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

  1. John D.:
    While I no doubt believe that Miranda did SOME good, in lieu of how crime has evolved since then, I think it’s helped the criminals (more) rather than everyone else.

    Great Jack Webb video.
    Love that old school style.

    Stay safe out there.

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