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court date penciled in for september it's beginning to hit home for frankie could lose the house he's lived in for over twenty years playboy. london coming up we'll take a closer look at some of the interrogation methods used by u.s. police after two if they really are. world. science technology innovation all the latest developments from around russia we've got the future covered. wealthy british style.
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markets why not. handle find out what's really happening to the global economy with mike skies or for a no holds barred look at the global financial headlines tune into kaiser report on r.t. . the crime is that of viola manville a seventy four year old woman found dead on the twenty ninth of november one nine hundred eighty eight along this dirt track. dozens of suspects will be questioned and all will be released including frank stirling seen in this photograph. two years later detectives trained by reed reopen the case and are convinced frank is guilty. a few years earlier his brother had been sentenced to prison for raping viola manning and frank stirling is thought to have wanted revenge.
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the police are relentless and pressed sterling until he cracks the eleventh of july nine hundred ninety one and exhausted frank sterling admits to the mudda his confession is recorded. many years later the murder of a four year old girl is arrested he confesses to the murder of viola manning and traces of his d.n.a. confirm the fact i drank sterling is released on the twenty eighth of april two thousand and ten off to serving nineteen years. now aged fifty four frank has become frail and anxious and finds it hard to talk about his feelings. april twenty eighth two thousand and ten the day i get released. oh yeah and whether you remember freedom. for frank sterling
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obtained his freedom largely due to the vigorous efforts of his lawyer. during the war with the question remains why did he ever come face to a crime he never committed. and police officers don't beat people anymore i mean it just doesn't happen really in the course of interrogation because there's been a sad light moment no because the psychological techniques are more effective in obtaining confessions than physical abuse. yet in the case of frank stirling only his confession was filmed but the video speaks for itself the two policemen had applied to read method as well as some of their own making. here they offering coffee and donuts to prepare frank sterling for his final declaration of guilt but what had gone on before.
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i remember the. shoulders. trying to be all buddy buddy. or here for. lunch and all that. i didn't do it you're not listen to me. over and over and it's like ok i'll give you what you want well they had this weird terry geisha technique in your case that i've never seen before since where there robin is feeding rubbing his back and having him lie on the floor and put his feet up on the chair and whispering in his ear you know picture yourself out of the crime scene now picture the victim here she comes what do you do you know all this kind of really hypnotic kind of suggestion. the video of the confession is
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just the acceptable face of what happened during the interrogation. to help frank admit to the crime he didn't commit one of the offices is rubbing his shoulder has all the other is holding his hand is that if you. were does you can't. bar. here to speak up. sort of like you're floating he said on the chair which are you know as if you feel like you're sitting in a chair no wait any shoulders. a . like an out of body. why does someone go through this crime that he didn't do.
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you know those three and so tired. four hours sleep. you know for three days and like. i just want to go on more sleep. yes. that's very. prejudiced your mind also didn't go for it they. did something happen with them. yesterday. one of. the ratio yes even when you're learning. something.
