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Self-Defense Tip #78 — Don’t Talk to the Police

A lecture by a law professor and a former defense attorney on why you should not talk to police officers.

Here I quote one of the many reasons given by the professor why you should not talk to the police (beginning at 21:10 of the video):

“Police make mistakes . . . innocently, inadvertently, unintentionally. Any statement, no matter how exculpatory it may seem on its face, can be used to crucify you if the police are either willing to lie — not likely — or if they just have an innocent misrecollection of the details of what they did and did not tell you before you told them what you said.”

And here is an example of police officers having “an innocent misrecollection of the details”:

And here you may view the action in slow motion:

Note that the other police officer at the scene, who witnessed this attack, does not arrest the criminal policeman. The video taken by a bystander and posted on YouTube is the only reason the assaulted biker is not in prison.

More examples:

More on the subject of talking to the police, from Practical Defense Systems.

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