Invoking your Fifth Amendment rights is a sign of guilt, according to one Florida police officer.
TechDirt.com reports that one of its readers recently sent the website a video (below) of two people filming an area where prisoners are taken in and out of the Duval County courthouse in Jacksonville, Florida.
This area is known as a "sally port," and is in full view of a public sidewalk where the cameramen were filming from.
However, two officers from the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office recently tried to stop the men from filming.
In the video, one of the officers tells the cameramen this is a "secure area" and asks why they are filming.
One cameraman says, "I am filming in a public space.”
The officer then wants to know the cameraman's name and why he refuses to tell him (the officer) why he is filming.
According to TheFreeThoughtProject.com, when the cameraman says he wants to "remain silent," the police officer appears to laugh and says, "You must be doing something wrong if you invoke your rights."
The officer then doubles down on his bizarre claim and refuses to show the cameraman the statute that bans people from filming prisoners entering and leaving the sally port.
Eventually, the officers leave the scene and allow the men to film.
The Fifth Amendment is the right not to incriminate yourself.