[Noisebridge-discuss] [drama] FBI stopped by and said Hi and that there was a cyber threat from noisebridge, Feb. 21 2012 around 9pm

Tom L lists at flamsmark.com
Mon Feb 27 07:29:17 UTC 2012


On Sun, Feb 26, 2012 at 11:17 PM, Tony Longshanks LeTigre <
anthonyletigre at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sun, Feb 26, 2012 at 11:03 PM, ryan rawson <ryanobjc at gmail.com> wrote:
>> This might be interesting to people:
>> http://library.findlaw.com/2004/May/11/147945.html
> Valuable information. And for those with short attention spans, let me
> cherry pick this prime paragraph toward the end. Note the word "politely."
> *Is there an intelligent alternative to lying or telling the truth that
> we have not yet examined? Yes. In our hypothetical interview, you can
> politely decline to be interviewed by the FBI agent. Tell the agent that
> you have an attorney and that "my attorney will be in contact with you." If
> the agent persists, say that you will not discuss anything without first
> consulting counsel. Ask for the agent's card, to give to your attorney. If
> you have not yet hired a lawyer, tell the agent that "I want to consult a
> lawyer first" or that "an attorney will be in touch with you." The
> absolutely essential thing to keep in mind is to say nothing of substance
> about the matter under investigation. It is preferable to do this by
> politely declining to be interviewed in the absence of counsel. If the
> agent asks "why do you need an attorney?" or "what do you have to hide?" do
> not take his bait and directly respond to such questions. (Do not even
> say that you have nothing to hide.) Simply state that you will not discuss
> the matter at all without first consulting counsel and that counsel will
> be in touch with him. If the agent asks for a commitment from you to speak
> with him after you have consulted or retained counsel, do not oblige him.
> Just respond that you will consult with your attorney (or "an" attorney)
> and that the attorney will be in touch. And by all means do not get bullied
> or panicked into making up a phony reason for refusing to talk. You are not
> obliged to explain your decision to anyone. *
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