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BAMAPHIN 22
07-28-2009, 01:37 PM
Could someone make you confess to a crime that you didnít commit? C'mon. No way. People usually lie to avoid penalties. Why would someone accept responsibility and punishment for something they didn't do?

To most of us, it is inconceivable that even the most skillful police interrogator can get innocent people to, not only confess to a terrible crime, but actually believe that they committed it. Yet, we know it happens.

One quarter of those exonerated by DNA test results actually confessed to the crime of which they were convicted.


http://www.cbsnews.com/blogs/2009/07/27/crimesider/entry5191257.shtml?tag=stack

FinFrenzy
07-28-2009, 01:43 PM
I believe it could happen to people!

There should be a huge sign where their being questioned ASK FOR A LAWYER NOW!!

GoonBoss
07-28-2009, 02:09 PM
Do I think it's possible it could happen to someone? Sure. I would bet that most of those people that were exonerated after confessing to a crime they didn't commit are probably not the sharpest knives in the drawer though.

In my CCW class our instructor gave us a little speach to memorize should we ever had to use our weapon in self defense;

"Officer, I was in fear for my life. I had to stop that person from killing me (my family, whatever). I am anxious to share what information I have and help in whatever way I can after I speak to a lawyer."

We were to more or less just repeat this over and over to any question that was asked until we were provided a lawyer.

JTBRLZ
07-28-2009, 06:05 PM
If I was offered a blow job from Jessica Biel.

canesandbhoys
07-28-2009, 06:08 PM
Every single person in the US NEEDS to see this at least twice. Seriously.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqMjMPlXzdA

Nappy Roots
07-28-2009, 06:32 PM
id imagine the people that have been convinced they committed a crime even though they havent are extremely weak minded. something i am not.

GoonBoss
07-28-2009, 07:12 PM
Every single person in the US NEEDS to see this at least twice. Seriously.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqMjMPlXzdA

"It smells like Bob Marley's *** in here!":lol:

PhinzN703
07-28-2009, 08:09 PM
If I was offered a blow job from Jessica Biel.

C'mon, at least titty-**** her....

Bumpus
07-28-2009, 10:30 PM
It depended on what she looked like and what she was willing to do for/to me. :up:

Locke
07-29-2009, 02:24 AM
Doesn't surprise me at all. It can't be too different than planting false memories on eyewitnesses to discredit their testimony in trials....

Layfield
07-29-2009, 05:03 AM
In many instances people are tortured by police that are desperate to produce a perpetrator of the crime. As a result of the continued torture, the short term benefits of confessing to the crime and stopping the torture are perceived to outweigh the negative long term consequences of confessing to the crime...