The Power of Silence: How and Why You Should Never Talk to Police

The issue of police abuse and violence towards people for victimless crimes is one that cannot be ignored. The police state is growing, and with it, so is the amount of aggression and force used against citizens who have not committed any actual harm to others.

It is concerning that many police officers seem to prioritize their own interests over the safety and well-being of citizens. As a result, there have been numerous cases of police brutality and misconduct, including unnecessary use of force and even fatalities. This has further eroded trust between law enforcement and the communities they are supposed to serve.

Furthermore, the police have a financial incentive to make arrests and generate revenue for the state, often at the expense of the rights and dignity of individuals. Many officers engage in tactics such as fishing for information and coercing confessions from individuals who may not fully understand their rights or who feel intimidated by the authority of law enforcement.

It is important to hold law enforcement accountable for their actions and to demand reform that prioritizes the protection and rights of all citizens. This can include advocating for increased transparency and accountability, as well as pushing for changes in policing tactics and training that prioritize de-escalation and community engagement.

These issues are why it is so important to always assert your 5th Amendment right to remain silent during police interactions, especially given the fact that many police officers are not very good at their jobs and need the help and participation of citizens to do their job effectively. This is particularly evident in the fact that roughly 90% of all arrests are self-incriminated. If the police can legally charge you with information they have gathered without your help, then let them try, but most of the time they require your help to incriminate yourself. By simply not talking, you have a 90% less chance of going to jail. By invoking your right to remain silent, you can protect yourself from self-incrimination and others around you who might be with you; talking can also incriminate other people like passengers and even your friends.

Ultimately, the role of law enforcement should be to serve and protect communities. Unfortunately, that is not the reality, especially when considering that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that police have no specific obligation to protect individuals, as demonstrated in its 1989 decision in DeShaney v. Winnebago County Department of Social Services ruling. Instead, they often act as an oppressive force that intimidates and abuses citizens, particularly in cases involving victimless actions. By holding police accountable for their actions and advocating for reform, we can work towards creating a more just and equitable society for all.

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Author: HP McLovincraft

Seeker of rabbit holes. Pessimist. Libertine. Contrarian. Your huckleberry. Possibly true tales of sanity-blasting horror also known as abject reality. Prepare yourself. Veteran of a thousand psychic wars. I have seen the fnords. Deplatformed on Tumblr and Twitter.

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