Two public figures from Michigan figure prominently in a Wall Street Journal story about Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's arraignment from his hospital bed, exploring the issue of whether the arraignment disrupted interrogators' wish to further interrogate Tsarnaev under the public safety exception to Miranda. From "Judge Made Call to Advise Suspect of Rights -- FBI Wanted to Question Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Further Under Public-Safety Exception:"
"There will be more instances like this, and we will need to have a much better understanding about what is appropriate," House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R., Mich.) said in an interview Thursday. "We have a long-standing tradition that the judiciary does not interfere with investigations. This sets a very dangerous precedent."
Andrew Arena, the former head of the Detroit office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation when it handled the case of the plane "underwear bomber'' in 2009, said he thought the Boston case was handled properly.
"When you bring the judge into it, that's what's going to happen. They don't work for the Justice Department, they don't work for Capitol Hill, they are going to do what they are legally obligated to do,'' said Mr. Arena. "I think [investigators] got what they were going to get out of him, anyway.''