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    http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/12/19/tig...ard/index.html



    Sigh...

    CNN is once again full of crap.

    Quote from the story: "Woods was not required to talk to police about the wreck..."

    Really? So, in the United States, the police can require you to talk to them? But they showed Tiger some favoritism, and did not require him to?

    I hate misleading information.

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    I'm not sure what the issue is here.

    The full quote: "Woods was not required to talk to police about the wreck and declined to talk with investigators on several occasions."

    You are making an assumption on a non-existent implication.

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    In addition to that, the OP is non-OC, 2A or firearmrelated. What's the point?
    "The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun, is a good guy with a gun."

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    Phoenixphire wrote:
    Really? So, in the United States, the police can require you to talk to them? But they showed Tiger some favoritism, and did not require him to?
    Umm, I think you may be a little confused on a few things. There is no requirement to speak with the police. You do have the right to remain silent.

    You are not required to talk to police, plain & simple. Some mistaken cop may wrongly arrest you for obstruction, but I ask how can one be guilty of obstruction when they said nothing to obstruct. Ever been arrested? Ever hear the miranda right being read to you? What is the first sentence? "You have the right to remain silent" I suggest you learn and live that sentence.

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    The comment was sarcastic.

    And the relevence is that the media is annoying in that they try to intentionally mislead people in order to sensationalize the news.

    The way this line is written, would lead the uneducated reader to think that Woods was not REQUIRED to talk to the police as an exception. The fact is that noone is required to talk to the police. The line only makes sense if people could be required to talk to police; this line makes as much sense as a line saying: The sky was dark that night because of the shadow of the Earth. That is always why the sky is dark at night.



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    Phoenixphire wrote:
    The comment was sarcastic.

    And the relevence is that the media is annoying in that they try to intentionally mislead people in order to sensationalize the news.

    The way this line is written, would lead the uneducated reader to think that Woods was not REQUIRED to talk to the police as an exception. The fact is that noone is required to talk to the police. The line only makes sense if people could be required to talk to police; this line makes as much sense as a line saying: The sky was dark that night because of the shadow of the Earth. That is always why the sky is dark at night.

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    I think we got the sarcasm, or at least I did, but the basis for your argument is not there. CNN did fine on their wording.

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    Hey. Guys? Eff Tiger Woods. This is Open Carry, not Open Caddy and besides, who cares?? I was just thinking that if I heard another word about TW I was gonna scream and now my larynx needs some bourbon and honey. Sheesh.

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