Comment: Forgot to mention misprision

(See in situ)

In reply to comment: Technically no (see in situ)

TwelveOhOne's picture

Forgot to mention misprision

There is a term in the constitution for "misprision of treason". This is hiding evidence that you know of which would cause someone else to be held on charges of treason.

It is one of the only true "thought crimes", because if you don't act, you are guilty (i.e., your thoughts betray you, because you knew about the treason).

It is punishable by a fine and up to 7 years in prison. One can avoid it by informing one of four entities: "the President, a federal judge or State Governor or State judge".

I love you. I'm sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you. - Fully Informed Jury Association - Jin Shin Jyutsu (energy healing)