The Art of Interrogation: part 2, preparation

This article was originally posted on Ross Elder’s previous blog, The Elder Statesman Note: This series of articles is only intended to give the reader a basic understanding of interrogation, its techniques, and its place in operations. Interested parties seeking a thorough education are encouraged to attend a course on interrogation, available from a respected…

The Art of Interrogation: part 1, an introduction

This article was originally posted on Ross Elder’s previous blog, The Elder Statesman.   “When was the last time you saw Bin Laden?”  The interrogator screams at the beaten and exhausted subject.  Experiencing the difficulty of trying to breath through his sobs and snot covered face; the subject just shakes his head in reply. As…

Education and decision making

Recently, I was shown a video that purported to show police brutality. In reality, it was a group of police officers using approved methods in an attempt to gain compliance from a person who was resisting arrest. I suppose there are some people who are so caught up in their desire to prove tyranny and…