Aggressive Interrogation Without Miranda Warnings

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  1. Bartimaeus

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    The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case on Wed to decide if the Miranda warnings are needed when and if a suspect is being interrogated about information on another person (info not to be used against the person being interrogated). In 14 years as a Law Enforcement Officer I have put literally hundreds and hundreds of people behind bars (initial arrest) and I never had a problem with giving them the "Miranda". It did many times though give the investigators a go round so to speak when at a later time they tried to question the individuals concerning the crime. I have come to believe these points:

    1) The Miranda warnings are a hallmark of American legal jurisprudence. No other country can present any greater point to protect the rights of the accused.
    2) The Miranda warnings have many times enabled the accused to maintain a personal lawful "zone" of safety from unruly and unjust (unlawful) interrogation.
    3) The Miranda warnings are "hinged" upon the great principle that a man is innocent until proven guilty.

    I am praying that our court will maintain this position and uphold the Miranda warnings. I have lived and seen other nations around the world, I have worked with and operated investigations and police assignments with police of other nations and I hope we can remain true to our Constitutional protections. I am praying we will not slip and slide downward to the level of other Police States.
    May God give our Judges wisdom in this matter.

    Thank You -------Bart
     
  2. Rev. Joshua

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    Bartimaeus - I'm a POST instructor for Interviews & Interrogations (it's a holdover from what I used to do in the Army). With you, I see no reason at all to strike down Miranda. Anyone who is part of a custodial interrogation should be advised of their rights.

    Joshua
     
  3. Mike McK

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    If what a suspect says, even if said in the course of investigating another individual, can be used as evidence against him later, then a clear eplanation of his rights are absolutely necessary.
     
  4. Jeff Weaver

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    Ditto,
    Ditto
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    Ditto.
     
  5. Don

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    Since we're all in agreement, let's wait and see what the Supreme Court says (and pray while we're waiting).

    God help us all if they strike it down.
     
  6. Squire Robertsson

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    It has been noted that the most subversive tv programs seen in authoritarian countries are US police shows. The idea that an arresting officer at any level (local, state, or federal) of law enforcement is required to tell a suspect:
    can be more insidious than the best propaganda.
     
  7. JCLWRB

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    as an mp the miranda rights are preached to us everyday to protect our case and the whole, "innocent until proven guilty"

    [ December 07, 2002, 05:06 AM: Message edited by: JCLWRB ]
     
  8. JCLWRB

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    oops this post was accidental

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    [ December 07, 2002, 05:05 AM: Message edited by: JCLWRB ]
     

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