How Quiet In This Room That Holds Us Both
by Jamison Koehler on July 30, 2015
“It is what it is.”
The detective says this many times throughout the two-hour interrogation of your client. It is a phrase with no meaning, a verbal tic; a space-filler you throw in there in the guise of saying something profound.
The interrogation ends, and the detective leaves the room. The camera continues to record. Your client is still. With the silence comes realization.