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Federal Judge Cuts Short Questioning Of Jokar

From Fox News:

Tamerlan Tsarnaev vowed to die for Islam; judge may have prematurely stopped brother’s interrogation, sources say

By Megyn Kelly | April 25, 2013

EXCLUSIVE: Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev sent text messages to his mother as early as 2011 suggesting he was willing to die for Islam, the FBI told lawmakers this week according to two officials with knowledge of the Capitol Hill briefing…

The FBI filed a federal criminal complaint against [Dzhokhar Tsarnaev] on Sunday, and federal District Court Judge Marianne Bowler arrived at the hospital where he is being treated to preside over his initial hearing Monday, when she read him his Miranda rights.

But Fox News’ sources say there was confusion about Bowler’s timing, with some voicing concerns that investigators were not given enough time to question Dzhokhar under the "public safety exception" invoked by the Justice Department.

Two officials with knowledge of the FBI briefing on Capitol Hill said the FBI was against stopping the investigators’ questioning and was stunned that the judge, Justice Department prosecutors and public defenders showed up, feeling valuable intelligence may have been sacrificed as a result.

The FBI had been questioning Tsarnaev for 16 hours before the judge called a start to the court proceeding, officials familiar with the Capitol Hill briefing told Fox News…

Some Republican lawmakers have criticized the Obama administration for deciding against treating Tsarnaev as an enemy combatant, which would allow more time for interrogating him. The public safety exception to Miranda lasts only 48 hours…

In actuality, Miranda can be withheld forever. All that would mean is that any statements made by the suspect could not be used against him in his trial.

But even the Associated Press supports the Fox News story:

AP sources: Boston bomb suspect says brother recruited him, goes silent after Miranda warning

BOSTON — Sixteen hours after investigators began interrogating him, the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings went silent: he’d just been read his constitutional rights.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev immediately stopped talking after a magistrate judge and a representative from the U.S. Attorney’s office entered his hospital room and gave him his Miranda warning, according to four officials of both political parties briefed on the interrogation. They insisted on anonymity because the briefing was private.

Before being advised of his rights, the 19-year-old suspect told authorities that his older brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, only recently had recruited him to be part of the attack that detonated pressure-cooker bombs at the marathon finish line, two U.S. officials said…

In other words, Jokar had been singing like a bird, but a federal District Court Judge named Marianne Bowler rushed in to shut him up. What a surprise.

We wonder what Judge Bowler’s political persuasions are.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Thursday, April 25th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

5 Responses to “Federal Judge Cuts Short Questioning Of Jokar”

  1. Astravogel

    “Bring in the clowns.”

  2. I wonder the ordered the Judge in?

    He didn’t just show up on his own.

    /stupid question

  3. preparing4theworst

    Maybe the FBI should have filed a criminal complaint against the judge….

    • preparing4theworst

      …and maybe the survivors can file a civil suit against the judge for aiding and abetting…


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