They’re not there to help you. The police are your enemies. The police are the sole of the shoe of the jack boot of government. And they like nothing more than putting it into the back of a citizen as they grind the citizen worker’s face into the pavement.
There was an armed robbery at a car wash in Portland, Oregon. http://www.katu.com/news/36878034.html The car wash attendant shot the hapless robber in the face with a pressure washer and the robber ran off. Hahaha. All’s well that ends well, right?
The men in blue are summonsed I guess to take a report and they must have run a background check on the hero slash victim slash vigilante. Well it turns out that the victim/vigilante had his own run in with the law seven or so years ago for a DUI. So what do the police do?
They arrest the guy, the employee who saved the day, who saved his boss from being robbed. They arrest the guy who chased off an armed robber without hurting anyone or getting hurt. They arrest the guy who practices a little atom of street justice. They arrest the guy who did what the police are incapable of doing.
Blah, blah, blah if you defend it or enable you are are just as bad. Save your excuses for someone who cares to enable the growing black cloud of government intrusion. It ain’t me babe. (B. Dylan 1964)
Jeesh, maybe next time our hero (and other potential heroes who read the story) may not be so willing to get involved.
The police are your enemies. The police have one thing in mind and that is to *uck with us citizens.
Clang, clang, clang go the handcuffs. Spray, spray, spray goes the mace. Bang, bang, bang go the bullets. Fist, knee, elbow to the citizen’s face.
Don’t speak with them. Don’t answer their questions because it will be used against you. All the modern day police care about is making their numbers, busting citizens, throwing people in the can, getting the fines and fees and seizing as much property as possible. Did you know that your local police get to keep the proceeds gained from the sale of seized property? Then they get to buy more cool black police toys. Oh, how they like to use all of their cool black police toys because it makes them feel like big men. You know the black police boats, the black police bikes, the black police ATVs, the black $500,000 command centers, their cool black tazers and so on.
Man how the police love to trot out their cool black police toys. How they love to put on their elbow and knee pads, bust windows and kick in doors.
I have regular interaction with law enforcement and the court system.
Our Great, Grand and Glorious Constitution protects us. The cops need a reason to search your house. They need a reason to pull your car over. They need a reason to get you out of your car. They need a reason to stop and question you. They need a reason to search your person.
If the police show up at your house don’t ever let them in unless they have a warrant.
If the cops want to speak to you step outside and speak to them on the stoop/steps of your pad. Once you invite the cops inside they’re like rats, rodents and roaches looking around your house for some reason to hassle you. (Come on angry LEOs reading this post. You know it’s true. Help your fellow citizens.) They’ll walk away from the front hall of you place to explore other rooms too. While you’re talking to the cop they’ll walk down the hall to the bedrooms or go into the living room. You can’t let this happen. Never let em in unless they have a warrant.
Cops are like vampires. They can’t come in unless invited.
If you get pulled over remain polite, but answer as few questions as possible and answer as simply as possible. Don’t tell them anything. One answer, even if said innocently, leads to more questions. Don’t give them anything to use against you. They are professionals. Anything that you say will make it into their report and then recited in court to be used against you.
I read a police report the other day, “I activated my blue lights and the Mercedes SUV drifted over into the travel lane and then drifted into the breakdown lane.” BS!! See this is what they do. What happened was that the officer activated his blues and the SUV pulled over just as he should have. The way the officer is framing the facts though is that the driver of the SUV did something wrong by ‘drifting’.
They need a reason to pull you over. Don’t give em any reasons. Check the lights of you car – brakes, headlights, turn signals and license plate. Make sure that they all work all of the time. Just like a pilot walking around his plane for the pre-flight check. You gotta do it. If you live in a must wear seat belt state then wear your seat belt or risk interacting with Agents of Our Government. The cops are looking for a reason to pull you over. Don’t give them one.
The answer to the question, “have you been drinking?” is always NO! It’s not I had just one. One never means one.
Don’t give them a reason to get you out of your car. “I only had one” is enough of a reason to remove you from your car. Then it gets easy for them – “unsteady on your feet, swaying, bloodshot eyes, smell of booze, thick tongued, slurred words.” They can make it up. And they do. And they do.
DON’T EVER CONSENT TO A SEARCH. NEVER. EVER. NEVER.
The answer to the puke, crap, piss question, “well if you have nothing to hide you won’t mind having me take a look” is always – “I’d prefer not” or “do you have a warrant” or “I do not consent to a search” or “I’d like to speak with my attorney before I agree to anything.” If possible voice your non-consent loud enough for passerby and witnesses to hear you.
If they threaten to bring a drug sniffing dog out if you don’t consent then let them do their job. Your lawyer can argue about it later. They need a reason to stop you, remove you from your car, prevent your free movement and get a dog. If their reason isn’t adequate your lawyer may be able to get any evidence tossed later on. Even if you have nothing to hide never consent to a search. We have to keep Our Government honest.
The big thing in our putatively free democracy is “Custodial Interrogation.” Once you are in “Custodial Interrogation” all of your Constitutional rights kick in. In most states the key whether you are in “Custodial Interrogation” is whether you are free to leave. Therefore, the question to always ask any cop who is preventing you from going about your business is, “am I free to leave?” Always, ask the cops that question, “am I free to leave?” If you’re not free to leave then they gotta read you your rights. If they violate this you walk. We gotta keep Our Government honest.
A lot of innocent people are locked up every year. A lot of innocent people get beat up by cops every year. A lot of innocent people are hassled, have their possessions searched or destroyed or have their sacrosanct rights violated by the police every year.
If the police hassle you without a reason or if you feel like you’ve been a victim of police abuse then call the local chapter of the National Lawyers Guild (“NLG”). http://www.nlg.org/
Interesting history with the NLG. The American Bar Association didn’t allow black attorneys to join as recently as the early 20th century. The NLG formed in response to that. The NLG is the oldest national bar association that does not discriminate based upon race.