Monday, May 2, 2011

Miranda rights? What about the "children"??

http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-birckhead-miranda-20110502,0,3446986.story


(Excerpt-PLEASE READ FULL ARTICLE)



The case involved a 13-year-old boy, J.D.B., who was questioned by police at his middle school about local break-ins. According to prosecutors, the juvenile court judge and the North Carolina appellate courts, the boy had no right to be told that he could remain silent and have a lawyer because he was not "in custody"; only custodial interrogation triggers the duty to give the warning, as established by Miranda vs. Arizona in 1966.

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