Vocalo Daily Snippet: ACLU on talking to cops/feds. Practice these lines BEFORE Jack Bauer shows up.

January 21, 2010

Photo by tbridge For yesterday's thread on Vocalo, Brian talked with Adam Schwartz, senior staff counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois, about how to talk to cops. Adam's advice was great (full disclosure: he's a friend of mine), but I don't think I'd have the nerve to say these kinds of things to Jack Bauer. First, he said, find out if you really have to talk to them at all. [audio:/sites/default/files/archives/blogs//SNIPPET_Just-say-goodbye-if-you-can_Adam-Schwartz-of-ACLU-IL.mp3|titles=SNIPPET_Just say goodbye if you can_Adam Schwartz of ACLU IL] He also described the proper response to a post-9/11 tactic that feds use to catch "persons of interest" unawares.‚  (We're not talking about waterboarding here, but it does sound effective.‚  Would I really have the presence of mind to follow Adam's advice?) [audio:/sites/default/files/archives/blogs//SNIPPET_The-Ambush-Interview_Adam-Schwartz-of-ACLU-IL1.mp3|titles=SNIPPET_The Ambush Interview_Adam Schwartz of ACLU IL]