Certain predators get triggered when you try to flee. Its better to say in a very soft voice "Am I free to go now officer" while backing away.
No, no, no. Do not take a step away until you have been informed that you are free to go. One step after they tell you to stop and you can easily find yourself in trouble. If you are in fact under arrest then you have just resisted. If you are being detained then there's usually other laws you're running afoul of. Otherwise you are right about speaking in a soft voice and not being confrontational.
It wouldn't take much to cross-contaminate it and make it utterly worthless though. It's hard enough to filter out one reference sample (victim) from the perp's DNA to get a clean read. And labs have to take some pretty extraordinary measures to make sure none of the suspect's reference sample mixes with the crime scene sample to avoid a false positive. Throw a random mix of a bunch of other people's DNA in there and you would probably mess it up enough to make the sample worthless. Granted, I wouldn't want to bet 20-30 years of my life on it, but I guess if you were going to commit a crime anyway it wouldn't hurt in trying to cover up your tracks.
Harsh penalties for possessing DNA avoidance systems in 3...2...
We had 3 people die on our SAP software project plus multiple heart attacks and divorces.
From my experience that software is so named because it will sap the life out of you before, during, and after implementation. Three deaths and some divorces for a major rollout is mild in that market.
It's what Sonya Sotomayor said in 60 Minutes this week,.. Until she was working as a prosecutor she didn't really grasp what evil was , that some people were just evil. She had to quit after some years lest she begin to lose a part of her humanity, her faith in the future and in other people.
This is a occupational hazard for cops also.
"Battle not with monsters lest ye become a monster; and if you gaze into the abyss the abyss gazes into you."
>> Fortunately there are ways to gain a measure of security: HTTPS, Tor, SCP, SFTP..
Don't those all rely on SSL?
Do you REALLY believe that the NSA still hasn't cracked/can't decrypt SSL (or any of the stuff mentioned) yet?
Yes I do. Because math.
Admissible probable cause? There was a crash. There was a phone. Done.
You have a finger, we found a gun three blocks from your house. Obviously that's probable cause to toss your apartment looking for drug stashes.
When you are able to see how your statement is equally absurd you may rejoin the conversation. Until then please stop trying to erode my rights.
And if it turns out that he just blew what might have prevented several 9/11 level attacks?
It would be worth a hundred 9/11 level attacks to preserve our liberties and defend the rights and principles this country was founded on. And one hundred such attacks would *still* be less than two-thirds of the brave American men who gave their lives defending that liberty during World War Two. Man up Nancy.
Imagine we had this: an accused, who has a safe made from unobtanium (which needless to say, is as hard as Minecraft bedrock) with an unpickable lock. Can the accused be ordered to turn over the key if a search warrant to search the safe is properly executed? If this is the case, then why can't someone be ordered to turn over encryption keys in the case of encrypted data where there is a properly issued search warrant?
I lost the key a long time ago (I think it was destroyed in lava) and I forgot what was in there.
I forgot the password I used, it's been so long now. I don't remember what I put on there anymore.
The first question is the only one that matters, and you don't even have to ask it: If you're being held/detained, then they have to read you your rights (unless you're a terrorist apparently).
Not quite. If you're arrested they have to read you your rights. If you're being detained (which they can do without transporting you while investigating if they do in fact need to arrest you) then you still have the right to remain silent, but they have no obligation at that point to inform you of that right. This is entirely separate from a consensual encounter in which you are free to go, though they'll usually game those so that you are free to go by the letter of the law but you get the distinct impression that you are not.
In the instant discussion however a traffic stop is technically an arrest with immediate release on promise to appear (for which they also do not need to Mirandize you). You are not free to go if you are pulled over, and leaving without the officer telling you that you can go is resisting arrest, a vastly more serious offense than a traffic violation. Also signing the ticket is not an admission of guilt, it is a promise to appear only. In all cases though you are better off not engaging the officer in conversation, and only providing the information you are required by law to provide. Though again for traffic violations it's usually a fine and maybe traffic school/points on the license - an inconvenience really, not something serious like potential jail time. Just whatever you do do not consent to a search of your car.