The mayor of Baltimore,Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, showed many signals of deception . These includes a lot of um um uh’s in her speech pattern, her monotone robotic voice and defensive tone as she said to reporters on tape that she NEVER EVER said she gave rioters the space to destroy.
When people get really defensive and show anger in their face and speak in hyper articulated speech, it usually means they are not telling the truth. This is exactly what the mayor did when she told a flock of reporters that she Never (emphasized the word never as though she ‘dost protest too much’) As you can see below she looks down and away as she says this which also indicates deception. Also look at her lower jaw extended in anger. It is a facially defensive pose that is often associated with deception, which is the case in this context.
It is clear that the mayor lied because we all heard her at a presser say she gave people space to destroy.
She says that her words should not be twisted as she immediately turns away from reporters and clenches her jaw in anger. Perhaps she is angry at herself for saying what she did. When people are honest about what they have said, they continue to look directly at you in your direction. They do not turn away.
We also gave space to those who wished to destroy as well” was said by the mayor earlier. AS she made this statement you she her exposed palms of her hands. When people’s hands show exposed palms, they are being honest
When asked by the press if she regretted saying what she said, she began her answer with the mored “Listen!” This is a hostile approach that people use when they lie. Remember when former President Clinton said :You listen to me…. I din not have sex with that woman, Ms. Lewinsky…” Use of the world Listen at the beginning of a sentence is often a huge red flag leading to deception.
She continues with facial hostility as she defends herself by saying that she had a right to protect people’s right to protest. When people are that defensive and go off on a tangent as she has done by talking about rights to protest when the issue involves giving people space to destroy the city, it indicates deception.
While we have seen many politicians lie and backtrack on what they said, this a clear case of a mayor lying about what she said as evidenced verbally, facially, and body language wise. I cannot imagine this mayor winning any future elections after she was caught redhanded or shall I say red-faced in embarrassment and lied about it.