Criminal Justice: Putting Theory into Practice

Shortly after a Chicago restaurant was burglarized one night last week, Policeman Richard Kereta spotted a man running down the street. Kereta collared the suspect when he stopped to urinate under a porch. "I didn't do nothin' and I ain't answering questions," said Danny Escobedo, 28, as he was taken to the police station and plunked into a cell. Escobedo (TIME cover, April 29) well knew his rights: they were first limned in the Supreme Court decision that voided his murder admission in 1964 (Escobedo v. Illinois), and amplified last June when the court applied the rights of silence...

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