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Criminal – Right To Counsel – Rape Instruction – ‘Intimidation’ (access required)

A rape suspect who voluntarily showed up at the police station, initialed a waiver of his Miranda rights, then said, “Right, and I’d really like to talk to a lawyer because this – oh my God, oh, my Jesus, why?” did not clearly and unambiguously invoke his Fifth Amendment right to counsel and his conviction ...