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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
The British version

The British also accept the totality of the evidence.

In American courts, the jury could see a video of a man committing murder but if the defense proves he didn’t receive his Miranda rights, the judge will dismiss the case.

41 posted on 01/20/2013 7:05:08 AM PST by MosesKnows
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To: MosesKnows
-- ... if the defense proves he didn't receive his Miranda rights, the judge will dismiss the case. --

Only if statements by the accused are part of the evidence in the trial. Failure to Mirandize results in suppression of evidence. If the ONLY evidence is a confession, then the case disappears along with the evidence. But, you postulated an independent video, and that evidence isn't suppressed on account of the accused giving a confession before being told he has the right to remain silent.

42 posted on 01/20/2013 7:10:17 AM PST by Cboldt
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In American courts, a failure to read a suspect his Miranda rights would not bar prosecution, it would only prevent the introduction of the defendants statements in response to police questions, as well as any evidence the police uncover as a result of such questioning. Regardless of Miranda warnings, anything the suspect volunteered to police is admissible.
56 posted on 01/20/2013 7:47:37 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Please, don't tell Obama what comes after a trillion.)
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To: MosesKnows
In American courts, a failure to read a suspect his Miranda rights would not bar prosecution, it would only prevent the introduction of the defendants statements in response to police questions, as well as any evidence the police uncover as a result of such questioning. Regardless of Miranda warnings, anything the suspect volunteered to police is admissible.
57 posted on 01/20/2013 7:47:54 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Please, don't tell Obama what comes after a trillion.)
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