Skip to comments.Why You Should Never Talk to Police
Posted on 07/07/2009 10:04:31 PM PDT by DaveLoneRanger
There are two video lectures on YouTube a friend recently shared with me about when it comes to talking to the police. Even if you, like me, never expect to encounter police officers in a hostile situation, these are important videos to watch. This is especially true when it comes to law-abiding citizens who carry concealed or open weapons in self-defense.
Don't Talk to Cops, Part 1
Don't Talk to Cops, Part 2
This is not anti-police at all, but it is vital information for dealing with them.
This is for everyone on the armed citizen list. I highly recommend finding the time to watch these two videos...imperative information for armed citizens.
This is a must see video for EVERYONE.
May be of interest.
I’ve watched these a time or two..good stuff.
Good to see you, Dave......
Seen it, didn’t follow it, paid for it.
EVERYONE must see this video. Watch it, learn it, live it.
Never never never talk to the police. Even if you’re the one that called them just say “I got you here, you figure it out”.
ping for later.
Glad to see you too. I still post armed citizen stories on the blog, don’t have as much time to post them on here anymore, but someone (often marktwain) takes care of that and then I ping. I guess one of these days I’ll have to bequeath that list, but it will be a while.
Family reunions will be odd...
Can we still talk to librarians and teachers?
;-) (just kidding!!!)
Seen it before. Always a good idea to re-watch it. Excellent legal advice.
Highly recommended bump.
Martha Stewart should have watched this video. She would have never gone to prison.
((((PING)))) for later viewing.
Care to share your story?
marktwain does a great job!!
All the best to you...
This has been posted many times here. Good video.
Ping for later.
And Scooter Libby...
Case is still ongoing, so probably not for several months.
I know it goes against everything you believe, but this is RIGHT. Don’t ever talk to police when you are the object or possible object of the investigation. I personally have broken that advice several times because as an ex-attorney I know how to do it and I still suffer for it any time I have done it.
Here is my CHL, here is my ID and where is my lawyer........can I have a Diet Dr Pepper while I wait, where is the bathroom ? Hows yer family, how bout that ball game last week !!
If ya have to be wordy nervous say nothing while ya flap yer gums !
Be respectful of the police they have a tough job and 99.9% are fine citizens and professional officers of the law. But, remember, they are the chief witness for the state in any criminal prosecution and they are trained to get you to say things that will incriminate you. That's their job. So... stay out of trouble. But, when stopped or arrested or accused, get yourself a good criminal lawyer before making any statements... Nothing new here.
Yeah, FR’s search function is useless anymore.
I have to take issue, their job is not that tough. I’d do it in a second if I could get along with the so many that are A-holes.
I’ve always liked the Chris Rock video, How Not to Get Your A$$ Kicked by the Police
WARNING: If you are offended by bad language, then don’t watch it.
I understand your feelings. But.. the Thin Blue Line is all that separates us from the madness of those who want to kill us because we are productive citizens and pay taxes and give the government its AAA credit rating. Don’t alienate the police. But, if accused, call your lawyer before you say a word...
bump for later...
Thanks. I caught this a while back and downloaded the video so that I could show it to non-Internet savvy friends. He is very persuasive in his arguments.
geeze louise, is that guy on speed? He talks too fast....other than that, very interesting.
Self Ping for later.
...government by lawyers and nothing but liberaltarian lawyers’ political parties. If you can’t afford an attorney, a public attorney will walk by your cell and tell you how much time you’re going to get. ...any of you seen the movie, “Sin City?” Exaggerated/cartoon-like parts aside, some jurisdictions are really that filthy. That’s why I quit that line of work for good after the Academy and a few months of patrolling, often without backup (especially weekend overnights), then moved.
...good advice in the videos for those of us who can afford to take advantage of it.
Not a Chris Rock fan but watched this a while back...very funny stuff......”If the police have to chase you, they are bring a big case of ass kicking with them”
Its all we have to work with and cops are good. Bad guys are bad. I’ll take the cops any day. But, be careful what you say!
Dang. Looks like I am the rube on this thread. I agree with this mans advice. Sounds very practical. However, I did not use it, was a suspect in a shooting, talked to the police, and was never charged. Just testified at the trial for about 30 minutes. However, I did not know I was a suspect until a couple of months after initially talking to the police. FWIW.
Okay, honest question... I’m just about through with the first video and I’m wondering what the difference between this and the “Don’t snitch” code. According to Mr. Duane, no matter what you say, it can and will probably be used in some way against you if there’s any leverage point so don’t say anything. Doesn’t that equate to don’t snitch?
Thanks in advance for any enlightenment.
THanks for the links.
I wish all my profs were that good in college....
“Don’t Snitch” means don’t tell the police about the activities of others or yourself - but you can talk to them about any other matter you wish.
This, which is much smarter, says that the only thing you should say to the police is “I want my lawyer” even if you are not a suspect or person of interest - unless you are giving a witness statement.
>>But.. the Thin Blue Line is all that separates us from the madness of those who want to kill us because we are productive citizens and pay taxes and give the government its AAA credit rating.
No, it isn’t. I am reasonably well armed. I carry a gun because I can’t carry a cop. When seconds count, the police are only minutes away. Etc.
Read later bump
“Don’t Talk to Cops” is about not saying what you know about what you were involved in.
“Don’t Snitch” is all about not saying what you know about what others were involved in; “others” usually being gangsta wannabes, drug runners, small-time thieves, vandals, illegal aliens, and the like.
Highly recommend “not talking to the cops if ever you’re personally involved in an “incident.”
Highly recommend snitching anytime it’ll actually help get the scum off the streets.
Thanks for the clarity.
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