a free society."

    For more on that decision and the scene in Watertown, watch the attached video.