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10 Rules for Dealing with Police
10 Rules for Dealing with Police - "10 Rules for Dealing with Police, the new film from Flex Your Rights, premiered at Cato earlier this week. If you’re interested in knowing more about how to defend your rights during encounters with law enforcement, this is a must-see. You can watch the whole thing [here], which includes discussion and commentary after the film.
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(from the Washington Examiner).
- 1. Always remain calm, collected and respectful. “A police encounter is the worst time and place to vent your frustration with the police,” Murphy warned.
2. You have the right to remain silent. Exercise it. Not talking is the smartest way to exercise your Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination.
3. You have the right to refuse any searches of your person or property without a court-ordered search warrant. Murphy told the audience to memorize these lines: “I don’t consent to searches.”
4. Don’t be fooled. The police are allowed to lie to you, make threats they know to be false, or promise things they have no intention of delivering.
5. Ask if you’re being detained or are free to go. The police need probable cause to detain you against your will.
6. Don’t do anything to help the police find probable cause so they can detain you.
7. Don’t run. That automatically gives them probable cause.
8. Never touch a cop. That’s a no-brainer.
9. Be a good witness so if you have to make a complaint about police misconduct, you will have a good recall of what took place. But don’t tell the officer.
10. Don’t let anybody from the government inside your house without a court-ordered, signed search warrant."
March 27, 2010 07:57 PM Advocacy