On the Miranda rights:
More stuff at the link.A lot of people assume that the police are required to read a suspect his Miranda rights upon arrest. That is, they assume that one of a personís rights is the right to be read their rights. It often happens that way on Law & Order, but thatís not what the law actually requires. The police arenít required to follow Miranda. Miranda is a set of rules the government can chose to follow if they want to admit a personís statements in a criminal case in court, not a set of rules they have to follow in every case.
...contrary to what a lot of people think, it is legal for the government to even intentionally violate Miranda so long as they donít try to seek admission of the suspectís statements in court.