Miranda Warnings for Terror Suspects?
by Bill Otis
Since the capture of Ahmed Khan Rahami for the weekend bombing in NYC that injured 29 people, it has become clear that Rahami is a Jihadist.
A couple of years ago, his father said point-blank that he was a terrorist; he has traveled abroad to become steeped in radicalism, and his social media writings suggest the typical Jihadist hatred for the United States.
For fifty years, we have been required to give Miranda warnings to suspected criminals undergoing custodial questioning. The question is whether that requirement should be extended beyond the standard criminal to a man more appropriately looked upon as an enemy combatant.