iheartscotch: She probably didn't know or understand that she could leave if she wasn't under arrest.
iheartscotch: False statements aren't what bothers me; she either wasn't properly explained her rights or she didn't understand her rights. She probably didn't know or understand that she could leave if she wasn't under arrest.
Some 'Splainin' To Do: And it's for crap like this that you should never, ever consent to talk to the police without a lawyer in the room.
draypresct: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Rules for police interaction.Don't talk to the police.If you're innocent, don't talk to them....I take it you used to work for Penn State Football?Assistant Coach: "I just saw Sandusky raping a child in the shower. Should we tell the police?"Abe Vigoda's Ghost: "No, of course not. Don't talk to the police."
iheartscotch: I agree, you have to exercise your rights. I'm wondering how they got away with questioning a 16 year-old without a parent present. Maybe that differs state to state.
Wayne 985: Wow... I'm all for police bluffing to trick a guilty suspect, but this went into crazy territory. No evidence that a crime had even been committed? Holding her family ransom with threats and promises directed at them?
Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Not all cops are bad.
SnakeLee: So an immigrant is emotionally vulnerable because her kid just died and then is systematically lied to by authroity figures who have no evidence for hours
serial_crusher: Protip: Don't confess to things you didn't do?
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