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anything religion is difficult for. the regime leaders gives them. very. yes. this form of questioning shows how an innocent man can be made to confess with no recourse whatsoever to violence psychology has thus become a powerful weapon in the hands of the police and frank was one of its deliberate victims. to prevent any possible excesses has given rise to a new kind of specialist the lawyer expert. it's even inspired hollywood and its popular series lie to me. in a friendly smile the psychologist helps result crimes by observing body language and facial expressions. it may be human nature for the truth is written for all of
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us. stand walters has been a lie expert for the past twenty five years. like to say i'm taking a little trip inside the swamp of their brain. in a morning around a swamp and i'm fighting a rotten stuff and trying to drag it out for four of the people. who will to crisscrosses the united states to spread the basics of good interrogation techniques to the police. his unique methods upset many of the theories online including those of his pia's. here in texas they did a study on interrogation training and they tested years officers ability to spot deception he says to training courses and they brought him back and test him again
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what he found one hundred ninety officers none of them got better in an improved after two courses so they looked at the content of courses and found those courses were perpetuating the myths stem malta's campaigns against preconceptions and received ideas. very little body language has anything to with the section crossing arms what else. put. up building hazing the other causing legs sitting on hands wrapping feet around a chair holding on cos of the ankles of the chair no correlation deception not. possibly stress but there is no difference whatsoever and when i contact lars make it a true killers and no connection. and now the myth of the myth of i move a little left logan right and i'm swimming against the tide and i've got academies that hate me for this and kids my. kids are doing
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a disservice teaching again and again and again trained officers who thought they were great at spotting a lie before and worse in civilian population and had no training in deception which tells you what about training. to general. what about in the his method is together a bundle of clues based on behavior and language which could indicate a suspect may be lying beyond any stress he may be feeling. as well known people such as bill clinton he is seen lying to the entire nation when he claims he never had sexual relations with white house intern monica lewinsky. i never told anybody to lie there wasn't so much is deception here with president clinton other then there were some symptoms that told us he would be totally open one he refers to monica lewinsky is that one that is a very typical depersonalization its way of separating oneself and being above or
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outside the realm or better than that the other one is his emotion and using it is a parent's basement persian is the hostility of anger then a split second when he turns to walk away watch with a smile the simplest. these allegations are false and i need to go back to work. switch from anger to smile another is courtney love suspected of being a drug addict now wrong nothing to do and that i'll know her by god i'm going to ask a lot of questions the people think now my parent that out and out with courtney love you see shock when she's asked about their own question was a good stress marker because see her own version of body away get multiple answers if she is a good strong cause to braver's was consistent was only being deceptive that she would later we know that she has had a long history of drug abuse for. you on nothing now
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so the first question is very general you know nothing today no and in barbara they ask. a more pointed question now you see you react no more heroin and you nobody jump wrong nothing today no. serious agitated face expression the large eyes from a shock response of the question this one stones or so it's as if i were the interviewer that means i would follow up on here on questions that's a single me of of incriminating potential my god i'm going to ask you all the questions that people think now my hair and that watch your body back. in away from barbara and multiple no answers. or. a notice we haven't really answered their own question you're back to prozac and should ask you very pointedly have you ever done drugs in front of your children
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and watch the huge reaction again an apparent cluster behaviors of deception evident that it's insanity a chance like god let us out or make sure that i'm not looking for meth again body language is got a large margin of error so i'm looking in groupings and looking for it to be consistent so if i'm there when issue comes up to keep getting these powerful responses and i keep getting similar cluster behaviors of that any stress or cause to be a view that we think are it and put some point consistent deception. on stem molds as criticizes the most is the obsession the police have with obtaining a confession at the cost of the investigation this is what happened in the little town of camden in arkansas in early august two thousand and six when the body of eleven year old katie was found in the small dose. she had been suffocated using
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a plastic bag. after a botched investigation detectives determined the murder had to have been inside the house. in fact only katie's mother melody and twelve year old brother thomas were inside. when the police arrived the military was hysterical while thomas seemed quite calm. cool and thomas's moya believes the police became fixated with his behavior which they judged as to come and convince them that thomas had killed his sister.
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the first thing that went wrong is that as soon as the police got to the house they decided thomas had committed this crime that was their first error and then everything they dead after that just compounded the error. thomas was twelve years old at the time today he is nineteen. and the police pressure he confessed to everything and was sent to prison. the supreme court would overturn the sentence two years later after the details of his interrogation were
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revealed. the video recording of the interview was appalling. pictures caused the worst police candle in the history of the state of arkansas. we call it our. hearts place. kyra listen to some of the story. and i'm going to fly kitty is your boy archie the whale were pretty intelligent. and the viral irony is nobody broke in and. there's no indication of a break here. so your sister died and it was only two people in the us it could kill. he. that's the only way i can be book right oh i don't like your shit ok the tone is set right from the start the police never questioned
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thomas about his movements all the facts but are relentless convinced of his guilt the basic era which should never happen during questioning so i was scared to know what was going on. didn't know what to do just there things moved so fast that we just sat there for hours. not knowing what was going to happen. just by i was lost it's no longer an interrogation but a never ending series of accusations. that would leave a man almost intelligence. while. rick. oh i don't know i didn't want to know. why do. i want it if your mother didn't leave i don't care. you know you did. well and had she why do you. think.
