Look into why #Prop66 is a load of prosecutorial crap – False confessions by kids after interrogations


San Bernardino District Attorney @MichaelRamos stumps for California Prop 66.

“One analysis of 44 proven false-confession cases revealed that more than a third of the interrogations lasted six to 12 hours, many lasted between 12 and 24 hours, and the average length was more than 16 hours.”

“It happens especially in cases when the suspect is young and vulnerable. An analysis of 125 proven false confes­sions found that 33% of the suspects were juveniles at the time of arrest, and at least 43% were either mentally disabled or ill. Another study of 340 exonerations found that 13% of adults falsely confessed compared to 42% of juveniles.”

“Innocent? Don’t talk to the police.”

Read full story from the LA Times.

About csidds

Dr. Michael Bowers is a long time forensic consultant in the US and international court systems.
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