American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. Slang To inform (a suspect) of his or her legal rights: "[The police] Mirandized the . . . kid again, and pinned the Miranda card to his sheet” ( Carsten Stroud).
- From the US Supreme Court case Miranda v. Arizona + -ize (Wiktionary)
“They know they're supposed to stop the interview, "Mirandize" the person, say that they have a right to remain silent, the right to an attorney.”
“But must investigators "Mirandize" a suspect before asking about his financing sources, his experience at overseas training camps, his methods of communication?”
“From confusion about where to put Guantanamo Bay detainees, to the odd, bizarrely rash, decision to "Mirandize" the Christmas Day "underpants" bombing suspect after just 50 minutes of "interrogation.”
“The attempts to "Mirandize" Islamist terrorists -- to turn them into esoteric versions of American street criminals, protected by the same legal constraints -- will cease.”
“Mirandize' is a U.S. term about notification of a person's rights under law upon arrest by a U.S. law enforcement officer.”
“Do we Mirandize the surviving rapscallions when the shooting finally stops?”
“O'DONNELL: Oh, there are several when it comes to pornography, when it comes to court decisions -- not to Supreme Court, but federal court decisions to give terrorists Mirandize rights.”
“Glenn Beck is completely correct: we have to Mirandize suspected traitors.”
“Also, I can see a case for waiting longer to Mirandize him.”
“Sure enough, Sen. Chris Bond (R-Mo.) and Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-Mich.), the ranking Republicans on the congressional intelligence committees, insisted that Brennan never specifically told them the FBI would Mirandize Abdulmutallab.”
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