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THE ADVOCATE V O L . 7 5 P A R T 3 M A Y 2 0 1 7 359 to go back to your cell. Then get up off the chair and go to the door and leave. If the door is locked, pound on the door and ask for it to be opened. If no one opens the door, your options are as follows: (a) go back to your seat and sit down, then put your head in your arms, close your eyes and ignore anything being said or done in the room; (b) sit down in the corner of the room on the floor with your arms on your knees and your head in your arms with your eyes closed and ignore anything being said or done; or (c) lie down on the floor in the room and go to sleep or at least try to ignore anything being said or done in the room. After a few minutes of doing one of these three things, you can go to the door again and repeat your attempts to leave the room. The videotape will show how you were trying to leave the room and the police were preventing you from doing so. This will be to your advantage later on. (13) The police may say to you that the evidence that they have collected so far shows that this is a cold-blooded killing or a hard-ass criminal act or whoever committed this crime is a violent psychopath or an evil monster or some other similar characterization. Police may tell you that they know that you are not any of those things, but that it is essential that you talk to them about what happened here and the reasons why all this occurred. Police may tell you that if you do not talk to them, then it looks like you are (a) a cold-blooded killer, (b) a hard-ass criminal or (c) a violent psychopath. All of this is not true. It is designed to get you to talk. You will not be considered any of those things just because you exercised your right to silence. DO NOT TALK TO THE POLICE. (14) If an the officer says to you, “Look, if you are (a) a cold-blooded killer, (b) a hard-ass criminal or (c) a violent psychopath, that is why you are not talking to us,” or if the officer says, “Look, I understand that if you are (a) a cold-blooded killer, (b) a hard-ass criminal or (c) a violent psychopath, then I see why you wouldn’t be talking to us,” all of these are techniques designed to get you to talk to the police. DO NOT TALK TO THE POLICE. (15) If the officer says to you, “If you don’t talk to us, other investigators will consider you to be (a) a cold-blooded killer, (b) a hard-ass criminal or (c) a violent psychopath,” that is not true. No one will draw


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