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Harris v. New York
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Petitioner Harris was charged with selling in heroin to an undercover officer on two occasions. Petitioner took the stand in his own defense but denied the offense, and he claimed he sold the officer two bags of baking powder. On cross-examination the prosecution used contradicting statements made by Petitioner to police shortly after his arrest. The contradicting statements were made before Petitioner received his Miranda warnings.
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