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Shoe Bomber Richard Reid Was Also Read Miranda Rights

04/04/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Republicans may have a hard time keeping up their talking point about how reading Miranda rights to the Christmas Day bomber represented a dangerous new direction under President Barack Obama.

It turns out that that back in December 2001, Richard Reid -- the "shoe bomber" -- was read or reminded of his Miranda rights four times in two days, beginning five minutes after being taken into custody.

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