Sunday, June 24, 2012

Brenda Waudby: "Truth, lies and Confessions." Set-up for tonight's (June 24), CBC doc; In-depth background, analysis, videos and links. Must read!

STORY: ""Truth, Lies and Confessions": In depth and analysis; Joe Schlesinger examines the truth and lies behind police interrogations.""

GIST: "The interrogation-room confessions that led to the convictions of Russell Williams and Terri-Lynne McClintic for their horrific and high profile crimes earned high praise for the Ontario Provincial Police, and especially for interrogator Staff Sgt. Jim Smyth. But outside the glare of the media spotlight, concerns are being raised about the aggressive methods employed by Canadian police forces, and whether the interrogation techniques they use are eliciting confessions from the innocent, as well as the guilty. Two Canadians who confessed to crimes they did not commit speak out in this exclusive report by Joe Schlesinger of CBC News."

The entire set-up can be found at:

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