Lying to Law Enforcement

An old argument resurfacing because of the Flynn case.

Should it be a crime to lie to the FBI or any other agency when one is not under oath administered by the judiciary, given they are allowed to freely lie to us with impunity?

Feel free to explain why please.

  • Yes, it should be a crime to lie to law enforcement when not under oath even though they can lie to us.
  • No, the rules should be the same for both. If we can’t lie to them, they can’t lie to us.

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You have the right to remain silent.

No, if they can lie to us, we should be able to lie to them.

I got busted in middle school by the principal for pushing a kid in the bathroom.

The way he busted me wasn’t fair.

He asked “Did you push Brandon”

I said no.

“But Travis was in there, and he already said you did”

I crumbled.


In detention I asked Travis why he snitched.

He didn’t.

Principal played us.

Lesson learned.

Is exercising that right perceived as an admission of guilt?

Nope but everything you say can be used against you.

That’s ridiculous.

Reality is fun like that.

It’s not fair and equal justice if both sides aren’t beholden to same standards IMO.


You have the right to talk to a lawyer and have him present while you are be questioned.

That is not reality and you know it.

Do I need a lawyer?

So what…refusal to hold police…which represent the state accountable and standard that they have set for society is disturbing.


You have right to talk to a lawyer and have him present while you are being questioned.

Ok DeRay.

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Do I need a lawyer?

What is that supposed to mean?

Naw, you’re probably too smart to have to waste that money. So what were you up to around 7:30 on Thursday?

Conan sounds like there isn’t much daylight between him and Deray.

Yes, yes you do.