The Reformer Editorial today.

The Reformer Editorial today.

Posted in the Brattleboro Forum


Bennington, VT

#1 Apr 29, 2013
The Reformer and most people have a fundamental misunderstanding about Miranda rights. In the case of the Boston bomber, if he had not been given his Miranda warnings the worst that could happpen would be that the evidence produced would not be available to use against him at trial. Since they already had enough evidence to convict him, the use of the Miranda warnings was a very bad mistake by our Justice Dept. I am sorry to say that a lot of lawyers don't really understand the implications of Miranda as well. Many people think a failure to give the warning will result in the inability to prosecute. That is not true. It is simply about the use of evidence at trial and any evidence garnered through other means remains untainted by a failure to give the Miranda warning.

Burlington, VT

#2 Apr 29, 2013
facts aren't allowed anymore in the USA, we opperate on emotional hysteria from basket cases.
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#3 Apr 29, 2013
He needs to be water boarded at Abu Ghraib!

Newton Center, MA

#4 Apr 29, 2013
and the emotions are played on to get the basket cases to have em accept more tyranny, more infringments on freedom.
ain't that right mikey?

the sheep think they have rights but not only doesn't know what they are (and they Often waive them) but also they don't know or care where they come from which is the key point addressed in the Declaration of Independence. Oh and there's that 3rd Wizard of Oz thing, the Courage to stand up for them.
They'll stupidly say that their rights come from the Constitution. It doesn't give us our rights but enumerates some of them in the Bill of Rights and legally reiterates what the Dec. of Ind. says about the origin of rights since that prior engagement/document is included into the Constitution via Article VI clause 1.

'Am I Free To Go?'

"It's a Trick, We Always Use It." (calling people "anti-Semitic")
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