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Law experts to discuss implications of Miranda rights court case at FTCC program


A panel discussion about Miranda rights will bring together legal and law enforcement experts at Fayetteville Technical Community College.

“Making Noise About Silence” is scheduled from noon to 3 p.m. March 7 in Cumberland Hall Auditorium at 2211 Hull Road on campus, according to a news release.

The topic is the court case that led to Miranda rights becoming standard procedure in arrests in the United States. Miranda includes the rights to remain silence and the right to an attorney, among others. 

“Making Noise About Silence” will explore the court case from 60 years ago that began with Ernesto Miranda’s arrest and ended with the landmark Supreme Court decision, known as Miranda v. Arizona. 

The program will include a short film of a historical reenactment of the key moments of Ernesto Miranda’s arrest and interrogation, the news release said. A panel of local legal and law enforcement experts will share their thoughts on the Miranda case then answer questions from the audience. 

Admission is free and open to the public. Seating may be limited.

Reserve a seat with this link.

Members of the panel will include:  

  • Resident Superior Court Judge James F. Ammons Jr., 12th Judicial District. 
  • Chief Deputy Casper “Jack” Broadus III of the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office. 
  • Cumberland County District Attorney Billy West. 
  • Cynthia P. Black, the county’s chief public defender. 
  • Larry Vick, a retired member of the Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps. 
  • Fayetteville Police Chief Kimberle Braden. 

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