this day in crime history: june 13, 1966


On this date in 1966, the US Supreme Court decided Miranda v. Arizona. This decision would result in the warning given to criminal suspects that cops, crooks, and fans of police procedurals know by heart.

Further reading:

Opinion of the U.S. Supreme Court, June 13, 1966

Wikipedia – Miranda v. Arizona

For those who miss the pre-Miranda days, here’s a little taste of how it was done old school by Sergeant Joe Friday in the 1954 big-screen version of Dragnet.

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7 thoughts on “this day in crime history: june 13, 1966

  1. State of Arizona v. Ernesto Miranda, 1966, is an interesting case involving the dirtbag.
    Better yet is a cute story that nobody in law enforcement will ever take credit for, where one night at 2am, a sweaty greasy, filthy loudmouth, left a bar, was talking loud to some women in the street of how he was gong to rape them. Then urinated in public. He walked into an alley, and a single gunshot was heard. Someone telephoned the police. When units arrived, Ernesto Miranda was lying dead in the alley, a single 158 grain .357 caliber bullet projectile (just like the police use) through his heart. On his forehead was a card. It read, “You have the right to remain silent…”

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