One of the premises that was created in our Country when the Thirteen Independent States signed onto and ratified the Constitution, was the principle that nobody was above the law. Jury trials for everyone, not just the connected as one example. This principle has never been truly lived up to in our history, but it does not make the principle one we should shy away from. We should always be striving to make it better. Let’s say that you are required to use force, deadly force, to defend yourself. You shoot someone. You call the police and report it, and the cops show up. The first question they are going to ask after identifying you, is what happened. What happened? You had better be ready to explain why you shot this other fellow. Now, let me say that you are well within your rights to ask for a lawyer before answering the questions. I would suggest it absolutely. The police may even tell you of this right before getting down to the real questions. But the first question, what happened, is going to be asked. Unless you are a cop. Then the first statement is going to be a little different. Policeman Mohamed Noor is told to stay quiet by fellow cops after fatally shooting Justine Damond | Daily Mail Online The first thing that was said was to tell Noor to say nothing before he had representation. Odd isn’t it? Can anyone remember a time when the police arrived at any sort of crime scene, and their first statement is that the individuals involved should shut their mouths, and say nothing, and make sure that everyone’s phone is off so there can be no accidental recordings of anything that the involved individual might say? Now, you cop supporters who love to take me to task, or advise me of a ride along so I can learn something. Is that the right way to investigate a shooting? Telling the participants to say nothing until they have representation? Or if it was me, or thee, would they tell me something like, if you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear? There is ample evidence of bias in the injustice system. There is ample evidence of malfeasance of the participants on the side of justice. The only question is how long this will be tolerated?