NJ Supreme Court: Suspects must be informed in native language

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    Anyone who passed their driver's test, should know about informed consent. The cops should not have to "educate them".

    How will this work? Drunk all over the road, gets pulled over, cop must find a computer to translate instructions... None available? System down? Speak Farsi? " Then go ahead fella. Kill someone. " Unfrickenbelievable. Our tax dollars at work. :evil:
     
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    Ummm dude they can have the info ready on cards for the cops to read to them.
     
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    Ummm. Dude. Do you think the fucking cops can read Chinese? You are dumber than dirt.

    This is the plan:

     
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    I don't know about New Jersey, but in NY it is a crime/violation to refuse a breath test. Drivers pulled over on suspicion of DWI or DWAI MUST be informed that if they refuse the test, they will be sanctioned.
    (The legal rational is that it would be unfair to sanction anybody for saying "no" unless they are advised ahead of time that there will be adverse consequences.)

    I suppose it is similar to Miranda warnings inasmuch as giving the warnings in English to a person who speaks only Spanish is pretty much the same as not giving the warnings at all.

    On the other hand, anybody who has taken the driver's test SHOULD have already been educated on the requirement.

    It does seem pretty ridiculous, though, to compel officers to sign into a State website to get the Farsi language version of the DWI breath test warnings (and/or the Miranda warnings). Why must we demand that officers play the role of remedial education teachers?

    We (as a society) really need to give some thought to opening a dialog on the question of what we are doing in this regard. One can be "all for" the Constitutional RIGHT of a suspect to remain silent without endorsing the fairly absurd notion that arresting officers are obligated to "teach" suspects all about their Constitutional rights.
     
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    get a life
     
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    Just because you are too limited to grasp it doesn't mean that chanel's post lacks value.

    chanel doesn't need to get a life. The OP is meritorious. You need to inject some actual purpose into your worthless existence.
     
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    VDARE.com: 06/14/10 - Drunk, Driving, And Don’t Know English? New Jersey Is The Place for You!

    Oh and I thought this was interesting:

    UPDATE: Somerset County arrests 25 in largest single drug seizure in 15 years | mycentraljersey.com | MyCentralJersey.com

    Ah. Our tax dollars at work...
     
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    hey, I see you hanging out in another thread with the latest member of your crew, daveman-chopper-boy. why don't you go back over there are continue the circle jerk and leave well enough alone?
     
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    Marquez’s conviction for drunken driving remains intact after the Supreme Court decision. But his conviction for refusing to take a breath test was vacated.

    The majority decision acknowledged that the Attorney General’s office has already moved to translate instructions about the test into other languages.
     
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    I would love to see the babblefish version of the miranda warning and back.

    Even really easy stuff comes back really weird.
     

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