The investigation of last week's bombing at the Boston Marathon continues this morning. A major breakthrough occurred this weekend when law enforcement apprehended suspect Dzhokar Tsarnaev.
Senate Intelligence Committee member Sen. Dan Coats (R-Ind.) told ABC yesterday, "The information we have is that there was a shot to the throat. And it's questionable whether -- when and whether he'll be able to talk again." But it has been reported that he has been answering written questions from police.
Tsarnaev, however, has yet to be read his Miranda rights, which police are usually required to read to suspects in custody before questioning. Miranda includes a right to talk to one's lawyer and the right to not answer questions. Tsarnaev was not read his Miranda rights under a "public safety exception."
The American Civil Liberties Union has objected to the use of this exception. Anthony Romero, the executive director of the ACLU, released a statement saying, "Every criminal defendant has a right to be brought before a judge and to have access to counsel. We must not waver from our tried-and-true justice system, even in the most difficult of times. Denial of rights is un-American and will only make it harder to obtain fair convictions."
John Radsan, founder and director of the National Security Forum, joins The Daily Circuit to discuss how the questioning of Tsarnaev will proceed.