posted on Jul, 15 2007 @ 06:51 PM
Well, thank you kindly. I was really gratified to get a positive comment after so many naysayers and uneducated people try and defend the
Don't worry about applause and such; my satisfaction comes from knowing that at least ONE person benefitted from this in some way or other. If ONE
more person finds the courage to resist the bullyiing and pressure that the cop's apply on driver's and citizens daily, then it will have been worth
Think about it, if it were common, accepted, part of the norm, to always invoke the Rights when called for, it would be no controversy and cop's
would act a whole lot differently then they do now. They would not be over bearing and aggressive like they act to get the citizen cowed and ready to
give CONSENT when they ' ask ' for it. Here is a typical trick cop question:
" Since you don't have any guns or drugs in your car, you won't mind me taking a quick look through , will you?". While he is saying this he is
moving to open the car door, (which as an intelligent and aware citizen you closed and locked BEHIND you when the cop ordered you out of the car)...
See? In order to object you almost have to imply that you have gun's and or drugs!! THAT is why you never play their game, do not even start. You
will lose every time. Play YOUR game, the one the attorney's say to play.
Stay calm, assert your rights fully, and cooperate physically. In the above scenario, the cop would have to violate your rights or arrest you for
dubious reasons to get your keys to get in your car. The average citizen usually leaves the keys in the ignition, sometimes cops will say " leave
the keys in it "., when you are ordered out. IGNORE THAT ORDER, It is NOT a lawful order unless you have been placed under arrest and are going to
have your car towed anyway. But under almost all circumstances, you can take your keys, lock the car, and ignore the cops ' request ' to leave them
there. No law against securing your vehicle while dealing with a cop.
The ONLY necessary things to say are " Am I free to leave?", or " I do NOT give consent to any searches ". Period. Any other conversation puts
you at risk of getting involved in the intimidation, pressure, threats, lies and misstatements of law that are NORMAL parts of the GAME to the cop's.
They CANNOT deny this, they just do not like to talk about it. It is their bread and butter, and they hate anyone who throws up a roadblock to an
easy bust with a conviction assured and assets to seize; great publicity and money for the boss..life can't get much better than to be a Task Force
toady these days. No conscience or alliegence to the Constitution needed, bad tempers preferred , disdain for ' smart alecks ' ( intellectuals ) a
plus,Republican voter of course, apply within, Bullneck Hogbreath, Sheriff.
Cop's make a habit of asking for CONSENT because they are fishing and it is like casting a very big net and hoping that they can drag something
in. There is no basis in law for it; it is just brazen attempts to get people to give up their rights because the cop's cannot get a warrant when
they have no PROBABLE CAUSE . Probable cause is the holy grail of the arrest standard; if not met it means that the arrest is bogus and ready for a
nice juicy lawsuit.
Cop's will do almost ANYTHING to get consent, they will ask questions, accuse you of hiding something, threaten you with dire consequences if you
make them ' get a dog ', etc. It is all a bluff. If you stand your ground, one of two things will happen: Either the cop will back off, most
likely..or he will violate your rights and set himself up for a lawsuit. It is up to them. Normally they will back off; it IS a game after all and as
much as they HATE to lose even one point, they WILL relent in order to keep playing another day. It is a numbers game to them, so if a few citizens
stand firm and make them obey the law and respect their Rights, so what?
But now imagine if EVERYONE acted the same way and insisted on their Rights being respected..and the cop's did NOT routinely ask citizens to give
up their rights, and only true suspects were bothered and questioned by the cop's? Would'nt that be a better world for everyone? People would
actually respect the cop's then instead of fearing them. there is EVERY reason to fear someone with an agenda and an attitude and no interest in our
Rights at all, only in his goals. So we MUST be prepared, and aware and firm. One can be polite, but firm. Do NOT start answering questions, it is a
losing battle. Ignore all questions.
Just state that you do not give consent to any searches and that you would like to leave as soon as possible. Then clam up. That frustrates a cop
more than anything, and is SUPER effective. Just remain silent in the face of his harangue. Calm and quiet. He KNOWS how bad it will look in a court
to have testimony saying that the defendant was calm and quiet and just insisting on having his Rights respected..how can a cop make a legal case
against a person who does that? They cannot!! They know that the informed citizen is likely to be able to mount a defense and make trouble for a
wayward cop so they have to think twice before violating someone who is aware and firm.
No, the cop's have all of the timid, shy, weak, reticent, obedient and conditioned citizens they need to feed on; it is YOUR choice if you want to
be one of them , or one of the one's driving away merrily secure in the knowledge that the Constitution and the protections it delivers are still
alive and well, in part due to your own courage and committment. It is a GOOD feeling, one that the cop's and their minions and groupies will never
know unless they renounce aggressive and demeaning police tactics, tactics that call for the giving up of Rights as a common event. No cop should ask
you to give up a right..and no citizen should allow it to happen.
Cop's by nature will keep taking and taking until there is no way that your Rights mean anything at all; they actually believe that THEY are the
best deciders of where the lines should be drawn, but history has taught us that if anything is true, it is that with a cop, there is no line, it is
all flexible depending on the situation, and when a cop swerves over the line of demarcation of our Rights, it always causes a head on crash with
fatalities; the Rights, the law, and sometimes, us. Never give consent!!! Ever!!! Never!!! OK? OK.