Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Miranda Rights

(Excerpt) PLEASE READ FULL ARTICLE, so important to us all....

In the landmark Miranda case, the Supreme Court ruled that the Constitution’s guarantee against self-incrimination required that police warn criminal suspects about their right to remain silent and to have a lawyer present when they are taken into custody for questioning.

Writing for the 5-to-4 majority, Justice Sonia Sotomayor explained that “children cannot be viewed simply as miniature adults” and said “a reasonable child subjected to police questioning will sometimes feel pressured to submit when a reasonable adult would feel free to go.”

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