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Old December 22, 2011, 02:02 PM   #29
B. Lahey
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Join Date: March 17, 2008
Location: Indiana
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Its not the fancy CSI stuff that solves crimes. Its the cop's ability to talk to people and get them to confess. It's a art I fear is disappearing. Gone the way of the "beat cop".
I dunno... Maybe in Alaska or Wyoming, but not around here (Indiana).

Pretty much every case that comes across my desk where the fellow wasn't caught in a bad-looking situation was taken to the courts by way of some very crafty questioning. And I'm not talking about yelling at them until they say something stupid or ask for a lawyer, either. There are some very sophisticated techniques being practiced not only by the detectives, but by lowly patrolmen as well.

It makes my job harder as a defense attorney, but I can't help but admire their tradecraft.
"A human being is primarily a bag for putting food into; the other functions and faculties may be more godlike, but in point of time they come afterwards."
-George Orwell
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