None of this is surprising

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April 21, 2013
Unqualified Offerings
by Thoreau  
Posted in Commentary

"The precise timing of when the Miranda warnings are read is not what most bothers me, a non-lawyer. If the suspect has seen a crime drama on TV, he knows what the Miranda warnings are. The precise timing of the ritual reminder is not what bothers me, though it might very well bother a lawyer, and for good reason. You can’t run a system (just or otherwise) without procedure. No, what bothers me is the sorts of actions likely to be undertaken by special interrogation teams who view the Miranda rights (distinct from the reading of the warnings) as a nuisance that get in the way of doing what they’re trying to do." (04/20/13)  

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