Boston suspect Dzhorkar Tsarnaev stopped talking to the FBI once he was read his Miranda rights. He was questioned for 16 hours by investigators, who hadn't finished questioning him and were "surprised when a magistrate judge and a representative from the U.S. Attorney's office entered the hospital room," the AP reports.
All of that sounds "bad no matter your point of view," writes Slate's legal expert Emily Bazelon. If you think Tsarnaev shouldn't have been Mirandized at all, you'll be especially angry to hear it happened before the FBI had finished questioning him. But if you thought Tsarnaev should have been Mirandized immediately, you'll be horrified that he was questioned for 16 hours beforehand.
Bazelon herself is outraged that the "public safety exemption" was stretched so far. The underwear bomber Abdulmullatab was questioned for only 50 minutes under the exemtion before being Mirandized.
Some other unsettling reports concerning Tsarnaev's arrest emerged today. When he was arrested he had no gun on him, and so he did not return the police's fire, as earlier reports alleged. That entirely contradicts earlier reports that the brothers had "an M-4 carbine rifle...two handguns and a BB gun." It seems that they only had one handgun between them.
Via Slate and the AP.