No Quick Miranda Warning Needed for Domestic Terror Suspects Under New FBI Rules
Posted Mar 24, 2011 6:31 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss
Domestic terrorism suspects may be questioned without an immediate Miranda warning under FBI rules adopted in December.
The Wall Street Journal (sub. req.) obtained a copy of the FBI memorandum outlining the policy. It allows the delayed warning in “exceptional cases” when interrogation is needed “to collect valuable and timely intelligence not related to any immediate threat," the story says. The questioning would first have to be approved by FBI supervisors and Justice Department lawyers.
Justice Department spokesman Matthew Miller told the Wall Street Journal that the policy allows questioning without warning if it is “reasonably prompted by immediate concern for the safety of the public or the agents."
The story says President Obama had criticized the Bush administration for abandoning criminal procedures for terrorism suspects. “He has since embraced many of the same policies while devising additional ones—to the disappointment of civil-liberties groups that championed his election,” the article says.
In one example, the administration recently adopted formal procedures for military trials at Guantanamo Bay. Before taking office, Obama had signed an order to close the facility, the Atlantic points out in an article entitled “President Zigzag.” Obama said he needed to allow the trial because Congress blocked his plan to transfer Guantanamo prisoners to the United States for trial, the New York Times reported earlier this month.
Source -- http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/no_quick_miranda_warning_needed_for_domestic_terror_suspects_under_new_fbi_/From M.o.1 -- This has MASSIVE implications for Americans as more basic rights are slowly taken away yet no one is paying attention because it is happening so slowly and in little steps. Not only this but what is the definition of "terrorism" since 9/11? According to the Department of Homeland Security, the definition of "terrorism" is:"the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear"Does this not leave open HUGE doors here? By covering the aspects of "religious, political or ideological" , they have virtually covered their basis for rounding people up under the banner of terrorism for ANYTHING! Now, they are looking to strip away the rest of the rights of the people of this nation? THIS IS A POLICE STATE! It's happening all around you but you're not paying attention!By the time you care, it will be TOO LATE! The time for waiting needs to stop!