Don’t talk to the cops even if you’ve done nothing wrong: A lawyer explains every reason why it’s a terrible idea
2: You don't even know if you're lying or not. Recently. Ken White at Popehat
He has like 7 different points including “You don’t know if you’re in trouble” and “You can't even talk properly”. This is correct - I was interviewed for a podcast the other day and I was like “this will be fine, I know how to have a normal human conversation about topics I’m well-informed on” but something about knowing it’s being recorded completely jangled me up, and that was talking to nice people who weren’t actively trying to catch me in a contradiction. I would be a useless mess under police interrogation.
Read the whole article, it’s a delight.
Don’t talk to the cops: Video edition
Similar topic, also a lawyer, but covers a different set of reasons, so you wouldn’t be wasting your time by reading/watching both. Also just an absolutely charming and engaging speaker with a great accent. I’ve watched this video three times, he’s that charming.
I’m not suggesting either of these because I think it’s info you need. They’re just interesting and entertaining! And maybe you’ll need it. Learning stuff like this is all the fun of being a prepper with none of the floorspace requirements.
Note: This and the article above are both about the US but the principles are similarish in the UK and Australia, not sure about elsewhere. A certain segment of conspiracy-theorist Australians have a habit of citing the US Bill of Rights or First Amendment in their defence because they’ve watched too many fringe youtube videos, which is pretty funny.
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