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"May be used against you"

 
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sdgrand



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:44 pm    Post subject: "May be used against you" Reply with quote

I have an indistinct memory of a series of radio programs broadcast during the late 1930s and/or 1940s; they were detective stories but I cannot remember whether the detective was a private detective or was a governmental employee. At the end of each show, when the bad guy had been apprehended and was about to be interrogated, the interrogator would make a statement to the effect that "I must warn you that anything you say may be used against you."

My memory also tells me that the program was sponsored by Philip Morris and the ads featured Johnny and his "caaalll for Phillip Morrrris". Confirmation of my memory in any regard, and amplification of the details - like name of the program - will be much appreciated. By the way, I have "googled" the warning words with no success.
Thanks in advance, Shel
Sheldon Grand
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crich70



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The words sound like part o the Miranda warning to me and that's from 1966. Could it be that you're getting two things confused together?
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sdgrand



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 2:39 pm    Post subject: "May be used against you" Reply with quote

I think not confused; Miranda warnings when they were introduced were heralded as a big new concept. But I remember as a young lawyer (age 34 +/-) thinking that the concept was not new because of the detective/mystery programs I'd heard as a kid. The only thing I've found in recent research was a similar warning given in England (and maybe her colonies) long before the Miranda decision....
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