If you have to start a post like that, you already know it's off-topic.oleg-karow wrote:Before anyone moans about this post or closes the thread ......READ IT ...... and look in your consciences and be honest .
And here's the off-topic part. Ranting against the prison system has nothing to do with the topic.oleg-karow wrote:Prisons dont work in fact they are counter productive in the extreme . A very very large percent of people who get sent to prison get sent again later in their life . A good example is someone gets sent down for a petty offence . When he is in criminal university .....Ooops !!! sorry prison ..... he learns how to steal cars , bypass burgler alarms and meets REALY big profesional criminals and makes international criminal conections . He also comes out with a grudge against society , the police , the courts and the government ......... and it costs US money .
Oh, please. There is no war against Islam, only terrorism -- unless you're making the outlandish claim that Islam itself is terrorism. But again, that's really off-topic.oleg-karow wrote:Again back to the war against islam ....
Finally, back on topic. No, of dcourse,they aren't. However, people can testify against themselves all the time. Consider the following (at least in the U.S.):oleg-karow wrote:Are the people here who use long passwords criminals ?
- If the police find your diary where you wrote about crimes, that can be used against you even though it's arguably testifying against yourself.
- The police can compel you to give DNA, blood, fingerprints, etc. All of those are providing potential evidence against yourself.
- The police can compel you to unlock your house or car with a search warrant.
At first, I thought this case and sentence was ridiculous. However, now that I've thought about it, it does seem to follow precedents like the above.