The first line of the Miranda warning, the spiel cops are supposed to read before arresting and interrogating a suspect, goes “You have the right to remain silent, anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law.” But do you really have the right to remain silent?
Berghuis, Warden v. Thompkins
“After advising respondent Thompkins of his rights, in full compliance with Miranda v. Arizona, 384 U. S. 436, Detective Helgert and another Michigan officer interrogated him about a shooting in which one victim died.”
Salinas v. Texas
“Without being placed in custody or receiving Miranda warnings, petitioner voluntarily answered the questions of a police officer who was investigating a murder.”
England Limits The right To Silence And Moves Towards An Inquisitorial System of Justice
“Britain’s Parliament has adopted Prime Minister John Major’s proposal to significantly curtail the right to silence.”
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