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Self-Defense Tip #99 — Good Advice on Deniability

Deniability in self-defense: How to talk safely

Modern states, that is police states, have laws to keep their citizens powerless and dependent on the state. They want people to be fearful of exercising their natural rights–such as the right to defend themselves. The states practically prevent people from exercising their right to protect themselves–by making it illegal to prepare for self-defense. In most countries and in many US states, possession of weapons is prohibited. In the European Union and the UK, even possessing an everyday object, be that a cane, a pen, a set of keys, whatever–with an intent to defend yourself–is illegal.

With that in mind, learn to think correctly and, if interrogated, to talk safely (best through your lawyer), like so:

“I bought this telescopic umbrella [or a pair of sturdy boots] because it is made to last and withstands what its cheap, low-quality counterparts cannot.” NOT “I bought this telescopic umbrella [or a pair of boots] because it is strong enough to defend myself with.” That would be an illegal intent.

In case you had to defend yourself, say, “I was suddenly assaulted, in fear for my life, so I used what was within my reach [or in my hand or on me] to protect myself.” NOT “I expected an attack so I folded my walking-stick umbrella and grabbed it tightly [or I put my flashlight in my fist].” That would be an illegal intent.

Remember that police officers have arrest quotas to meet and prosecutors are rewarded for convictions, no matter whether right or wrong. Numbers matter–you and justice don’t (see Self-Defense Tip #91 — Whack, Then What? Arrest?). Further, prosecutors are not punished for convicting innocent people, and even if you are not convicted, you will be ruined.

Recommended reading:
Why police interrogations lead to false confessions:

What to do when questioned by police:
Self-Defense Tip #78 — Don’t Talk to the Police

The above is also true in Europe:

What “the stranger test” is and how it relates to deniability in self-defense:
Defend Yourself Easily!

Self-defense tip from Thomas Kurz, co-author of Basic Instincts of Self-Defense and author of Science of Sports Training, Stretching Scientifically, and Flexibility Express.

The Unbreakable Umbrella -- better than a cane, keeps the rain off, whacks like a steel pipe.


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