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the recent Supreme Court ruling where remaining silent is an indication of guilt.

In a 5-4 ruling, the justices ruled that a person no longer has the right to remain silent as guaranteed by the Fifth Amendment. In relevant part, the Fifth Amendment mandates that no one “shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself.”

Thanks to the Supreme Court’s decision in Salinas v. Texas, that part of the Bill of Rights has been excised — and has joined the list of so many other fundamental liberties that now lie on the scrap heap of history.

There is another unintended consequence of this ruling. The police could charge someone criminally if they exercise their right to remain silent. The police can pick a crime, a person can remain silent and, viola, they remain silent and are now presumed guilty of the crime and under arrest.