Ernesto Miranda Trial Essay

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Khafren Smith

Ernesto Miranda was a spanish lower class citizen born and raised in Arizona. As a child Miranda had problems in grade school, a little while after Miranda’s mother died. After his mother died Miranda lost connections with the rest of his family. His criminal record began during his 8th grade year. During the next year, he was arrested and convicted of burglary and was sentenced to be sent to a reform school for one year. About a month from his reform school he committed a crime and was sent back to reform school. The second time he was released he relocated to Los Angeles. Not too long after Miranda arrived in Los Angeles he was arrested there. After 2 and a half ...view middle of the document...

With this information the police tracked down Ernesto Miranda.

On March 13, Police officers on the case; Officer Carroll Cooley and Wilfred Young went to Miranda’s home and brought him to the police station. When he asked them why he was being brought the the police station the officers did not reply. Even though the police did not charge Miranda with anything he remained calm and showed no signs of guilt. Later when they arrived at the police station they brought him to a room they called the “sweat room”. This is the room where the police officers try to make the suspect anxious and nervous. While in the sweat room the officers asked about another robbery in which Miranda fit the description, as well as the rape of Jane Doe. He denied have a part in either crime. Usually in sweat rooms cops tried whatever methods they could usually by playing “good cop, bad cop”. But with this case the officers didn’t let Miranda know what they already knew. Miranda was put into a lineup and identified by Jane Doe and Barbara Roe the victim Miranda’s first crime, a robbery. When the officers brought Miranda back into the sweat room he asked how he did. Officer Cooley responded, “Not too good, Ernie”. Jane Doe and Barbara Roe asked to hear his voice to confirm it was actually Miranda. They both positively identified Ernesto Miranda as their attackers. Miranda was then put under arrest and charged for the kidnapping and rape of Jane Doe and robbery of Barbara Roe. Under the United States Constitution every American has certain rights. This following statement is described in the 5th amendment of the constitution. Which include not being able to incriminate themselves or provide evidence that can possibly lead to their conviction. The following statement is described in the 6th amendment of the constitution. Criminals that have been accused also have the right to an attorney. Making an assumption that Miranda already knew his...

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