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    samddobermann

    Most people understand the text of Miranda.  They just do not understand what Miranda means.  

    Cops will infer  your intent  to waive rights long as your behavior implies your understanding.  This is how the Miranda admonishment should read.

    In a free country where law enforcement is not permitted to use tactics of brutality and coercion, you have the right to remain silent.  This is your absolute right.  You do not have to say anything.  

    You are suspected of committing a crime.  Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law to prove that you are guilty of committing that crime.

    You have the right to an attorney.  An attorney will help you understand what is happening to you.

    If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed to you.  

    Do you understand these rights as they have been read to you?  Do you understand you have the right to not say anything?  Do you understand you are the subject of a criminal investigation?  

    Do you wish to assert any of your rights?

    ...someday - the armies of bitterness will all be going the same way. And they'll all walk together, and there'll be a dead terror from it. --Steinbeck

    by Seldom Seen on Tue Jun 01, 2010 at 09:17:57 PM PDT

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