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Here Are The Rights You Have When Interacting With A Police Officer In One Detailed Infographic

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posted on Jan, 3 2014 @ 07:54 AM
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I found this on Facebook a pretty good chart to know your rights in the US.




Constitutional rights aren’t all that effective if you don’t know what they are. A new infographic released by Online-Paralegal-Programs.com seeks to help Americans understand what rights they do and don’t have when interacting with an officer of the law.

The infographic is surprisingly detailed and includes information on filming a police encounter, DUI stops and requirements to show ID — which actually varies state to state.

Explore all the rights you have during a police encounter:


www.theblaze.com...
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posted on Jan, 3 2014 @ 08:13 AM
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I'm going to see if this works for you...



A very excellent infographic!
I highly recommend all posters to look through and study it.



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posted on Jan, 3 2014 @ 08:22 AM
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It seems like good advice, but from what I've seen on these forums your cops dont obey the laws! What are you supposed to do if you say "I wish to remain silent" and the thug sticks a gun in your face?



posted on Jan, 3 2014 @ 08:43 AM
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To be fair, the same as the UK.

He who knows no rights, has none. That is just the way 'the law' likes it.



posted on Jan, 3 2014 @ 10:03 AM
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I have to say Night, that is probably the best Infographic I've ever seen for putting everything important in one spot without cluttering it by a bunch of secondary issue which isn't important to the 'here and now' during a stop with police.

I'd call it words of wisdom and a great guide to avoiding arrest or..conviction by ones own mouth, to be sure!

Great Catch!

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posted on Jan, 3 2014 @ 10:44 AM
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Excellent find. I did not know that in some states you can refuse to show ID. That's very good to know. I did know that you can refuse a search of your car or property without a warrant.

I've found that treating cops as you would wish to be treated were positions reversed is the best way to go. A smile and friendly hello is the best way to start your encounter. It's always worked for me; a good friend is a former cop; she told me on traffic stops she would usually let a polite person go without a ticket just a please slow down and have a good day.



posted on Jan, 3 2014 @ 10:48 AM
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I'm adding something here that has been posted on ATS a number of times before, but I believe it is something everybody should see. In fact I believe it should be curriculum in primary school.

Why you should never talk to police from the horses mouth:



posted on Jan, 3 2014 @ 11:24 AM
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Well put! I think of it this way... Cops are professional head gamers. (Or Attitude Adjustment Specialists ..as one famous character describes it)

It's their job and they are paid and trained to be absolute experts at it. How else to deal with the criminal mind, day in and day out for years on end without being twisted up like a pretzel, as the criminal would intend, on a regular basis?

We, innocent citizens, play little head games with our kids for discipline maybe..or our bosses on who swiped the candy bar without dropping coins in the honor box. We're rank amateurs. So, it's like stepping into a boxing ring with Muhammad Ali while expecting to score a Knock Out. Well...It COULD happen..in theory..but it's a 99% chance we'll be leaving that ring on our back, wishing we'd never had that dumb idea. lol....

"I respectfully decline to participate further in any interviews without legal representation, Officer. Thank You"

..and the 100th time they hear the same sentence in the same tone like you've become a broken record player? They may even get the message and call an attorney.



posted on Jan, 3 2014 @ 02:04 PM
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Unfortunately where you live the the police are different ...In my town as a fire fighter a Vol. and I know an a lot cops and my daughter is 19 aLT. Police cadet we have nothing like this in our town.
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posted on Jan, 3 2014 @ 03:09 PM
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Nothing like what? I really like the police we have here, as it happens...

I just know they are lied to, most of their shifts, every day of every week for an entire career. Most people lie to cops. Small or large. Criminals lie with purpose.

If cops don't become expert at head games, they have absolutely no business in police work, IMO. They'll be played, toyed with and compromised very quickly, otherwise. It is not a line of work for everyone, to be sure. I wouldn't have the temper for it. I go from patient to tolerant to vicious and mean in what can be no more than a few sentences depending on how deep someone is trying to shovel it on me in real life.



posted on Jan, 3 2014 @ 06:21 PM
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There is a lot of good info there, but the general tone is that you have rights and can refrain from cooperating with an officer. You can legally argue here and now that case (pun intended) but in a situation, you will be hard pressed to "win" any point you want to impress upon the officer because they have been taught to take command and quickly escalate the situation with physical threads. I'll give you a mild example of their taking command of a situation even when my companions and I were dead right and they were absolutely wrong.

