Reply To: Brain-based fact or interrogator’s fiction?

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Thomas Allen Darby

I have been “polygraphed” before, most recently in 2007 when I was accused of exposing myself on a river beach that I’d never heard of, and could not have walked on due to disability in any case. My stupid ass actually VOLUNTEERED to take a lie detector test. The examiners said I lied! Much later in court, a police officer testifying said the results were “inconclusive.” I wound up convicted… and because of a prior sex offense, I spent 7 years of a 9-year sentence in prison. Lie detectors produce statistics… and the cops lie routinely to get a conviction. As the saying goes, there are three kinds of lies… lies, damn lies, and statistics.