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Is Silence Evidence of Guilt?


The most commonly repeated phrase in police drama television shows or movies from police officers prior to or after affecting an arrest is “you have the right to remain silent. These statements are part of the “Miranda Rights or Warnings” which derives from the Fifth Amendment of the United States Constitution that protects an individual against self-incrimination which reads: “nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law” Recently, in Salinas v. Texas, the Court determined the contrary.

 

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    junkseller 3 years ago

    In this case the person's silence was used against them to convict them of murder.

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