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February 21, 2023

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM 18 UCW FEBRUARY 22 - 28, 2023 You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be provided for you. You can decide to exercise these rights and stop answering questions at any time. Do you under- stand each of these rights as I have explained them to you? Many of us have heard those statements, but few of us fully understand them. On March 13, 1963, police arrested Ernesto Miran- da on charges of rape and kidnapping after a witness identified him in Phoenix, Arizona. Following his arrest, the police brought Miranda in for question- ing on a larceny charge. During his two-hour interrogation, police did not advise Miranda of his constitutional rights to an attorney or to remain silent. Nonetheless, Miranda signed a written confession affirming knowledge of these rights and admitting to the crimes. On June 27, 1963, Miranda was convicted of rape, kidnapping and robbery. Miranda appealed his conviction to the U.S. Supreme Court, which reviewed the case in 1966. e Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision written by Chief Justice Earl Warren, ruled that the prosecution should not have introduced Miranda's confession as evidence because the police failed to first inform Mi- randa of his right to an attorney and his right against self-incrimination. Today, the Miranda Rights remain, in the words of Chief Justice Earl Warren, "the essential mainstay" of our legal system. To commemorate the 60th anniversary of the ar- rest of Ernesto Miranda and the start of a three-year saga that culminated in the Supreme Court case of Miranda v. Arizona, Fayetteville Technical Commu- nity College filmed a historical reenactment of the key moments in the Miranda ordeal. Please join us at Cumberland Hall Auditorium, located at 2211 Hull Road, on the FTCC campus on March 7 from noon to 3 p.m. for "Making Noise About Silence," the world premiere of FTCC's educa- tional film about the Miranda decision. After playing the short film, legal and law enforce- ment experts from our community will share their thoughts on the Miranda case. Members of the panel will then answer audience questions. Why is this educational event significant? What you learn at this event might be the only thing that keeps you — or someone you love — out of jail. e event is open and free to the public. Guest speakers include: •Hon. James F. Ammons, Jr., Resident Superior Court Judge, 12th Judicial District •Chief Deputy Casper "Jack" Broadus, III, Cumberland County Sheriff 's Office •Billy West, Cumberland County District Attorney •Cynthia P. Black, Esq., Cumberland County Public Defender •Larry Vick, Esq. Col (Ret.), U.S. Army Judge Advo- cate General Corps •Chief Kimberle Braden, Fayetteville City Police Department For more information about this event or to re- serve a seat, call 910-678-0043. FTCC film reenacts key moments of arrest that led to landmark Miranda case; panel open to public by CHRISTOPHER THRASHER FTCC will present the film "Making Noise About Silence" and a panel discussion on Miranda Rights on March 7. EDUCATION CHRISTOPHER THRASHER, FTCC COMMENTS? Editor@upandcomin- gweekly.com. 910-484-6200 LITERATURE Monthly book series explores North Carolina themes by AMANDA DEKKER, Courtesy of CityView Today is spring, Cumberland County Public Library will take part in North Carolina Reads. is annual series features five books that explore issues of ra- cial, social and gender equality as well as the history and culture of North Carolina. Monthly discussions of the selected titles will take place at Headquarters Library, 300 Maiden Lane in downtown Fayetteville. All sessions are scheduled on Saturdays. Participants will receive free copies of each book in the series, and light refreshments will be available at the meetings. e series kicked off Feb. 18 with "Carolina Built" by Kianna Alexander. is novel is based on the life of Josephine N. Leary, an American entrepreneur who was emancipated in 1865 and set out to build a life of her own and a future for her family. e remainder of the 2023 schedule is: •2 p.m. March 18: "Game Changers: Dean Smith, Charlie Scott, and the Era at Transformed a Southern College Town" by Art Chansky. is is the story of how basketball coaching legend Dean Smith and Charlie Scott, the first Black scholarship athlete at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, helped transform a university, a community and the racial landscape of sports in the South. •2 p.m. April 15: "Money Rock: A Family's Story of Cocaine, Race, and Ambition in the New South" by Pam Kelley. is gripping tale of a family swept up in the 1980s cocaine epidemic shows how racism, segregation, the war on drugs and mass incarcera- tion help shape individual destinies. •2 p.m. May 20: "Under a Gilded Moon" by Joy Jordan-Lake. Set near the turn of the 20th century, this novel explores community tensions arising out of the construction of the Biltmore Estate in western North Carolina, as seen through the eyes of a young woman with a foot in both the Appalachians and New York. •2 p.m. June 17: "Step It Up and Go" by David Menconi. is book's subtitle is "e Story of North Carolina Popular Music, From Blind Boy Fuller and Doc Watson to Nina Simone and Superchunk." e author explains how original music is as integral to the Tar Heel State's character as barbecue, beaches and basketball. North Carolina Reads is a program of the North Carolina Center for the Book and provided by North Carolina Humanities. NC Humanities will also host virtual monthly events featuring guest speakers, including book authors and topic experts. To register, visit www.nchumanities.org/program/ north-carolina-reads/. For more information about Cumberland County Public Library's series or to ar- range pickup of the books, contact Amanda Dekker at 910-483-7727, Ext. 1409. To learn about all library programs, call 910-483-7727 or visit www.cumber- landcountync.gov/library. AMANDA DEKKER, Manager, East Regional Library, COMMENTS? Editor@upandcomin- gweekly.com. 910-484-6200.

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