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In 1966 the Miranda v Arizona case was about a man named Ernesto Miranda who was convicted of kidnapping and raping an 18 year old year woman The reason why this case was taken to the US Supreme Court was because Miranda was not told of his right to remain silent or his right to ask for an attorney As a result the Miranda rights were made so that every police officer in the US would have to read a suspect their rights once they are in police custody So in the Miranda v Arizona case the court ruled that any person that is a suspect in a case needs to be aware of their 5th Amendment rights before giving a statement to police One night in Arizona an eighteen year old girl was kidnapped on her way home from work A stranger took her in his car and drove out to a desert where he raped her and then drove her back and dropped off near her home Later when telling the story of her attack she was able to describe him as a Mexican in his late twenties who wore glasses and drove either a Ford or Chevrolet car made in the early 1950s About a week later the girl and her step-brother spotted the car that she believed was used in her attack It turned out that the car that she saw belonged to Twila N Hoffman the girlfriend of her attacker Ernesto Miranda Ernesto Miranda had already had a criminal background and served one year in jail for attempted rape so he was put in a line-up to be correctly identified as the person who kidnapped and raped the young girl that night Although the victim did not positively identify him Miranda was taken in for questioning While being questioned Miranda was asked to make a confession Although he was not forced by detectives into signing his confession he
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