Obama Adminsitration Seeks to Overturn Questioning Law

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In summary, a new law proposed by the Obama administration seeks to change the current police questioning law. This law does not take away the right to remain silent, but rather allows police to question suspects in order to remove any loopholes that criminals may use to avoid prosecution. Some may view this as a step towards socialism or a strengthening of the police state, while others see it as a necessary reform to protect the rights of all individuals. The debate surrounding this issue continues.
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Woody101

If this don't scare the hell our of you it should.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/barackobama/5214985/Barack-Obama-administration-seeks-to-change-police-questioning-law.html
 
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Woody101 said:
If this don't scare the hell our of you it should.

Why? Because less criminals will get off due to technicalities?
 
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Woody101 said:
If this don't scare the hell our of you it should.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/barackobama/5214985/Barack-Obama-administration-seeks-to-change-police-questioning-law.html

It doesn't take away our Miranda rights, that is the right to remain silent. It just allows cops question interview suspects. It basically removes a loophole a criminal might use as a technicality to get out of prosecution.
 
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Obama Administration Seeks to Overturn Questioning Law

Woody101 said:
If this don't scare the hell our of you it should.
:zzz:

No, it has't scared the hell out of me. Why it even should?
 
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rootX said:
:zzz:

No, it has't scared the hell out of me. Why it even should?

Well, if you engage in illegal activity you should! :)
 
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it's just the first step in the direction of the Socialistic State that Obama seeks to establish.
 
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Woody101 said:
it's just the first step in the direction of the Socialistic State that Obama seeks to establish.

I don't disagree what Obama's intent might be but this particular law has nothing to do with that. And it wouldn't be the "first" step, more like the 9th.
 
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Socialist State? From law reform to Socialism in 6 posts flat.
:rofl:
I'll take a guess that these excellent first steps are bad thing in some minds.

Well done Pres. :approve:
 
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Hrrmmm...

On the surface this looks fine. On paper, a suspect will still be able to keep his mouth shut until his lawyer arrives. In practice, I don't know if it will be so cut and dry. I'm concerned about cops bullying suspects into thinking they must submit to questioning. What I imagine is a new training program for police officers, which trains police how to question a suspect, which amounts to mental abuse by scare tactics, until they submit.

Call it a step towards socialism, or call it law reform. Doesn't matter, just as long as you realize it's a strengthening of the police state, which is scary on it's own.
 
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drankin said:
Well, if you engage in illegal activity you should! :)

Are you planning something? Is that why it scares you?

But I must say it is heartwarming to see you concerned about protecting the rights of the under-represented, of the weaker and down-trodden elements of society.
 
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as long as you realize it's a strengthening of the police state,
:confused: What police state?

:rofl:
Have we gone from a socialist state to police state while I wasn't looking?
 
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You think an ROFL smiley takes the place of good argument, which makes you a fool. And as a general rule, I don't mix words with fools. If you care to act like you have some sense, I'd be happy to explain the OP's reason for calling it socialism, the police state, and any other political topics you'd like to learn about.
 
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I doubt if Obama has much time to spend on this.
 
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I'd be happy to explain the OP's reason for calling it socialism, the police state, and any other political topics you'd like to learn about.
Thanks, but I already have FOX news for that.Oh , btw the OP did not call it any kind of state. That came in post #6
The police state came at post #9
 
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LowlyPion said:
Are you planning something? Is that why it scares you?

But I must say it is heartwarming to see you concerned about protecting the rights of the under-represented, of the weaker and down-trodden elements of society.

:confused:
I don't understand how this is related to
Well, if you engage in illegal activity you should! :)
 
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Alfi said:
Thanks, but I already have FOX news for that.
:rofl: The hypocrisy! It kills me! :rofl:
 
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LowlyPion said:
Are you planning something? Is that why it scares you?

But I must say it is heartwarming to see you concerned about protecting the rights of the under-represented, of the weaker and down-trodden elements of society.

I'm usually on the side of law enforcement. Typically, if you are in police custody there is a good reason. Nobody is under-represented in my book. You can chose not to answer questions by the police. And, I am concerned about the rights of everybody, wether you would deem them "weaker and down-trodden" or not.
 

1. What is the "Questioning Law" that the Obama Administration is seeking to overturn?

The "Questioning Law" refers to a legislation that allows law enforcement officers to question individuals about their immigration status during routine interactions, such as traffic stops or arrests.

2. Why is the Obama Administration seeking to overturn this law?

The Obama Administration believes that this law leads to discrimination and racial profiling, as it can unfairly target individuals based on their appearance or ethnicity.

3. What are the potential consequences of this law being overturned?

If this law is overturned, it could potentially lead to a decrease in the number of undocumented immigrants being detained and deported, as well as a decrease in cases of discrimination and racial profiling.

4. Is this a federal law or a state law?

This is a state law, meaning it applies to a specific state within the United States. However, the Obama Administration's efforts to overturn it involve federal actions and decisions.

5. How has the public responded to the Obama Administration's efforts to overturn this law?

The public response has been mixed. Some individuals and organizations support the Obama Administration's efforts, while others believe that this law is necessary for maintaining national security and enforcing immigration laws.

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