Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Never, ever, talk to the police without a lawyer

You do know you never, ever, talk to the police without a lawyer present, right? You don't -- ever. Once you watch the two gentlemen in the videos below give their presentations, you won't question it.

We have a bit of a C.S.I. marathon going on in our house right now. At one point, T. started deconstructing the show, and talking about the messages implicit in it (this type of rough treatment is standard procedure for most media that makes it into our house). For instance, people are assumed guilty until proven innocent, over and over again. Confessions are also par for the course. And if someone "lawyers up" and refuses to talk, it's almost always a sign that they have been cornered and are about to be exposed as guilty. In the real world, all it means is that you have your head screwed on straight.

The Lawyer explains:

The Cop corroborates:

Enjoy being gently reminded of your rights and proper conduct in a stressful situation,


[via Brasscheck TV]


Dale said...

Thanks for posting this. Very good and informative stuff!

Bpaul said...

It's one of those things that we know, but forget. We hear it, but is good to have reinforced every few years.

stingite said...

Hey! I loved it. The lawyer was highly entertaining.