Re: Prosecutor cannot compel disclosure of encryption keys?

Johnny Bravo <baawa_knight@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in

don't know if that was the basis of the rationale for the
Moussaoui trial or not - that whole thing just seemed really
bizarre on so many levels.

He is the one that tried to turn his trial into a circus.
Eventually he pled
guilty to all the charges against him.

Moussaoui has little or no bearing on any of this. He (like Richard Reid,
that other supposedly deadly threat to western civilization) was a
simpleton, a simpleton whose gullibility was preyed upon to make him
vicious, but a simpleton nonetheless. Moreover he was patently a wannabe
who was not considered capable - even by other terrorists - of wiping his
ass, let alone effectively participating in a plot.

Only the PR need for a "triumph" in that absurdity, GWOT, led to the farce
of the show trial. In more civilized countries intervention guides such
mentally deficient folks towards making place mats down at the sheltered
workshop as part of supervised rehabilitative justice, rather than jailing
them for life.

But you were talking about the fifth amendment... Do go on.