Wednesday, June 02, 2010

You Have the Right To Remain Bad-Ass


From the cover of today's Wall Street Journal, for the story on the Supreme Court decision which changes the nature of the Miranda warning.

The man in the picture -- the guy holding the Miranda card? That's my father -- former Miami Police commander Ralph Page -- circa, 1976.

21 comments:

Riles said...

Nice!

Brian H said...

Surreal. Did you know about it or just happen to see it?

Trixi said...

Did you just stumble across this? How fun!

Hex said...

That's a pretty stern look. Did he give you this when you got in trouble?

Because when I was a kid, that "Invoking my right to remain silent" stuff didn't work on my dad AT ALL.

Great find!

em said...

Haha, before I scrolled down to read what was beneath the photo I thought to myself, "Man, that looks a lot like Chez".

Snath said...

Your father looks like a cross between you and Chris Cooper. That is indeed pretty bad-ass.

Michael J. West said...

Good God, he could be your freakin' twin.

Why the changed last name, though? Surely ethnic-sounding names aren't looked down on in Miami, of all places?

Che Grovera said...

Regardless of who is used as a poster child, the ruling itself is pretty fucked up. At least Sonia Sotomayor got to show her claws in dissent.

Alanna said...

AHH! that is so awesome! I have to go grab a copy of this out today!

Tabi said...

That IS pretty bad-ass. Put it in Inara's baby book. Not everybody's Grandpa ends up on the cover of the WSJ!

babita781 said...

Ooh, Chez! He was a babe back in the day, huh? Like father like son.

Capt Aclow said...

That's pretty awesome, but it will definitely ratchet up the irony level after you make the cover of WSJ for killing an authority figure when you hit the breaking point at whatever point in the future that occurs.

JackDanieL said...

ten bux to the first fucker who photoshops sarah palin into it

(cool, cool pic Chez)

Suzy said...

o.k. that just freaked me out. haven't seen him in ages. love it.

your dad is such a total badass.

Denesteak said...

COOL! He does look like Chris Cooper!

Anonymous said...

I thought your dad was the Public Information Officer for the Dade County Public Safety Department, not the city of Miami. When did he work for the city?

Dragunov

Chez said...

He was a commander and PIO with Miami-Dade (at the time, it was called Metro-Dade). He was also a commander with the Broward Sheriff's Office for a while.

slouchmonkey said...

The real Horatio Caine, BITCHES!

the doctor said...

dude this photo brings back so many memories of the great ralph page. the corvette, the friday night miami vice and pizza, and who can forget the lecture on why pornography is wrong after hearing us talk about harry reams.

Anonymous said...

Why does this look fake? Like you cut out the photo from somewhere and placed it along the the bottom of the WSJ header? The colors are off and it looks like the photo is just poping out

Chez said...

First of all, you comment more than two years after the fact for some inexplicable reason. Second, you're anonymous, which makes me generally take you a lot less seriously. Third, yes, it's real. But by all mean, feel free to start a conspiracy theory over a simple picture of my father in the Wall Street Journal.