Law enforcement can make a lot of folks cringe. Too often do we hear on the news, and even experience in our own lives, the unjust way that an unacceptable portion of law enforcement treat the very citizens they are supposed to protect. People's rights are violate each and every day by law enforcement, simply because they are timid and uneducated with the laws of society. This dirty trickery shouldn't be played on harmless citizens under any circumstances.
Even the law itself defends the stunts that law enforcement agents pull. Go figure. There are laws out there that specifically state an officer of the law has no duty to protect you. They have zero obligation to defend you, even if an evildoer was shooting arrows in your knee right in front of them. They can just sit and watch without a single negative consequence.
I bet this is making you reconsider wasting your time with the police when you have done nothing wrong. At some point or another, most people have been questioned by an officer of the law, and it's almost never a good experience. Never mind the fact that it takes up precious time from your day. You are supposed to be out doing things with your life, so fight back! Don't be afraid to lay down the real law and refute anything that you don't want to do.
- Strong will
- Guts to say "NO" to a police officer
Little do most people know, you have every right to refuse a search of your persons and property to a police officer. Even if they are pushy, it is just a scare tactic to get what they want. So just stay strong—say NO! As long as you are stern and sound a tad bit angry, the officer will cower into submission. For this to work, we need to be in a situation where we can stress our rights. The next time a cop speaks with you and you don't want to deal with their crap, here's what we do...
Say that a police officer has stopped you while you walked to the corner late at night to get some chips and soda for gaming fuel. The scenario should play out something like the following.
*Cop stops you*
Cop: Where are you headed on foot this late at night?
You: The store.
Cop: Do you have any weapons on you?
You: With all due respect, why does it matter? I've done nothing illegal.
Cop: Officer safety is a concern. I'm going to have to conduct a search of your person.
You: No. I do not consent to any form of search, and I am no longer speaking with you unless I have my lawyer present. I know my rights. Thank you. Have a great night.
At this point, they will probably be shocked that you know your rights and refused a search even after being pressured to do the opposite. They might pressure you by saying that a refusal of a search looks guilty. The bottom line is, in a court of law, saying a civilian refused a search, which is their right as a person, will not get them in trouble. Trust me.
At this point, you can walk home assured that the cop won't bother you again, and is instead probably busting a pot-smoking grandma with glaucoma. Happy hacking everyone!
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