Originally Posted by DivineLegion
Yes, but don't they have to read you your rights before you are taken into custody?
It seems from the article that I read, that he is being held as an enemy combatant, and is therefore subject to unempeded interrogation.
What worrys me is, what defines an enemy combatant? If you are a precived threat as inclined by the the state, are they free to detain you without due process?
You don't get read your rights before taken into custody. You're in custody as soon as the cuffs go on. They read you the rights so you know anything they prompt out of you (if you spew it willingly, Miranda doesn't necessarily come into play) can be used against you in court.
As I understand it, they're holding off on the Miranda reading for the time being so they can try to force him to talk about any more explosives or existing threats. Those aren't things that would necessarily be part of the prosecution so they risk nothing by not reading him beforehand. Once they deem him no longer a threat, though, they'd have to read before they could start asking him questions and trying to get a confession about the actual bombings and whatnot.
Things I learned in my last stay at a Holiday Inn Express.