posted on May, 26 2004 @ 03:15 PM
I think a ticket and fine was unfair for the first time. Handcuffs were way beyond, unless you mouthed off. Then, you asked for it. A lesson to learn
right away with police, never never never argue with them if they are right and you know it and never never never under any circustances give them
attitude. They can ruin your day, week, and year even.
It is often how the situation is approched when it comes to police officers. They do always deserve respect. They put thier lives on the line every
day, and often give thier lives, in the persute of justice and public saftey.
In most situations, if you are respectful and straight forward you can often walk away with a warning for minor infractions. Especially when you are a
On the other hand, some police are just mean, and bullyish. If you encounter one of them, don't say a word about it, just do what they say unless you
KNOW for certain that it is against your rights. In a case like that, you state what you understand your rights to be, and if you are correct, they
will tell you. A lot of people are not aware of what thier rights really are, and you do have a lot of rights. Unfortuantly, the way the world is
right now, handcuffs could of been a nesccesity. If you live in a big city, it most likely was, and for thier saftey as well as your own. Usually,
unless you give them attitude, the cuffs don't hurt.
Its often better to hang your head and say, I understand it was wrong. Pleading ignorace doesn't work most of the time.
I had to re edit this because I have run into a few police through out my days, and in most situations, I was in the wrong, and was able to admit it.
And was able to walk away without a ticket.
My brothers on the other hand, were dumb, and often mouthed off, and more than once, were cuffed and thrown into the back of a car and whisked away to
the local PD.
Humor, if in good taste, can often save you as well. If you can make a police officer laugh at the situation, you have a good chance of walking away.
But again, its all in how you approach the situation. The best thing to do in most situations, is go with the flow, not against it.
[Edited on 26-5-2004 by Darkblade71]