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For Public Safety's Sake: What Are Suspects' Rights?

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A Justice Department official said the Boston Marathon bombing suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was not read his Miranda rights before being taken into custody because of a public safety exception. Counterterrorism correspondent Dina Temple-Raston speaks with host Jacki Lyden about the history of the public safety exception and how it will be used in this case.
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