The Holder (Miranda) Backstroke

Attorney General Holder now says the administration believes the Taliban in Pakistan were behind the failed bombing attempt in Times Square. He also admits by his actions that treating terrorist suspects as criminals is not a good idea. He seeks legislatively to expand the public safety exemption to the Miranda rule whereby the authorities can question a suspect before reading him his Miranda rights and still have the evidence thus obtained be admissible in court against him. From Politico:Top Obama administration officials jettisoned the theory that the Times Square terror suspect acted alone on Sunday, revealing that the Taliban in Pakistan - known as Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan - hatched and bankrolled the failed plot.Eric Holder, making his first Sunday shows appearance as Attorney General, told ABC's Jake Tapper on "This Week" that investigators have "now developed evidence that show that the Pakistani Taliban was behind" last weekend's attempted...(Read Full Post)