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Archive for May 9th, 2010

Atty Gen. Eric Holder Favors Modifying Miranda Warning to Give Interrogators More Flexibility

Atty. Gen. Holder on Sunday morning

Atty. Gen. Holder on Sunday morning

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

Atty. Gen. Eric Holder Jr. holder hit the Sunday morning talk show circuit, saying he favors a change in the way Miranda warnings are issued to terror suspects so interrogators have more flexibility.

“I think we have to think about perhaps modifying the rules that interrogators have and some how coming up with something that is flexible and is more consistent with the threat that we now see,” Holder said on Meet The Press.

The statement was in response to the latest case involving terrorist suspect Faisal Shahzad who tried blowing up a car bomb in New York.

Specifically, Holder talked about the public safety exception that was used with Shahzad before he was eventually read his Miranda warning. The exception allows investigators to question a suspect initially to find out if there’s an immediate danger to the public.

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