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View Diary: Miranda Rights and the Bombing Suspect (106 comments)

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  •  "Reading one his Miranda rights" is a misnomer. (0+ / 0-)

    Police need to obtain a Miranda waiver. That is, the suspect is informed of his right and males a knowing, intelligent, and voluntary decision to waive his rights.

    If that waiver is invalid, e.g., because it was coerced or because the suspect didn't understand his rights, then it doesn't matter if the police informed the suspect of his rights, the State can't use his statements at trial.

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