June 13, 1966. The US Supreme Court rendered a 5-4 decision inthe case of Miranda v Arizona, holding that the Fifth Amendment of the Constitution required warnings before valid statements could be taken by police. The decision has been described as providing basic legal protectionsto persons who might otherwise not be aware of their rights. Ernesto Miranda, the 23-year-old whose name became nationally known, was retried after the Miranda Decision, convicted and sent back to prison. Miranda was stabbed to death in a card game dispute at Phoenix, AZ, in 1976. A suspect in the killing was released by police after he had been read his Miranda rights. Police procedures now routinely require the reading of a prisoners constitutional (Miranda) rights before questioning.
June 13, 2017 all-day