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Miranda v. Arizona

By January 31, 2014

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Ernesto Miranda, the center of the highly publicized Supreme Court case, died on January 31, 1976 after wounds from a bar fight. He had been released from prison after having been convicted a second time for rape and kidnapping once his case had been overturned by the Supreme Court ruling. The Court's decision in Miranda v. Arizona created the "Miranda Rights" that anyone who watches a police procedure television show knows by heart. While reading the accused their rights seems like no big deal today, the decision was highly controversial at the time. It was argued that by informing the accused of their rights would harm public safety.

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February 9, 2014 at 11:47 pm
(1) law&order says:

Funny? That is just confusing, suspects only have to be advised of their rights if you are questioning them directly about a crime, or they are under arrest for a felony, it’s the self incrimination that makes/or breaks the case.

February 17, 2014 at 12:52 am
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