Originally Posted by SteelersinCA
These are people who obviously have made questionable decisions or they wouldn't be where they are in the first place. Do you really think it's in their best interest to be talking to police? I have never come across a cop who was gathering information to let someone go, they are always gathering information to aide in the prosecution of someone. There is a reason they say "anything you say can AND WILL be used against you."
That's just it, they are notified that "anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law." That's the whole right to remain silent (Miranda rights???), plead the 5th and all that jazz.
It's a choice
they have to make. If they choose to not be quiet (without a lawyer present), then they give up that right. Even a fool appears wise if he keeps his mouth closed.