From “Proper Etiquette for When You’re Under Arrest” by Adam Martin, The Atlantic Wire, April 6, 2012
#1: Be polite, respectful, and professional with the cops, even if they’re being jerks to you.
#2: Don’t say anything to the cops that you don’t have to.
#3: Answer the questions they need to process you.
#4: Don’t claim you’re sick or need medical attention.
#5: Think about the people you might be getting arrested with.
#6: Don’t go along with a group that’s antagonizing police, if you don’t feel like antagonizing police.
#7: Try to make as many friends in the cells as possible.
#8: Don’t antagonize, confront, pick a fight, or cop attitude with anybody else also in custody.
#9: Talk to people [in your cell], but only if they want to.
#10: Don’t call in to work directly from the jail phone.
See the story for more tips.
Chris Rock – How not to get your ass kicked by the police!
For more, see
- Bill of Rights Card, from Two Seas Media.
- 7 Rules for Recording Police
- 10 Rules for Dealing with Police
Down, Out, and Under Arrest: Policing and Everyday Life in Skid Row
How to Be Invisible: Protect Your Home, Your Children, Your Assets, and Your Life
You Have The Right: A Constitutional Guide to Policing the Police
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