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May 17th, 2010
08:00 AM ET

Are Shahzad's rights being violated?

(CNN) – Federal authorities are saying Times Square bombing suspect Faisal Shahzad has been doing a lot of talking since he was arrested, willingly giving all kinds of information to investigators.

It's already been 14 days since he was taken into custody and he still hasn't seen the inside of a courtroom. Our Allan Chernoff has the report.


Filed under: Terrorism • U.S.
soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. julie

    Miranda? Give me a break, this will be used later in our crooked court system for some dang defense for some idiot "wanna be fame" droned lawyer or maybe some dream team.
    This guy is a weasel, but much information that could be used for the welfare of our troops. weigh the odds, his rights or welfare of many? As long as they are getting information from him he lost any rights for what he has tried to do. If this was my son, I would only ask if I could pull the switch when they fry him.

    May 18, 2010 at 5:09 am |
  2. Liz Carter in Georgia

    Shahdads' rights may be being violated due to his own request to forego the MIRANDA RIGHT READING. He's telling everything anyway it seems! SO HE DOESN'T WANT TO REMAIN SILENT, ANYWAY. Now terrorists like OSAMA BIN LADEN and the 911 perpetrators may have had VISAS. Some only had SCHOOL VISAS! They had not been given AMERICAN CITIZENSHIP, nor did they have any intentions on becoming AMERICAN CITIZENS! That is the exact type of TERRORIST/CRIMINAL that I feel wouldn't have been entitled to that 'PRIVY RIGHT'!

    May 17, 2010 at 10:04 pm |
  3. Liz Carter in Georgia

    I think that the MIRANDA RIGHTS should be read to ALL AMERICAN CITIZENS. If they are arrested and interrogated for any ALLEGED reason, even TERRORISTIC ACTS, they are still AMERICAN CITIZENS; EITHER NATURALIZED or LEGALLY CITIZENIZED. FAISAL SHAHDAD was given citizenship by the FEDS a while back. Had he been charged with this same or any other crime, and had not gained citizenship, I wouldn't think he'd be entitled to the reading of MIRANDA RIGHTS! I BELIEVE THEY SHOULD BE READ TO AMERICAN CITIZENS ONLY!

    May 17, 2010 at 9:37 pm |
  4. Ralph Moerschbacher

    The slime ball has no rights. He doesn't need to be mirandized as he is a terrorist not a criminal. Let us treat the enemy like the enemy, not a misguided person.

    May 17, 2010 at 2:13 pm |
  5. john doe

    YES he has "RIGHTS", Now, Let's change the law to say this, When a citizen does a act such as what happened!!! That citizen has and will surrender all civil right's upon arrest!!! HMMM not bad huh!!! USA is the way!!!

    May 17, 2010 at 10:59 am |
  6. don

    You have to be kidding me.
    Rights? Wise up people. He is an enemy combatant.
    Just because he was in Time Square doesn't change that.

    This animal doesn't not deserve to enjoy our freedoms / rights. He rejected all that Amreica stands for when he decided to try to blow us up.

    May 17, 2010 at 9:16 am |
  7. mike sey

    Americans are wasting a huge amount of energy talking about restricting Miranda rights etc. I doubt it makes much difference to a terror suspect whether he is mirandized or not. Either he decides to spill his guts as in this case or he clams up.

    If he clams up, mirandized or not, what then? This debate really is not about the right to remain silent but is just cover for re-adopting waterboarding, coercian and torture as official US interrogation policy and practice.

    And you can bet once that genii is out of the bottle it'll start cropping up all over the place( like tasering ) in everything from fraud cases to traffic violations.

    May 17, 2010 at 8:37 am |