Boing Boing posts an excellent pair of videos by a law professor and a police officer explaining why you shouldn’t ever talk to the police without a lawyer present. Ever. It’s pretty shocking.
And the really scary bit is the question of how police would get their work done if this were the case. Using this stringent standard, how can I be sure I’m not being questioned as a “person of interest” rather than a witness or whatever. It’s a scary depiction of the potential minefield the criminal justice apparatus is.
The videos take about 45 minutes to watch, but it’s worth it.