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.


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

  1. Miranda made a small living out of autographing Phoenix-area coppers’ Miranda cards, till he was murdered in a bar fight in the 1980s. I guess he didn’t turn his life far enough around.


  2. John D.:
    In some crazy way, I sorta DO miss those pre-Miranda days.
    I think it managed to let a lot of worms out of a lot of cans.

    To me, it was the snowball that was kicked down the mountain.
    Love the Joe Friday video, too…excellent!
    (some of the best dialogue the small creen ever had)

    Good post.

    Roll safe out there.


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