Anitra Smith (anitra) wrote,
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What about my right to remain silent?

The Supreme Court has again given police greater power to stop and question suspects, ruling Monday that a Nevada cowboy could not refuse to give his name to officers who tried to question him along a roadside.

(heard on NPR, but their link isn't up yet.)

So.. you no longer have the right to remain silent. You have to identify yourself to the officer, if they're seeking information in an investigation.

"Justices had been asked to rule that forcing someone to give police their name violated a person's Fourth Amendment protection from unreasonable searches and the Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination."


And what was that about showing ID to the MTA? Maybe they can force you to, after all...
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