BOSTON The surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, has not been read his Miranda rights, which would inform him of his right to an attorney and to not to self incriminate. Officials are invoking a public safety exception.
Harvey Silverglate, Boston defense attorney and prominent civil rights lawyer, joined WBUR’s Morning Edition to offer his perspective.
Boston Marathon Bombing: Significant Developments:
- Monday, April 15: Bombs at the Marathon finish line kill three and injure hundreds more
- Thursday, April 18: Black hat and white hat: FBI releases photos and video of suspects
- Thursday and Friday, April 18-19: MIT police officer is killed; shootout in Watertown; one suspect dies, other escapes
- Friday, April 19: Manhunt for surviving suspect as Boston area is put on lockdown
- Friday evening, April 19: Lockdown lifted; suspect is located and captured in Watertown
- Monday, April 22: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev charged with using a weapon of mass destruction
- Wednesday, May 1: Three college friends of Dzhokhar accused of disposing of backpack
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