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Miranda vs Arizona

Discussion in 'History Forum' started by Salty, Jul 17, 2013.

  1. Salty

    Salty 20,000 Posts Club
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    The Miranda case came to the SCOTUS in 1966. In a 5-4 ruling it was determined that LEO must specify certain rights (remain silent, lawyer, ect).
    The case began on 13 Mar 63 when Miranda sexuality assaulted a 17 year old girl.

    After having the original conviction thrown out, Miranda was retried in 1967 - he was sentenced to 20-30 years. He was paroled in 1972.
    After his release, he returned to his neighborhood and made a living by autographing "Miranda Cards" given to suspects.

    On 31 Jan 78, Miranda was stabbed to death at a bar.

    Did the SCOTUS make a good decision back in 1966?
     
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    We have that for a reason. So that we won't violate the rights of others. We all have rights. Whether we like it or not, so does the person that has done the wrong.
    If we do not read people their rights, then we would be violating them. Sad but true!
     
  3. Salty

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    Hmmm, I think that criminals should be required to read the rights to their victims - and if they dont......
     
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