30 Jun '13, 4am

Your Right to Remain Silent Means You’re Guilty

Your Right to Remain Silent Means You’re Guilty

“You have the right to remain silent.” Haha, just kidding. That’s just something you hear on TV… or read in the equally fictional “U.S. Constitution.” In reality, not speaking to the police is basically an admission of guilt. Just ask the Supreme Court! Amidst a flurry of recent Supreme Court decisions , the June 17 ruling in the Salinas v. Texas case flies in the face of the Constitution . The Fifth Amendment guarantees “no person… shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself.” As a result, persons of interest in police investigations are afforded Miranda rights, or the right to say nothing. Yet in a 5-4 decision, the majority of justices felt that in refusing to speak, Salinas was in fact incriminating himself. Before going further, it’s important to know the details of the case. Following a double homicide, Houston police asked Genovevo Salina...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/your-right-to-remain-silent-m...

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