You Have The Right To Understand Miranda
The landmark case of Miranda v. Arizona
turns 50 this year. From Jack Lord to Peter Falk, from Jerry Orbach to Mariska Hargitay, during these five decades television cops have unvaryingly begun to intone, “You have the right to remain silent…” the moment their suspect is handcuffed. Nothing could be more clear-cut than the rule of Miranda … as seen on TV. However, real police stations and courtrooms are different.