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The Miranda's Rights : The Bill Of Rights

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The Bill of Rights were created in 1789 and conveyed to the Legislatures twelve amendments to the constitution to include the 5th which covers American people from self-incrimination. It was the year 1966 when the United States Supreme court ruled in the case of Miranda v. Arizona. The Miranda Rights are covered by the Fifth Amendment. This right declares that a person must be read their rights after they have been arrested and before they can be questioned. The Miranda Warning protects the innocent as well as the guilty from self-incrimination, when taken in custody the individual must be told the following:
• You have the right to remain silent
• Anything you say can and will be used in the court of law
• You have the right to an attorney
• If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed for you.
If you have watched police shows you will notice that police officers try to abuse their power and coerce suspects into giving false confessions. There have been cases in the news and newspapers where suspects have been forced to make confessions because they feel like they are being forced by police officers to answer questions, or feel that it will make things easier on them if they cooperate (is what police officers tell them). The Miranda Warning helps keep the checks and balances. Reality Winner is an Air Force veteran and ex-National Security Administration contractor who has been indicted under the Espionage Act for leaking a NASA top-secret document.
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