Monday, December 14, 2009

The Top 8 Reasons
Not to Talk to Cops

I found this video to be most fascinating. James Duane, a professor at Regent Law School and a former defense attorney, tells his class why no one should ever agree to be interviewed by the police without their lawyer present. This segment is primarily relevant to those who are innocent and have nothing to hide.

A second video gives equal time to a police detective. He basically agrees that everyone should stand by their Fifth Amendment rights and never waive the protections mentioned in the "Miranda warning." It is primarily relevant to those who are not entirely innocent or do have something to hide.

Each video is half an hour. Prof. Duane comes across as a fast-talking smoothy who could prosper selling vegetable slicers on late night television, but his argument seems comprehensive and well-founded.

I found these via a blog post by
Pascal Meunier, which is also well worth a read.

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