COME. THE POLICE OFFICER WILL ACCUSE YOU
OF THE CRIME CONFIDENTLY, UNWAVERINGLY, AND
REPEATEDLY. THEY WOULD SAY THINGS LIKE — WE
KNOW FOR A FACT THAT YOU DID IT, I JUST
WANT TO UNDERSTAND WHY! AND YOU WILL NOT
BE ALLOWED TO DENY THINGS. THE POLICE
OFFICER WILL INTERRUPT ALL YOUR DENIALS.
THEY WOULD DISMISS YOUR DENAILS AS
IMPOSSIBLE AND CONTRADICTORY TO THE
FACTS OF THE CASE. ESSENTIALLY, THEY WILL
NOT ALLOW YOU TO EFFECTIVELY VERBALIZE
ANY COHERENT DENIALS OR DEFENSE. THEY WILL SAY
THINGS LIKE — STOP DENYING IT! STOP
LISTEN TO ME! LISTEN TO ME NOW! I WILL
GIVE YOU THE OPPORTUNITY TO TALK IN JUST
A MOMENT, BUT RIGHT NOW, IT IS VERY IMPORTANT
THAT YOU LISTEN TO ME CAREFULLY!
WHY DO THEY SAY THAT? WHY DO THEY TELL
YOU THAT YOU HAVE TO LISTEN TO THEM? IT
IS NOT BECAUSE THEY HAVE SOMETHING
TERRIBLY IMPORTANT TO SAY. RATHER, IT IS
BECAUSE THE POLICE INTERROGATION
TECHNIQUE INDICATES THAT THE SUSPECT
SHOULD NOT HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO
VERBALIZE DENIALS. NEXT: FALSE EVIDENCE
PLOYS. THE POLICE OFFICER WILL CONFRONT
YOU WITH EVIDENCE AGAINST YOU, SOMETIMES
REAL EVIDENCE, SOMETIMES FABRICATED
EVIDENCE — KNOWN AS A FALSE EVIDENCE PLOY.
THEY WILL SAY THAT THEY HAVE
YOUR FINGERPRINTS, OR THEY’VE GOT YOUR DNA, OR THEY
HAVE EYEWITNESS TESTIMONIES, OR THEY HAVE
As as a former cop I believe many innocent people have been brainwashed into making false confessions and punished with the approval of the DA, Judge and Police chief. This is what all good cops should fight to prevent. We should work as hard to exonerate innocent person as to convict a guilty one. The objective is to do a good job without, remorse, doubt and guilt.
I was once a prime suspect in a $11K petty cash theft at my workplace. Interrogation went down EXACTLY the way described here. As the innocent party, my mistake was expecting that me agreeing to be interviewed at the station, which bait and switched to interrogated, was going to help them with their investigation. instead they spent 5 hrs trying to get a confession. Until you’ve lived it, you cant relate to how scary and stressful it is when you’re innocent.after once or twice it can be enjoyable. just tell the cops to hurry up cause you are heading over to their house to investigate a possible crime when you leave.@Ronald Agyemang You don’t ALLOW them to interrogate you. You don’t say but one thing, “I want a lawyer.” And you keep saying it a thousand times if you have to do so. If you don’t have the money to hire an attorney they HAVE to provide you with one. That is your right under the Constitution of the United States. Good luck.It’s stressful yes. I understand. Once you keep your mouth shut and don’t get into any dialogue it’s better. Switch the questions on them. If they ask, what would you normally do after work. Ask them well what would you normally do. And repeat. No dialogue, no report building.It’s alarming that often they are more interested in closing the case than finding out who is actually guilty. Especially in a murder investigation.There appears to be a pattern that vulnerable people are charged with crimes, because it’s easier to get confessions. The police do not appear to be particularly interested in finding the real criminal as long as they have a victim to blame it on.
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I Want to Hate …’
In Trump’s America people are understandably experiencing news fatigue. There are torrents of it on multiple streams. There is outrage after outrage. It is often overwhelming.
That’s the plan, I suspect. Trump is operating on the Doctrine of Inundation. He floods the airwaves until you simply give up because you feel like you’re drowning.
.. I remember the episode that first revealed to me the darkness at Trump’s core, and I am renewed.
.. On an April night nearly 30 years ago, a young investment banker was beaten and raped when she went for a jog in Central Park. The attack left her in a coma
.. After being questioned for hours, the defendants gave false confessions that conflicted with one another, and those confessions were captured on video. As The New York Times pointed out in 2002: “The defendants in the jogger case were put on camera after they had been in custody, in some cases, for as long as 28 hours.”
.. “When we were arrested, the police deprived us of food, drink or sleep for more than 24 hours. Under duress, we falsely confessed.”
.. A few days after the attack, long before the teenagers would go on trial, Donald Trump bought full-page ads in New York newspapers — you may think of this as a precursor to his present-day tweets to a mass audience — under a giant, all-caps headline that read: “Bring Back the Death Penalty. Bring Back Our Police!”
.. After serving up to 13 years in prison, the boys were proven right: Another man confessed to the crime and his DNA matched that at the scene of the crime.
.. The boys, then men, had their convictions overturned, were freed, and eventually reached a multimillion-dollar settlement with the city over their wrongful convictions.
How did Trump respond after having called for them to be put to death? In true Trump fashion, he refused to apologize or show any contrition whatsoever.
.. In a 2014 opinion essay in The Daily News, Trump wrote that the settlement was a “disgrace” and that “settling doesn’t mean innocence.” He continued his assertion that the men were guilty, urging his readers: “Speak to the detectives on the case and try listening to the facts. These young men do not exactly have the pasts of angels.”
.. “Mayor Koch has stated that hate and rancor should be removed from our hearts. I do not think so. I want to hate these muggers and murderers. They should be forced to suffer and, when they kill, they should be executed for their crimes.”
“Yes, Mayor Koch, I want to hate these murderers and I always will. I am not looking to psychoanalyze or understand them, I am looking to punish them.”
.. That to me is the thing with this man: He wants to hate. When Trump feels what he believes is a righteous indignation, his default position is hatred. Anyone who draws his ire, anyone whom he feels attacked by or offended by, anyone who has the nerve to stand up for himself or herselfand tell him he’s wrong, he wants to hate, and does so.
.. This hateful spirit envelopes him, consumes him and animates him.
He hates women who dare to stand up to him and push back against him, so he attacks them, not just on the issues but on the validity of their very womanhood.
.. He hates black people who dare to stand up — or kneel — for their dignity and against oppressive authority, so he attacks protesting professional athletes, Black Lives Matter and President Barack Obama himself as dangerous and divisive, unpatriotic and un-American.
.. He hates immigrants so he has set a tone of intolerance, boasted of building his wall (that Mexico will never pay for), swollen the ranks of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and attacks some as criminals and animals.
He hates Muslims, so he moves to institute his travel ban and attacks their religion with the incendiary comment that “I think Islam hates us.”
.. He always disguises his hatred, often as a veneration and defense of his base, the flag, law enforcement or the military. He hijacks their valor to advance his personal hatred.
.. So I remember that. I center that. I hear “I want to hate” every time I hear him speak.