The California Supreme Court has ruled that what you don't say can be used against you. The court reinstated the manslaughter conviction of Richard Tom, who killed an 8-year-old girl and injured her mother and sister in an automobile accident. Prosecutors had told jurors during his trial that his failure to ask about the condition of the family he hit, before he was read his Miranda rights, was proof of his guilt. In a divided opinion, the court ruled that a suspect must explicitly assert his Fifth Amendment right not to incriminate himself for his silence to be inadmissible in court.
Lynchings are already illegal. But the law would give prosecutors more power—including what amounts to an expansion of the federal death penalty.
In one month, two sheriff's deputies in Florida have been arrested for fabricating drug evidence during traffic stops.
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Coronavirus misinformation is spreading faster than the disease itself.
No matter how bad the outbreak might turn out to be, politicians will find a way to make it worse.