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You're mixing apples and oranges here when you bring up the 5th Amendment (Miranda) warnings. Law enforcement officials DO read these mopes their Miranda warnings. The problem arises when these same mopes are too stupid to invoke their rights and shut-up. They think they can "outsmart" the interviewing officer by providing misleading/false answers. That, in and of itself, is a crime. And as far as the media's involvement, the media is prohibted by its own regulations from publishing the name of anyone who is not charged with a crime. Anyone who is not charged with a crime and who's name apperas in a newspaper story can sue for damages. The late Richard Jewell (from the 1996 Atlanta Olympics) became a very rich man when he successfully sued NBC under this theory. 7 months ago
And what is exactly so "scary" about being warned that lying to a Federal law enforcement official is a crime? Under the Constitution, nobody is ever compelled to talk to any law enforcement official. One can ALWAYS choose to simply walk away and close the door. But I guess, in the twisted view of gchu, we should allow people to lie to law enforcemet officilals thereby resulting in the investigators to waste their time chasing down bogus information that a subject may have lied about. That's a great use of tax payer money! Title 18 Section 1001 should be used more to remind people that you don't have to say anything to any law enforcement officer, but if you choose to speak you had best be telling the truth. 7 months ago