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The Suspect Makes Clear He Is Knowingly Waiving His Rights.

From an actual interview.

Investigator:  Well, you know before I ask any questions, I have to advice you of your rights.

Suspect:  Yeah.  I got the right to remain silent.  Got the right to have an attorney.

Investigator:  Ok, but I have to read it out to you, okay?

Later, after the rights were […]

I read this one, and wondered if the Fifth Circuit waiver rules were a two-way circuit…

So the Daily Journal reports that US Attorney’s office is appealing a sentence because of a math error– apparently the judge was given the impression she was giving the maximum, and (says this newspaper report) she wasn’t.

I’m not minimizing the seriousness of the crime– a deputy sheriff using fake traffic stops to shake […]