Apparently this needs to be repeated since that moron posted that thread about what to do about this chick who was accusing him of rape and most of the answers amounted to "try to talk your way out of it" (Thanks hooded kermit)
This video can never be reposted enough
In case you didn't watch it or didn't understand it, I'll try to explain it in text form.
Don't. Ever. Talk. To. The. Police.
This goes double if your innocent.
Assuming you live in the West, you are innocent untill proven guilty, this means that the prosecution has to prove that you did the crime you were accused of, your default position is innocent, or not guilty.
You can't get better then that.
Your already at the top of the pyramid.
There is no "double innocent"
Now if you are at the top of the pyramid what happens when you move in any direction? you slide down the pyramid. Therefore the way to remain at the top is to not move.
When the Police ask you, or anyone, questions, they are looking to put someone in jail. To do that they need to prove a story, generally
A) A crime
B) A perp
C) A motive
When you are questioned, they have none of these things, and the only way they can get them is by using evidence to tell a story.
When you talk to the police you are giving them information, which they will turn into evidence.
Imagine someone is standing in front of you and they threaten to stab you, would you give them a knife or a block of wood?
Obviously you wouldn't give them the knife, so how about a block of wood? that's not a knife, what's the harm in that? The harm is that they then carve the block of wood into a knife and then proceed to stab you with the knife you just gave them.
If someone is trying to stab you, why would you give them anything?
The Police are trying to put you in jail, why would you give them anything?
If you volunteer that you were at home at 8pm, and you have evidence to back this up, why would you tell them this? all you've done is proven that your whereabouts at 9pm were unknown. And the prosecution will allege that you were at the scene of the crime because in your own words, you cannot account for your whereabouts at the time of the crime.
If your innocent, your exactly where you want to be, at the top of the pyramid, and it's the Police's job to remove you from the capstone. Why would you do their job for them by voluntarily moving?
Don't talk to the Police