False Confessions – Scary truth about human nature

Bottom line about human character is that there will always be a certain percentage of our population that is susceptible to the power of suggestion and coercion. It is critical for anyone who thinks they have this weakness to shore up their defenses against such an exposure.

Here is a scary article that illustrates the effects of people who fall prey to over zealous law enforcement that put words in their mouth. While many may say this may not apply to them, think again when you are out buying a car, or committing to something you have no interest in. There are people who can talk you into anything.

“Eddie Lowery lost 10 years of his life for a crime he did not commit. There was no physical evidence at his trial for rape, but one overwhelming factor put him away: he confessed. ”

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/14/us/14confess.html?no_interstitial

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