By Anonymous - United States - Savage
Today, I finally got to conduct my first questioning of a suspect, who had been arrested in connection with a car theft. As I recited the Miranda warning to him, my mind went totally blank, and after a few seconds, he sarcastically continued the speech for me. FML
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  valalvax  |  13

Who doesn't know the Miranda rights

You have the right to remain silent, anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney, if you cannot afford one one will be appointed to you by the state at no cost to you

  allforyoux3  |  25

78 - OP is, obviously, either a detective or a uniformed cop, and both are very difficult jobs where you have a lot to learn, memorize, and are constantly under pressure. Can't really blame the guy for going blank.

  browniegrl  |  4

YDI for two reasons:
1: it's only 4 sentences that anyone who has ever watched a cop show could probably recite.
2: they are rights, not warnings. If you don't know the difference, you shouldn't be an officer.

  Sputnikspak  |  13

The Wikipedia entry (and most other entries I've seen of it in law books), say Miranda Warning (also sometimes known as Miranda Rights). It's also sometimes called 'being read your rights' or 'being given your rights'. It comes from a case of Ernesto Miranda vs. State of Arizona, basically about a man who was convicted because of self-incriminating confessions he made while he was questioned by police, without knowing his fifth and sixth amendment rights.

I probably couldn't recite the rights off of the top of my head, but I'm a Canadian who doesn't really watch a lot of cop shows. Haven't you ever had a moment where you've gone blank on something you're supposed to remember? Happens all the time. (I get it pretty often because I have Lupus and that likes to mess around with your memory, I have trouble remembering names a lot).

  HelloSirs  |  14

@96 Damn, there goes my self confidence. You know, there is a button for such an event. It's shaped like a thumb, pointing downwards, and saves you the trouble of typing ;).

  skoob1  |  12

Hmm. My memory goes blank under pressure due to a variety of self diagnosed twenty first century mental disorders that originate from the inability, or rather, unwillingness to pay attention to things that aren't particularly interesting. Therefore, I do not remember things that are simply stated in my general direction unless I find it interesting enough to supplement the usually useless imaginative scenario that is going through my head at a particular moment. So ha! My inability to remember things is justified too, right? And now I've lost my train of thought, and am wondering why I am even posting this in the first place, but I've already written too many sentences and I doubt anyone will actually read this comment anyway.

  Brandonep  |  13

We are a free country as in we are a sovereign nation: no country can make us their colony. You do have the right to become an attorney, but it has nothing to do with the declaration of independence, constitution, etc.