[Ads-l] Miranda and the Louisiana Lawyer Dog: a case of talking while black

Stanton McCandlish smccandlish at GMAIL.COM
Sun Nov 5 11:19:25 EST 2017


We were just updating https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snowclone the other day
and someone actually wanted to delete the "X while Y" section.  Nice to
have another example to cite, disheartening as the underlying case is.

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On Sat, Nov 4, 2017 at 8:44 AM, Ben Zimmer <bgzimmer at gmail.com> wrote:

> A working link:
>
> https://illinois.edu/blog/view/25/574827
>
> On Sat, Nov 4, 2017 at 11:40 AM, Baron, Dennis E <debaron at illinois.edu>
> wrote:
>
> >
> > As promised, here’s my post on the Louisiana lawyer dog Black English
> case:
> >
> >
> >
> > Talking while black cost Warren Demesme his Miranda rights in Louisiana.
> >
> > In a 6-1 decision, on Oct. 27 the Louisiana Supreme Court refused to hear
> > an appeal by Warren N. Demesme, in jail in Orleans Parish since January
> of
> > the previous year while he awaits trial on a count of first degree rape
> and
> > another of “sexual misconduct with a juvenile under the age of thirteen.”
> > During questioning Demesme confessed, but he later asked the court to
> throw
> > out that confession because police ignored his request for an attorney,
> one
> > of the “Miranda” rights guaranteed by the Sixth Amendment.
> >
> > The court is not required to explain why it refused to hear the appeal,
> > but in order “to spotlight the very important constitutional issue
> > regarding the invocation of counsel during a law enforcement interview,”
> > Scott J. Crichton, one of the court’s judges, wrote in a concurrence<
> > https://www.lasc.org/opinions/2017/17KK0954.sjc.addconc.pdf> that police
> > did not have to stop their questioning after Demesme’s request because he
> > asked for a “lawyer dog,” not a lawyer. . .
> >
> > Read the rest of the post on the Web of Language:
> > bit.ly/<http://bit.ly/>2zdTCfU
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
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