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An Article About Remedies When You Don’t Answer the Cops and They Retaliate

It’s quite clear that you do not have an obligation to answer an officer’s questions, especially if it could tend to incriminate you. But what happens when they use force when you don’t? The answer is not clear, but this article¬†from the Volokh Conspiracy blog¬†takes a great in-depth look at the different rights bestowed by the fifth amendment:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2017/04/19/can-the-police-retaliate-against-a-citizen-for-refusing-to-answer-police-questions/?utm_term=.662771eb0e60&wpisrc=nl_most&wpmm=1