MIRANDA WARNING, a setting by composer Benjamin Yarmolinsky
Adrienne Danrich, soprano
Felix Jarrar, piano
Peter Szep, music director & video editor
Judith Barnes, producer & artistic director
“You have the right to remain silent, and to refuse to answer questions. Do you understand? Anything you do or say may be used against you in a court of law. Do you understand? You have the right to consult an attorney before speaking to the police, and to have an attorney present during any questions, now and in the future. Do you understand? If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be provided for you without cost. If you do not have an attorney available, you have the right to remain silent, until you have had the opportunity to consult with one. Do you understand? Do you understand?”
The Miranda Rights have been a legal requirement since 1966 in the USA. They are derived from the 5th and 6th Amendments of the Constitution as protection against self-incrimination, and are meant to be read by the police to a suspect who is being placed under arrest.
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MIRANDA WARNING is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC).