Wealth-based discrimination: there ought to be a law

I was part of the Housing Group at the Rochester Anti-Poverty Initiative’s planning session last year. We recommended support for a law protecting residents in the City of Rochester against unfairness in housing based on “source of income.” (So, advertisements that say, “No Section 8 NEED apply” would be prohibited. I was very glad to … Continue reading Wealth-based discrimination: there ought to be a law

THE SOUND OF SILENCE after Berghuis v Thompkins:[1] silence as evidence now that the Fifth Amendment right to silence must be explicitly invoked.

Overview A man is brought in to custody in a police station for questioning. He does not invoke his right to silence, but he remains quiet.  He is given Miranda warnings, and still, remains quiet.  He is accused of a crime by interrogating police. He fails to protest his innocence.  At that defendant’s trial, the … Continue reading THE SOUND OF SILENCE after Berghuis v Thompkins:[1] silence as evidence now that the Fifth Amendment right to silence must be explicitly invoked.