a reply to: JDmOKI
Not necessarily. Maybe the driver wants to look if his cop-buddy is in the car to greet him? It only then becomes suspicious when you expect the
ordinary guy to be a criminal. But I get what you mean.
I read a handbook that was published some years ago about traffic stops and what they look after.
For example, they will ask you for the "vehicle registration document".
Now that needs some explaining:
You have the "vehicle registration document". Whoever has this piece of paper is the legitimate owner, you never leave it in your car of cours. Then
you have the "vehicle registration", a cheaper piece of paper that has the data like weight,width etc on it. Big difference.
So they ask for the "wrong" paper and if you do not correct them that this is just the "vehicle registration" -> suspicious. While you search for it,
they will surveil how you act. Now comes the dirty trick. Ask them for the time.
If they stop searching (because they want to be a good citizen and tell them the time) and they do not resume to search for the papers immidiatly, you
show signs of drug usage.
If you search along but forget to tell them the time, it´s signs of drug usage.
They will ask you if you are okay with some stupid test like standing on one foot, eyes closes, hands outside, head up (mostly against the sun...) and
count to 30 silently.
Time difference to much -> signs of drug usage
Shaky hands -> drug usage
Eyes do not focus immidiatly after opening -> signs of drug usage
They will ask you if you´ve been into any kind of drugs.
If you tell them yes, I drink alcohol sometimes, you´re a hippi because alcohol is not a drug (bavarian police).
If you tell them no, they will press you into a urine sample test ("What do you have to loose"). If you decline(it´s not mandatory), they will take
you to the police station and take blood. If the test is negative you´re free to go. If you´re clean and the doctor attests you no signs of drug
usage, you can sue the crap out of them. If it´s positive and you did not take the urine test, you pay a huge amount of money for the bloodtest.
I forgot: In the book it states that there is a risk being sued but that´s something not wide known in public. It´s along those lines:
If they show any signs, be it the slightest talking them into a urine test is the first goal, if they decline, play the "then we take blood. But if
the test is positive, you pay it and it´s not cheap". So most do the urine test. Of course, if the urine test is positive, they will take blood
anyways. So that´s how they talk you into pissing into that cup.
Of course, they need a reason for coming up with those tests. If they realy want to mess with you, they will say either:
held no eyecontact or held eyecontact in a suspicious manner, suspicious smell etc.
That´s the only reason I know where eyecontact could be called suspicious, but not "on the fly".
BTW, I greet every officer coming along my way and never had any problems with it. Sometimes I greet them while nodding my hat and call them
"sherrif!" (we do not have sherrifs here but they do understand you greet them with respect but also on the human level). Only once I´ve been stopped
after I held eyecontact(as far as I can tell), he turned around on the road and flashed his highbeams to ask me where my license plate at the front
is. That was because someone must have removed it because the frame was closed but the plate was missing. So I´m saying it was not the eyecontact in
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