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‘Justice For All’: Why People Falsely Confess To Crimes | NBC Nightly News

The Innocence Project, a group dedicated to clearing the names of the wrongly convicted, says 28% of exonerations achieved through DNA evidence involve defendants who made false confessions.
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‘Justice For All’: Why People Falsely Confess To Crimes | NBC Nightly News


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  1. We will never know how many false convictions there are. 😞. To keep my sanity about it I tell myself that yes, we have the best system available to bring justice to the guilty but convictions don't mean we heard the whole truth during the trial.

  2. Thank you, Lester ! I've never understood why a detective is allowed to lie to a suspect about the evidence to get a confession.
    From then on the authorities are prone to lie about everything.

  3. Check out my playlist about Wisdom on World Issues follow the link below. Sometimes cops can push too hard and the weak of mind fold. It's hit home in my family. I could even do it to my kids with "20 questions". Kids can't comprehend. It's sad!!


  4. Sounds criminal to me to falsely accuse someone lie deny them food or rest etc. Isn't that confession under distress?

  5. False confession is a way or the only way to get out of an endless interrogation more painful than torture. The U.S. judicial system backward in admitting false or coerced confession by not taking into consideration that the person interrogated is at the mercy of an unscrupulous interrogator in that room. Kenzi Snider, an American woman was tricked into a false confession by an Army and FBI interrogators into confessing to a murder. What saved her is the practice of South Korea of NOT admitting confession from interrogators except when it's done publicly and in the presence of the public defender. To: Mr. Lester Holt, Try to trace Kenzi Snider and get her input on her experience.

  6. Alot of detective wants to close the case that is one of the reason doing that

  7. You have the right to remain silent (and you should in any scenario) you also have the right to an attorney, and if you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed to you. I highly suggest you acquire a reputable attorney, however, a Public Defender is better than nothing.

    1st rule don't say anything other than I want a lawyer, at that point any questioning ceases until an attorney on your behalf is present. Request an attorney immediately!

    Do not be deterred from requesting an attorney, and invoking your 5th ammendment right, as this is commonly is seen as a sign of guilt according to law enforcement, it is your right, and you are entitled to representation and legal advice, so invoke your rights.

    Law enforcement are looking to pin a crime on anyone who "looks good" despite having any physical/circumstantial evidence to pacify the public.

  8. Barry Scheck who was one of OJ's lawyers redeemed himself by founding this organization.

  9. Not to mention some passive aggressive tactics like whistling loud af and flashing lights in eyes while people are sleeping

  10. I think it's best to teach our teens not to speak with the police at all until he/she has an attorney present.

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