A couple of years ago a male and female friend and I were crossing the border at Laredo going into Mexico. Sitting in the line of cars on the American side, we were asked the usual questions. One was "How much money are you taking into Mexico." My friend, knew the law on that point. He said, "Less than ten thousand dollars." By law, any amount over that was to be reported. The young officer, said, "How much?" My friend calmly said again, "Less than ten thousand dollars." The officer asked the same question again and got the same calm answer and telling the officer that we need not report exactly how much we had since it was less than what the law required.

His response was to point to a angled parking spot out of the line and they had us stand by the car as they unloaded our luggage and other stuff and generally poked around looking the car over inside and out. Everybody was exceedingly polite, but that minor, polite but the officer teaching us a lesson caused us to lose an hour of travel time.

Living in south Texas, I can tell you that virtually anything can be carried into Mexico from the states with little scrutiny or care on the US side. It is a raging business, but here we were, three average-looking anglos hassled because the officer wanted to show us that he/they had the power and we would pay for not complying. Had we attempted to resist the search, I have no doubt but what body searches would have followed to teach us a bit more graphically of the lesson.

These days, the cop is in charge and he/she wants compliance or your face may be grabbing the pavement in short order. Your constitution rights and the well-being of your continence means little to the cop intent on making you submissive to all of his/her "request."

I don't hate cops, a son-in-law was one for several years, but these days some of them take their job too seriously. Yet much of the blame for that attitude goes directly to a major section of the public these days that wants to resist. Behave and act decently and you may walk away sooner than if attempting to prove your rights.



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posted on Jan, 6 2014 @ 04:00 AM
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Aliensun
reply to post by nighthawk1954
 


There is a lot of good info there, but the general tone is that you have rights and can refrain from cooperating with an officer. You can legally argue here and now that case (pun intended) but in a situation, you will be hard pressed to "win" any point you want to impress upon the officer because they have been taught to take command and quickly escalate the situation with physical threads. I'll give you a mild example of their taking command of a situation even when my companions and I were dead right and they were absolutely wrong.

A couple of years ago a male and female friend and I were crossing the border at Laredo going into Mexico. Sitting in the line of cars on the American side, we were asked the usual questions. One was "How much money are you taking into Mexico." My friend, knew the law on that point. He said, "Less than ten thousand dollars." By law, any amount over that was to be reported. The young officer, said, "How much?" My friend calmly said again, "Less than ten thousand dollars." The officer asked the same question again and got the same calm answer and telling the officer that we need not report exactly how much we had since it was less than what the law required.

His response was to point to a angled parking spot out of the line and they had us stand by the car as they unloaded our luggage and other stuff and generally poked around looking the car over inside and out. Everybody was exceedingly polite, but that minor, polite but the officer teaching us a lesson caused us to lose an hour of travel time.

Living in south Texas, I can tell you that virtually anything can be carried into Mexico from the states with little scrutiny or care on the US side. It is a raging business, but here we were, three average-looking anglos hassled because the officer wanted to show us that he/they had the power and we would pay for not complying. Had we attempted to resist the search, I have no doubt but what body searches would have followed to teach us a bit more graphically of the lesson.

These days, the cop is in charge and he/she wants compliance or your face may be grabbing the pavement in short order. Your constitution rights and the well-being of your continence means little to the cop intent on making you submissive to all of his/her "request."

I don't hate cops, a son-in-law was one for several years, but these days some of them take their job too seriously. Yet much of the blame for that attitude goes directly to a major section of the public these days that wants to resist. Behave and act decently and you may walk away sooner than if attempting to prove your rights.


I'm sorry, but people like you are the reason we see cops and border officials being a pain in the ass, your friend was right and correct, yet you have given the response they want, it's easier to do as they say, even if you haven't done wrong. When will more people realise, if you stand up for your rights, they have to give them, the more you let them think they can dictate, the more empowered they are.

I'm fed up of saying that, he who knows no rights, has none. yet again we see more of for an easier life answer and wonder why we are heading there, face palm



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