- Associated Press - Thursday, April 21, 2016

PHOENIX (AP) - The Arizona Capitol Museum is marking the upcoming 50th anniversary of a U.S. Supreme Court decision that requires police officers to warn arrested people that they have a right to remain silent.

The May 2 event will feature a discussion of the landmark Miranda decision and items from the case, including a copy of a handwritten confession that was famously tossed out by the court.

The decision sprang from the arrest of Ernesto Miranda in Phoenix.

Miranda was convicted of kidnapping and raping an 18-year-old woman in Phoenix, but the Supreme Court concluded his rights against self-incrimination and to have an attorney present in the interrogation room weren’t protected.

The court made the decision on June 13, 1966.

Miranda was later convicted again of raping and kidnapping the 18-year-old.


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