10 Reasons Why You Should Never Talk To or Trust The Police

10 Reasons Why You Should Never Talk To or Trust The Police

The police have one goal when they talk to you: to make you feel like you did something wrong and convince you to confess to it so that they can arrest you and justify their paycheck

. Most people don’t realize this, but once you’re in their interrogation room, they’ve already won. If they want you to do something, you will likely comply with their wishes, because of the power they hold over your life at that moment in time.

1) The police are allowed to lie

The police are allowed to lie to extract information from you. They are not bound by the oath that witnesses swear before testifying in court, so they don’t have to be honest about anything.

Lying is often encouraged to better understand what happened at a crime scene or if someone is under investigation. The best thing for anyone to do is exercise their right to remain silent and never agree to speak with the police unless they have a lawyer present.

2) If you feel like talking, that’s probably an indication you shouldn’t be talking

I can understand that many people feel hesitant about cooperating with the police. I will say that if you are guilty, then you have little to worry about because they can’t do anything to make your sentence worse than it already is.

But if you haven’t done anything wrong and you are asked to cooperate with the police, don’t. Here are 10 reasons why:

Police officers regularly lie in reports and don’t tell lawyers during discovery proceedings what happened at interrogations.

3) What does it matter? They can still hurt you in other ways

When I was 16, I was dating a man in his late twenties. Six months after our relationship started, he would get really mad and start yelling at me for little things like not telling him that I had a doctor’s appointment. One day he took it too far and slapped me in the face so hard that my vision became blurry.

He proceeded to backhand me across the face so hard my whole body went numb and pushed me against the wall. For some reason, when all of this happened, I never thought to call the police and report him as they are supposed to protect you from someone hurting you or your loved ones.

4) How are cops more effective at getting info out of people than trained counselors?

Cops are not trained counselors and lack the necessary interpersonal skills to appropriately listen to victims of crime. Victims will sometimes feel more comfortable sharing details with a stranger than with someone they know. However, cops are also authority figures who intimidate victims.

Lastly, victims may be afraid that they will not be believed and/or that their family members will find out. As a result, many victims choose not to report the crime at all.

5) Most people don’t know this rule. Follow it if you want to stay safe.

If you are ever pulled over, keep your hands on the steering wheel at 10 and 2 o’clock, and make sure to put your license and registration where they can see them without having to ask. Do not reach for anything in the glove compartment, do not fidget around, and do not try to go for your phone.

This may seem trivial but this is a golden rule of interacting with police- just do what they say when they tell you to do it. Remember, a police officer will have all the time in the world if you decide that you want to challenge them so don’t give them an excuse by creating a legal complication.

6) Do they need your statement?

  1. We don’t know why the police are asking for your statement
  2. If you refuse to talk to the police and they continue to harass you then it is a violation of your 4th amendment rights
  3. We have no idea if the statement will be used against you in court and what crime is being investigated

7) You never want to be their only source of information on a crime.

You don’t want to be the only person they get information from. Imagine if you are a witness of a crime and the cops show up and ask you, what happened.

It’s possible that you witnessed the crime but forgot some important details, so your statement is either inaccurate or not very descriptive. As long as you can give them more than one perspective, they will have more to go on and hopefully come up with a better story.

8) But how would the cop even know how I feel about my rapist? Am I legally required to answer this question?

The police force isn’t infallible. It is well known that many officers abuse their power and become entwined in corruption. This has been seen in the recent cases of Daniel Holtzclaw, the former Oklahoma City police officer who was convicted on 18 counts of sexual assault.

These cases exist as examples of why you should never speak to a law enforcement officer without a lawyer present and with all your rights communicated to them.

What many people don’t know is that they are not legally required to answer any questions posed by an officer unless they have invoked their Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination–which means they are not obligated to answer questions under oath if the answers could lead to criminal charges.

9) This is all part of them trying to get statements from as many people as possible. Don’t fall for it.

This is a call to all of you out there who have been arrested, never speak to the police.

Don’t give them your statements. They don’t care about you and they will only use it against you when it’s time for trial. Stay silent in jail and then hire an attorney that knows what they are doing.

10) So let me get this straight. If I do talk, I could face criminal charges but if I don’t talk I could still face criminal charges? And when exactly did we lose our right against self-incrimination?

One of the most important rights afforded to every citizen of the United States is the right against self-incrimination. As you read this sentence, ask yourself what those words mean. Well, according to the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution and several Supreme Court decisions,

Americans can refuse to answer any question asked by a law enforcement agent or a judge that may incriminate them.

However, police officers are very crafty at trying to trick people into answering incriminating questions during interrogations and they might twist your words around in a way that changes their meaning so don’t fall for it!

We still have constitutional rights here in America and police officers shouldn’t be able to bully you into talking when it’s clear you don’t want to speak with them!

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