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Legal Experts: Even TOTALLY INNOCENT People Should Avoid Talking to Law Enforcement

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Supreme Court Rules You No Longer Have the Right to Remain Silent

A law school professor and former criminal defense attorney explains why you should never agree to be interviewed by the police:  

Other criminal defense attorneys agree:

As does police officer George Bruch of the Virginia Beach Police Department:

We’ve previously documented that there are so many federal and state laws in the United States, that no one can keep track of them all, and everyone violates laws every day without even knowing it.

As such, it is best to avoid law enforcement when possible.

It’s vital to note, however, that the Supreme Court ruled this year that your silence CAN be used against you (the link is to the website of one of America’s top constitutional law professors) … at least until you’re read your Miranda rights.  Therefore, if you remain silent when police are questioning you, it is very important to tell the police that you are exercising your right to remain silent.  As the Atlantic notes:

Basically, if you’re ever in any trouble with police… and want to keep your mouth shut,you will need to announce that you’re invoking your Fifth Amendment rightinstead of, you know, just keeping your mouth shut. “Petitioner’s Fifth Amendment claim fails because he did not expressly invoke the privilege against self-incrimination in response to the officer’s question,” reads the [Supreme Court] opinion….

It’s Not Andy Griffith’s America Any More

This is not to say that all law enforcement personnel are bad folks. Many of them are outstanding people.

But our police forces have become so insanely militarized and the fear of terror has become so wildly overblown that many law enforcement personnel have become hair-trigger tense.

People have been severely harassed when they’ve asked for help from law enforcement.  For example, an anti-war website was spied on for 6 years after they asked for help by the FBI.  And the FBI rifled through all of a woman’s electronic communications after she told the FBI that she was being harassed.

Police have recently tasered numerous deaf or retarded people for “failing to follow orders”.

And they’ve shot and killed people who were just looking for help.  See this and this.

Again, we’re not trying to paint with a broad brush; most law enforcement personnel are good folks just trying to do their job.  And police are human, too … sometimes they get scared and overreact.

But it’s not the same ole Andy Griffith show type demeanor among law enforcement today.  So it’s best to be careful.

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6 Responses to Legal Experts: Even TOTALLY INNOCENT People Should Avoid Talking to Law Enforcement

  1. diggerdan says:

    That is right, it is not like the Andy Griffith show, however I try to watch a little Andy Griffith just to mellow out and flash back a little to a little more simple honest like lifestyle that now days seems to have been lost… Cops are not your freind if you are not one of them.

    • milidude says:

      Yea-the old days. remember the old mission statement of most po-lice dept’s:
      To protect, To serve. they probably laugh now at that statement when
      someone mentions it.
      Consolation is hoped for if there is a nibiru and it slams head long into the nwo and its underground bases where it hides its cockroach-elites.

  2. Smilardog says:

    As long as, we remember that rule #1 is… NEVER, and I repeat, NEVER call the cops!!!

    I have been taught this all my life as a kid, and it has served me well.

    Another thing that has served me well, is I never answer the door when they come a knocking. I just move to a part of the house where they can’t see you, and wait for them to leave. Even if they know you are home. Just ignore them. Just act like you are not home. This has served me well, also.

    I watch Andy Griffith just about everyday, and on Saturday’s me and the wife watch “Saddle up, Saturday” westerns all day, on the Inspiration Channel. hehe

    • diggerdan says:

      Aw man Smilardog, I watch Andy Griffith of Mayberry everyday. It mellows me out a little and for a bit I will flash to a little bit better time. Yea I like Gomer Pyle USMC too. Gomer may be a queer but ya know he was a nice guy in the shows. 🙂

      • Smilardog says:

        Yeah Digger, me and the wife were just asking the other day how come they don’t have Gomer Pile USMC, on tv. It is one funny show

  3. Nottoobitter says:

    NEVER EVER EVER call the police is good advice smilardog.
    ‘I carry a gun because cops weigh too much. And my gun never asks questions.’

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