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you can do i do. i do it i feel well. thomas will deny killing his sister thirty six times. do you. i told me my mom and i complete trust my mother to protect me my sister at all. so she couldn't have done it and the only way it could happen is if i had done it so i thought the police and tell me the truth so i just bought it and i don't
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remember doing it. so confused. can't take the person for. the police to use the smallest details of the boy's life to further incriminate him . you're probably right here. keisha. my medication. what you thought if you know. did you. gate but i really think that you know you you're going to feel yourself. and to help yourself you're going to hear it is. hard. life.
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most kids would have confessed to this crime a lot saner it's a it's absolutely amazing that he was able to withstand their. badgering of him as long as he didn't. the constant harassment has a name the police call it quote cooking over a small fire the officers leave the room and leave thomas to stew on his own there's no need for physical pressure as the suspects imagination runs wild as to what would happen if he doesn't confess the tactic works inside the mind of the twelve year old kid. who was shaken nerves sweat and cry and. this is an emotional breakdown. confused by the accusations thomas begins to break down. while there i thought maybe i blacked out.
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because the cops find to cost a lot of money. nobody . oh. well. after more than one house cross-examination the police have still been unable to make thomas confess so they turn on his mother melody. she's bipolar and
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hasn't taken her medicines for six months but the police focus their questions on getting her to point the finger of blame at her own son. when we. know he hollered and he when he got. hit screamed and then he went to get home and i don't have. any kind out here you know i hardly ever write. i don't remember but i think well you know. i did it it was. you know. yes it was they didn't notice it was gone but as soon as my mother was who was there to help me but she betrayed me very much for of. surprise threw me into the co-op's and said he did it. they were going their own. ways yet
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only a car. that went nowhere near. as his mother condemns him thomas' interrogation continues this time off camera half for a while thomas finally says i'm hungry i haven't had anything to eat all day and then they turn off the tape and they take him in the other room for the next three and a half hours they interrogated thomas just like they had been doing on tape but now they were off they could do what they wanted they could say what they wanted and there was no evidence of what they did or what they said. turning into the room and he's all talk to me tell me that it was only me who could have that if i
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do not confess before he left he was going to give me the death penalty. so he left and i got scared i called him back in there and by then i realized no way i was going to leave without telling them i did it. tell me if i just told them the truth or what they wanted to hear i could go home so i gave them a story. they said that and so they added beats bits and pieces for me to add in my story to look fit what they wanted it to. and when i took it back on camera. off an hour later he's like an automaton that repeats everything the police have told him to confess. so i. really.
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turn off the t.v. . flying off. next morning. he. shot. down. or essentially the national chief of police contacted me and asked me to contact thomas regarding his interview and they want to use it as an
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example of how not to interview a child and i think that's very telling. now after his admission the police leave thomas on his own to confront his mother. he whispers in her ear that he didn't kill his sister before declaring his guilt out loud. i. i'm. shocked. then he consults
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up. to the state investigation into the murder of young katie remains unresolved. the reason the questioning of thomas went so badly is that the police are still focusing on confessions rather than evidence. of the three hundred one prisoners on death row or serving life sentences in the united states that were later proved innocent about ninety at made full scum fissions during interrogations that had been wrongly conducted.
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a nation free that couldn't take should be free country or judges free. range month free risk free studio time free. download free broadcast quality video for your media projects and a free media and don to r.t. dot com. you know sometimes you see a story and it seems so for langley you think you understand it and then you glimpse something else you hear or see some other part of it and realize everything you thought you knew you don't know i'm tom harpur welcome to the big picture.
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i live i. believe he wants to be. a. life. long sleeve good. luck. to me at least.
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as u.n. inspectors access to the site from the alleged chemical attack us is blaming the assad government but russia warns against jumping to conclusions. also this week. bradley manning asked barack obama for a presidential offer being sentenced to thirty five years behind bars for the biggest leak of classified data in america's history plus. we were faced with an ultimatum from the british government but if we didn't hand back the material or destroy it they would go to the editor of the u.k.'s guardian newspaper reveals how he was pressured to destroy files he received from n.s.a. whistleblower edward snowden.


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