posted on Dec, 7 2018 @ 07:56 AM
a reply to: Flyingclaydisk
Indeed. I am always amazed at the common thinking about law and how to interact with police officers. I was watching some "how to protect your rights"
video quite a while ago where these people were actually told to tell the police what their rights were and what they did and didn't have to comply
Ok, all is good with that, I like the idea behind it but I know in practice it is going to cause you way more problems than it is worth. Even if you
are filming them. My practice (and yes I have been arrested) has always been to shut up and not say anything except things that have nothing to do
what I am being accused of. For instance, I once had a 15 minute police car ride in which I had a great conversation about Black Sabbath with a local
sheriff. It can happen. I actually would see the guy around later and have some good chats with him here and there. My thinking is that the next time
I did anything dumb if he was the officer involved he might - just might - cut me a break. I got older, stopped doing dumb things. So really no longer
an issue, but in my teens and 20's I just wanted to be a wild man. And I was - so I paid for it occasionally.
The only time I ever got mouthy with a cop I was I think 20 years old and I did indeed pay for it. The next morning when I woke up I was amazed they
hadn't broke some of my ribs. I don't know if that kind of stuff still happens on a regular basis, but in Missouri in the early 1990's it was always a
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