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  •  probably ends (5+ / 0-)

    when they're sure there aren't any explosives left to go off. He needs to come clean on that - and I think he will, he's young and scared.

    (Is it time for the pitchforks and torches yet?)

    by PJEvans on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 08:21:04 PM PDT

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    •  Correct (11+ / 0-)

      There's not really any firm time limit on the Quarles exception. They won't read him his rights, and have no need to do so, until they are satisfied that he cannot provide information necessary to preserve the public safety. As I mentioned in another diary, this really is what the Quarles exception is for: are there other bombers? are there more bombs? When the man you have in custody detonated IEDs at a major public event and lobbed a trail of homemade explosives at pursuing police ... those are really important questions.

      The Quarles exception doesn't permit you do to terrible things to the guy you have in custody if he doesn't answer those questions, though. And, really, I don't have any reason to expect they'll treat this guy poorly. No one involved in this case is going to do anything that isn't well established legal conduct.

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      by Serpents Choice on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 08:26:27 PM PDT

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      •  Thanks, again, for the explanation of the (0+ / 0-)

        Quarles exception. I understand that LE is allowed to hold an individual as a safeguard of public safety.

        It's harder for me to understand the advantage--in this case--of doing so.

        It's not as if cooperating now will make this all go away, even lenience in sentencing is a big reach.

        If he is convicted of taking part in the bombing, engaging in two shoot outs with police and other crimes, any "assistance" he offers now will likely look pretty miniscule by comparison.

        That said, based on everything we know, the law enforcement system is working as well here as it ever has.

        It's inspiring to compare the response here to the B-movie flailing of the Dubya regime.

        It matters not how small the beginning may seem to be: what is once well done is done forever. Henry David Thoreau, in Civil Disobedience

        by Had Enough Right Wing BS on Sat Apr 20, 2013 at 07:12:39 AM PDT

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    •  Key point (3+ / 0-)
      he's young and scared
      The kid is not a hardened operative.

      "Mitt who? That's an odd name. Like an oven mitt, you mean? Oh, yeah, I've got one of those. Used it at the Atlas Society BBQ last summer when I was flipping ribs."

      by Richard Cranium on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 08:26:52 PM PDT

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