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You Have the Right...
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     challenging words:    arrestees, incriminate, interrogators, ruling, verdict, suspect, presented, insure, intend, conviction, provided, warning, convict, attorney, citizen, remain
     content words:    United States Supreme Court, Ernesto Miranda, United States Constitution, Fifth Amendment, States Supreme Court, Supreme Court, United States, Great Britain, States Constitution


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You Have the Right...
By Jane Runyon
  

1     Do you watch police shows on television? Have you seen the police arresting someone on these shows? If you have, then you have probably heard them "Mirandizing" the person arrested. When the police arrest people they plan to question, they must read them their rights. They say something like this:
 
2     You have the right to remain silent. If you give up that right, anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney and to have an attorney present during questioning. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be provided to you at no cost.
 
3     These words are known as the Miranda warning. The United States Supreme Court ruled in 1966 that the police must let arrestees know their rights before they can be questioned about their actions. It all came about because of a case that occurred in the state of Arizona.

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