Judicious Use of the 5th Amendment: Debunking “Don’t Talk To Police”

Hey folks,

Well the newest Law of Self Defense Institute video lecture and podcast are up, entitled “Judicious Use of the 5th Amendment: Debunking ‘Don’t Talk to Police’ “

The title refers, of course, to the Youtube video “Don’t talk to police,” which has in excess of 4 million views.

We critically examine that advice in the context of self-defense.

We also contrast the “Say Nothing” and “Say Little” approaches to interacting with the police in the aftermath of a self-defense encounter, including specifically what TO say, what NOT to say, and WHEN.

Here are both the video lecture and podcast version:

LECTURE #007: Judicious Use of the 5th Amendment (September 11, 2014)

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3 thoughts on “Judicious Use of the 5th Amendment: Debunking “Don’t Talk To Police””

  1. mamontb@comcast.net

    One of my major “take aways’ from this lecture is the importance of retaining an attorney who understands (and ideally has experience practicing) self-defense law explicitly. If the attorney whose advice was cited in the video was training lawyers, what would be the outcome of retaining a lawyer trained by someone like him (instead of someone like Mr. Branca)? I followed the advice of the Armed Citizens Legal Defense Network and consulted with an ACLDN recommended attorney to clarify and reinforce my understanding of the laws of my state. I felt that along with training this was my obligation as a licensed armed citizen. I’ve also benefited greatly from the LOSD book and these online lectures (and blogs). I hope I can attend a seminar in my area soon.

  2. barrister.bill@cfl.rr.com

    As a CCW holder in FL & active Atty. at Law, I have tried to become aware of the Gun Law & Cases in FL. My research & training agree w/ Andrew Branca & I have adopted the “Say Little” approach & especially the Right to remain silent. Most people R aware of the Rt. 2 Counsel; just not that U have 2 affirmatively exercise UR rt. 2 remain silent or UR silence can be commented on at trial against U. Good info. that all CCW holders should know. BB

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