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ConversazioniBook Discussion : Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben

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1Andrew-theQM
Nov 25, 2018, 12:18pm

What were your thoughts about the identification process and the line up Maya attended?

2bhabeck
Nov 25, 2018, 1:32pm

I was surprised that the lawyer didn't object more. The fact that the police dressed the suspects exactly as she had described them seemed a bit hokey to me

3Carol420
Nov 25, 2018, 2:09pm

I don't believe that any police department would have done this. The lawyer should have objected more.

4Andrew-theQM
Nov 25, 2018, 2:36pm

First they sidn’t Brief her fully and then took her in cold. What was the point, yes the people had the same clothes and body physique. Would last 2 seconds in court.

5EadieB
Nov 25, 2018, 4:39pm

I would have to agree with Brenda that it was a bit hokey.

6gaylebutz
Nov 25, 2018, 5:41pm

I've never heard of a police department doing this. I thought maybe they were testing Maya to see if she could really identify the guys she said she saw.

7Olivermagnus
Nov 25, 2018, 8:06pm

I agree with you all. I can't see this type of identification being upheld in court but possibly they only wanted to identify suspects. They can worry about the rest later.

8Sergeirocks
Nov 26, 2018, 2:44am

>6 gaylebutz: That would've been my thought, too - testing Maya out, more than anything else, because such an 'identification' would be laughed out of court.

9Jen_Bartels
Nov 26, 2018, 5:53pm

It seemed odd, when I see this sort of thing on TV (I know, very realistic LOL) they give the person the option to participate, this they just sort of sidelined her with. I agreed with the objections and questions of the attorney, none of that should be admissible.