From 1850 to 1950 the government slowly, over time, stopped teaching civil personal rights in the classroom, dumbing down our children and the populace. When you don’t know your rights, you lose them. Here are two civil rights every person should know. All police officers must read to you a Miranda Warning to comply with a preventive criminal procedure rule that law enforcement is required to administer to protect an individual who is in custody (definition of custody: “The care and keeping of anything; as when an article is said to be in the custody of the court. Or under lawful control,” Black’s Law Dictionary) and subject to direct questioning or its functional equivalent from a violation of his or her Fifth Amendment right against compelled self-incrimination, Miranda v. Arizona, 1966. This was a landmark decision of the US Supreme Court.
Letter to the Editor: Know your rights