Overview and Entertaining Analysis of Don't Talk to Cops Part 1
What Is This Hub For?
This hub is all about what is talked about in the YouTube video, “Don’t Talk to cops Part 1”. I'm aiming to keep my writing as entertaining and informative as possible. I am doing this because I feel this video covers something literally everyone who lives in the United States should know. Also I don't want to make a dry summary saying exactly what the video is saying. All information posted is taken from the video or is my interpretation of what it means.
For maximum knowledge gained I highly recommend watching the video, but I will provide an overview of some of what he says before the analysis. So if you just want to know the jist of what is being said without a humorous analysis, there is a short section explaining it.
You Really Outta Watch This.
- The main point of the video that you probably figured out from the hub title and video title is to not talk to the police.
- Nothing good will come of talking to the police unless you don't like having options, and don't like having control over your own life.
- The Fifth Amendment is not reserved for criminals or people guilty of a crime. It is there to protect any and every citizen of the United States from incriminating them self in any crime. It doesn't matter if you're guilty of anything or not. You're always better off pleading the Fifth Amendment than explaining the situation to a police officer.
- Sometimes you don't even want to say anything to a non-police officer body like the IRS for the same reason. Nothing good can come of it for you as an individual.
There is A LOT more said in the video but I'm leaving it out of the overview so it stays short. This isn't the type of video you watch and fall asleep during because the speaker is just rambling on in a monotone voice about ancient law statutes. He is extremely engaging, provides incredible useful information in a short amount of time, and is often times pretty entertaining. If you are a United States citizen or live in the country you owe it to yourself to watch the video.
Okay, Wow. Whats Going On Here?
Watch. The. Video.
Do it now. I'll wait, I've got some stuff to do anyways.
Awesome. Analysis Time
I knew you would watch the video because you wouldn't want to hurt me deeply by seeing my heart felt advice and saying "well yeah, I could learn about why I shouldn't talk to police and well yeah I probably should since I'm a United States Citizen and I will probably have to talk to the police at some point in my life, but I can't because there's this thing with my internet and YouTube and I just can't because of m-" FINE, ALRIGHT I'LL TELL YOU MYSELF.
The man speaking is a former defense lawyer and at the time of the video a law school professor. Now what he's saying, for the billionth time, is that you shouldn't talk to the police ever. I personally believe there is almost no statement that has ever been said or will be said where there isn't a counter point. Whether that counterpoint is utterly ridiculous, morally wrong, or just plain stupid, it's still a counterpoint. Here's an example
If you order a sandwich pay for it, and they cashier only gives you back half the change you were expecting. You say "Um, excuse me I gave you a twenty for a five dollar sandwich and you give me $7.50 in change...?" Meanwhile the cashier stares at you with an empty look in his eyes and comes back with, "yeah uh well..I don't get paid enough so I'm just gonna take some of your change." Though you may disagree with his choice and lunge over the counter to fight for your hard earned $7.50, it is important to understand what he presents is a counter point.
The ONLY Counterpoint to Not Talking to the Police
"Well" you say in argument just for the sake of being contrary "What if I'm honestly not guilty and by giving my part of the story I assist in the eventual conviction of the real culprit."....You know what fine. I guess that is the only on-"BUT!" the imaginary person here only for entertainment purposes interjects "What if I just want to confess my crimes and throw myself at the mercy of the law and let a jury of my peers decide my fate based upon my 100% confession of crimes I know that I committed and that is all?"
I Submit, However I Have a Suprise.
Well okay fine, again. That is also a valid counterpoint, and alright you win you hoard of unruly readers and commenters. You know what? there are probably a thousand more valid counterpoints as well. However for this counterpoint, a counter counter point if you will, giving an accurate confession of your crimes may not give you "Let the law stand in fair judgment of my committed crimes" that you're looking for.
During your sobbing confession where you admit to having stolen a pack of gum and the Blu-ray Twilight Saga because you couldn't bear the judgment that would've been received by the cashier, you mention the specific video store you stole from. The video store that you admit you stole from happened to have been recently been hit by an armed robber. This armed robber took some twilight related merchandise and all the cash in the register.
Well someone in the department makes the connection, and now you're on trial for armed robbery. You're most likely saying, wow this is completely ridiculous that can't happen. Unfortunately this isn't an exaggeration this kind of thing CAN happen and you can get convicted. The video talks about it. The video you watched because you care about my feelings.
Why This Happens
Police are human just like you and I. Sometimes they make mistakes unintentionally. Sometimes something you said gives them a reason to pursue something that, in your head, makes absolutely no sense and is completely irrelevant. That is why it is in your best individual interest to not talk to the police.
If you're guilt ridden and want to confess, do it with a lawyer. Don't talk to the police yourself. If you do, you're subjecting yourself to the possibility you are charged with crimes you did not commit.
Alright I'll say it one last time because I care about you, and I don't want you to get yourself in trouble. Don't talk to the police. Even if you tell a 100% honest explanation where you have a both truthful and reasonable explanation for everything chances are something will be said wrong on your part, or a detail won't match exactly what you said. It's not your fault. You're not dumb, you're human. Lets face it being questioned by the cops is scary. Stress takes its toll on your brain. Ask for a lawyer if you're arrested. Don't say anything unless it's to your lawyer. They actually went to the school to learn how to talk to the police.
The Fifth Amendment is your shield against accidental incrimination. It's there to protect you from not being a lawyer.
The part 2 of the video will be posted next week sometime. If you want to read my overview and analysis of part 2, or just enjoyed my writing go ahead and follow me.
I don't know exactly when I will be post it. The video itself is already up on YouTube so you can watch it now. Without giving away too much, part 2 is by a former police officer that talks about the human factor involved. Like I said earlier the police are people to. He also talks about some of the tools the police employ during interviews and a few other things.
Hope you enjoyed my hub, post your thoughts in the comments.