Reverse Miranda Statement Proposed
Could the “Adnarim Statement” help protect innocent crime victims?
PHOENIX, AZ –-(Ammoland.com)- For 40 years, ever since the famous “Miranda” case at the U.S. Supreme Court, police have been reading people their rights when they are taken into custody under suspicion of having committed a crime.
In a free society, does it make sense for the state to read you your rights? Is it possible that you should instead read your rights to the state?
This controversial idea, endorsed by many attorneys, is proposed and explored in a new book on self defense, “After You Shoot: Your gun's hot. The perp's not. Now what?” The book has been released by Arizona-based Bloomfield Press, the nation's largest publisher and distributor of gun-law books. More than 70 experts were involved in the creation of the book.
“Many lawyers put statements on the backs of their business cards, designed to be read to police if you are stopped for anything from a traffic violation to a possible murder charge after a self-defense incident,” notes Alan Korwin, author of this, his 13th book.
“Is that a get-out-of-jail-free card, as some lawyers think? Or is it a go-directly-to-jail card, as others insist? We broke new ground taking a hard look at this issue.” The idea of reading your rights to “the man” is not without precedent. To some degree, this is what happens when a lawyer is present to help a client while police conduct an interrogation.
Korwin's proposed “Adnarim Statements,” (Miranda backwards, pronounced ad-NAH-rim) are synthesized from numerous sources, and are actually three separate statements. The longest is potentially used on the back of a defense-attorney's card, reflecting what many lawyers currently do. The second is designed to be used by a defense attorney when phoning a report to 911, while rushing to the scene on behalf of a client-victim after an assault. The third Adnarim Statement, a mere four words, is intended for a person who must call 911 directly to summon aid, establishing that the caller is the victim and helping to ensure protection against self-incrimination.
The Adnarim Statement approach is one of five proposed remedies for dangerous self-defense loopholes that put innocent people at risk after surviving assaults by criminals. Too often, innocent people unintentionally incriminate themselves, instead of being legitimately convicted on reasonable grounds by solid police work.
Single copies of After You Shoot are only $14.95. Review copies of After You Shoot for the news media are free on request, call 1-800-707-4020.
Title: After You Shoot: Your gun's hot. The perp's not. Now what?
Author: Alan Korwin
Publisher: Bloomfield Press
List Price: $14.95
Format: 160 pages, trade paperback
Availability: Immediate 1-800-707-4020
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