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    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I disagree. It is certainly NOT the same as beating the hell out of a suspect to get a confession. How effective is a lie on an innocent person? "We found your fingerprints on the knife." "No, no you didn't."
    Pretty effective if the person is weak willed, ignorant, stupid. They're put in an area that is designed to be stressful with one-two people and keep you there for hours at a time trying every trick in the book to get you to confess to a crime.
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    Re: Lying cops...

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Pretty effective if the person is weak willed, ignorant, stupid. They're put in an area that is designed to be stressful with one-two people and keep you there for hours at a time trying every trick in the book to get you to confess to a crime.
    That right there is an gross over-exaggeration. Cops talk to people. Gather information. To think they're trying to get everyone they talk to to confess to a crime is just silly.
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    Re: Lying cops...

    Yes. If they don't have the tools to solve crimes and keep the peace, what's the point? Of all the places government has power of your individual life, lying during an interrogation is trivial at best. Ideally there is no crime. Once that ideal is busted, cops lying while not ideal, has benefits that probably outweight the cons.
    It does likely hurt those without education/counsel the most though, so you could try and break this off into a class issues, as I'm sure some particular political lean would benefit from...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    That right there is an gross over-exaggeration. Cops talk to people. Gather information. To think they're trying to get everyone they talk to to confess to a crime is just silly.
    Then perhaps you could explain to me why so many people gave confessions and later turned out to actually be innocent? But anywho, I'm not saying that they are out to get everyone. The majority of cops are just people trying to get the guilty behind bars. But sometimes they are overzealous.
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    Absolutely NOT.




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    Re: Lying cops...

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Should cops be allowed to lie when interrogating someone for a crime?
    it may depend on the crime one is accused of..

    because it is disgusting to see them show zero tolerance to the students ,workers or ordinary citizens trying to protect their own rights
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    It was a technique some used, but I was never comfortable with it. It always struck me as dishonorable, and I always felt that we ought to stand for something better than that.

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    What would happen if I lied when the police were questioned me?
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    Re: Lying cops...

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Should cops be allowed to lie when interrogating someone for a crime?
    No, I think it puts citizens on a very uneven playing field. If a citizen who is being interrogated lies, there can be major legal consequences.
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    Re: Lying cops...

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Should cops be allowed to lie when interrogating someone for a crime?
    I say that legally they should not be allowed to lie.And if a cop does lie to get a so called confession it should be brought to the attention of the jury that the cop did lie. Many people won't risk fighting to prove their innocence if they believe the evidence is stacked against them and this leads to innocent people confessing to crimes they did not commit. Besides that police should be seen as trust worthy,more trust worthy than your average citizen. Police being allowed to lie creates a perception that police are untrustworthy liars and therefore corrupt. This helps facilitate a no snitch culture that plagues many communities.
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