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Old July 10, 2013, 05:50 PM   #69
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Why is it that the deputy would not respond to the driver's question about being free to go or am I being detained?

I've notice a few you tube videos dealing with the questioning of someone who has not committed an apparent crime and the police seem to never want to answer these questions. Why is this? Seems some sort of game is being played and I wonder what it is.
Because they don't want to say "Yes" and because saying "No" would open up the door to false arrest suits. They are not, however, required to answer questions, so they stand mute. They hope you will infer from their silence that you are not free to go, when, in reality, you are.
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