American Justice!

American Justice!

Last month officials in Carroll County, Maryland, finally released a woman they had been keeping behind bars for 67 days-- for no other reason than she refused to give her name to a traffic patrolman who had stopped her for a broken taillight. That's because, in her idiosyncratic understanding of the U.S. Constitution's Fifth Amendment, she could "not be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against herself" which she thought meant keeping her identity hidden from police. Eventually, sheriff's deputies captured her fingerprints, and since they matched no outstanding warrants, she was released. (Carroll County Times)


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