Friday, July 18, 2014
Statement Analysis: Mel Hall
Former professional baseball player, Mel Hall, convicted of various sex abuse crimes against children had this to say about his conviction.
We note that a Reliable Denial is given during the Free Editing Process (FEP), that is, while the subject is freely choosing his own words. A Reliable Denial consists of:
1. The Pronoun "I"
2. The Past Tense "did not" or "didn't"
3 The Specific Allegation addressed.
Mel Hall is a serial sexual predator.
Common "Unreliable Denials" include:
"Would not" or "wouldn't"
"Never" instead of "did not" or "didn't"
Dropped pronoun "I", or use of "we" as singular person
Minimization of the specific allegation (like "harm" instead of "kill")
To claim to be "innocent" is to deny the conclusion, not the act.
We expect Mel Hall to tell us he did not do it.
Principle: If a subject is unwilling or unable to say he did not do it, we are not permitted to say it for him.
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