During my years as an LEO and during my “other time” on this planet I know one thing. Sometimes “agenda” gets in the way of the truth.
My Education, Experience and Knowledge, of people and life, will always dictate that I will never give up my right to remain silent and always request an attorney before answering any questions!
Even if that means that “I’m assumed guilty by the powers that be”, by me invoking my rights.
But what if you didn’t do it?
Guilt or Innocence – those aren’t the reasons why I will refuse to answer questions without the presence of my attorney.
The reason why I’m not giving up my right to remain silent and my right not to answer questions without my attorney present is because it is my right.
Is my asking for my attorney and not giving up my right to remain silent a pain in the arse of law enforcement and the criminal justice system?
Sure – it delays the processes, I know this I was a cop for a long time – but that is not the reason why I’m doing it. I understand if everyone enforced their rights, the criminal justice would stop moving forward and there would be no SMH TV shows…
This is not for everyone, some don’t mind speaking with the authorities, even their decision does not seem predicated on their innocence or guilt.
As for me, I will choose to decline to answer questions without the presence of my attorney.
Did someone die?
Men and Women of Valor died so I could have that right, and I will not take that lightly.
Call me a patriot – but it is the way it is. I am not going to let their sacrifice fall to the wayside so someone can ask me questions without me first “enforcing” my God Given Rights.
Including the right to remain silent and the right to not speak without the presence of my attorney.
Don’t be crazy, I’m not and I’m not having this discussion with myself during the writing of this blog post – JK – 🙂 “Have a Nice Day…”
That’s it – I’m making the record October 11, 2015 at 0849hrs pst.