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Strategies when Kidnapped

2020-07-23 16:35:32.345579+00 by Dan Lyke 0 comments

Really good stuff in here, including links to the State Department's guide on what to do if you're being abducted by hostile forces, the FBI guide on "elicitation", garnering information from your captors to assist in future prosecution, ways to leave evidence so that people can follow your trail and find you.

And, as the State Department advises: “Avoid making provocative remarks to your abductors. As noted, they may be unstable individuals who react irrationally.”

This is a good time for "Am I being detained? Am I free to go? I am invoking my right to remain silent." And if you repeat that over and over again you can probably piss them off good and hard. Although, see above about unstable individuals acting irrationally.

The Stranger: What to Do If You're Kidnapped by the Army While Protesting


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