Obama Administration Considers Relaxing Miranda Rights of Citizens
In response to criticism of it’s handling of terror suspect Faisal Shahzad, the Obama Administration is seeking a “broad exception” to the “public safety exception” of the Miranda rules.
Appearing on Sunday’s “Meet The Press,” U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder discussed working with Congress to relax the “public safety exception” when it comes to reading suspects their Miranda Rights. Holder is looking for more flexibility for law enforcement to deal with international terrorism. The increased flexibility Holder wants includes delays in Mirandizing suspects they can be questioned for much longer without being Mirandized and their pre-Miranda statements could be used in a court of law against the suspect.
According to the Washington Post, Holder’s statements indicate a significant change in administration policy in response to charges of being too willing to Mirandize terror suspects.
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