Delan Azabani

Don't Talk to the Police

Every few months, I watch law professor James Duane's captivating Schneier-approved lecture on the perils of responding to police officers when being questioned. While the legal context may not completely adapt to jurisdictions outside the United States, the general principle remains solid: even if you say the complete truth, nothing but the truth, don't reveal any suspicious sentiments, and have your responses recorded, talking to the police can only do harm — never help you.