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February 18, 2018

Is It Time For The Supreme Court To Reaffirm Our Rights Against The Power Of The State?

I have always wondered about this. Lying to Investigators Shouldn't Be a Crime Why can't I, as a presumably innocent man, send the cops off on wild goose chases?

Part of the reason for my position involves symmetry. As long as government investigators are allowed to deceive you, you should be allowed to deceive government investigators. And deceive you they may -- rather willy=nilly. If a suspect confesses after police falsely tell him that his fingerprints were found at the crime scene, fine. If a suspect confesses after police falsely tell him that they have satellite images and DNA evidence linking him to the crime, fine. My view is that suspects should have the same freedom. If you can throw the police off the scent by telling them you weren’t there... fine.

It's time to take back some of our rights protecting us from an all-powerful government. Making it clear that we are on equal footing with the police is a powerful first step.


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