Practical Advice On How To Deal With A Cop [Pic]

Submitted by: fancylad 7 years ago in Misc

Seriously, if you ever get stopped by the police for any reason, know your rights--this will explain them all to you.
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Female 934
Wee oh wee oh weee. Weee oh wee oh weee. Wee oh wee oh weeee, like a cop car!
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Male 1,399
http://tinyurl.com/a33p7g

A criminal defense attorney and a cop explain why you don`t talk to the police.

It is simply not safe to get involved in any way with a police situation.
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Male 2,893
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Male 440
There aren`t any cool cops in my town, they all suck.
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Male 2,893
id rather not help anyone......... yeah.
if you get into trouble with the police, it`s your fault.
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Female 296
my fav thing to remember for cops is "you have the right to remain silent" SO SHUT THE HELL UP. don`t say a single word you don`t have to so don`t.
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Male 432
I have to say, I expected cops in Arizona to be a lot more mean than they are. (Since all the crazy laws in effect) I was pulled over twice this weekend, both times I left with no ticket or even warning at all!
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Male 17,512
When I was younger, Several cops in my town were dicks. Others were okay.

Now that I`m older, I`ve had no bad experiences with the police. Yes, I`ve been arrested (old tickets that they never sent me a court date notice for). One time during such an arrest a policeman helped me put my groceries away before he took me in. Another, Allowed me to ask a neighbor for bail money. Just recently I ran out of gas, Gave a policeman $10, He bought a gas can and gas for me to get to a gas station (instead of being towed).

Police are pledged to `Protect & Serve` Sadly too many forget the `Serve` part, But thankfully some still do.
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Female 682
ha ha....police suck...
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Female 3,001
the police in hull (in britain in yorkshire) are such d*cks, they really make life misrable for anyone under the age of 21. my ex used to have his car searched regularly because he used to roll his cigs, which gave the polics enough reason to tare his car apart in a drug search.
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Female 876
Or... Don`t be a dick to cops and give them reason to search you, arrest you, etc?
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Female 2,352
I envy you guys in Europe. In my hometown there are way too many cops and a lot of them are total dicks. I`ve been f*cked with by cops to the point I get the shakes when I see them.
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Female 8,001
We are fairly ok here as it is quite rural- but some officers who normally work in a more urban part of the area do get over excited at times. And yes- if they have a reason to suspect you they should be asked what it is. If an officer has never been asked by an innocent person WHY they are being stopped they may assume that anyone who asks has something to hide. But if everyone took the time to ask ( with a smile) then they would clearly understand that they need to give a reason - and would understand that the innocent may well refuse if the reason is not sufficient.
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Male 12,138
You`re not spoiled, Bob. While I lived in Holland I was stuck in a line-up with my daughter, which I couldn`t leave, snd she hadn`t eaten for hours and was hungry and thirsty. A cop came over, I explained the situation, he volunteered to help- I gave him 10 Euros, he went to a nearby store, stood in line, bought her something to eat and drink and brought it back. Much appreciated.
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Male 4,290
Yeah moefreak, south side near Shawlands, although I`m in Edinburgh for uni.
Maybe we`re just spoiled, and have very friendly police here. I dunno.
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Male 4,290
[quote]Bob, I don`t see many people suggesting you let cops arbitrarily search you or your property.[/quote]
That`s exactly what everyone who`s said "if you`re innocent you have nothing to hide" is suggesting.

[quote]You shouldn`t, however question their right to search you if THEY believe they have probable cause.[/quote]
I didn`t say that, and neither did the poster. If they have probable cause, then you are being detained or arrested, and they are allowed to search you. If you`re not being detained or arrested, you don`t have to prove your innocence by letting them search you anyway.
If you want to let them search you when they have no legal grounds to, go for it. It`s your choice. But I choose not to, and judging from the comments far too many people are unaware that exercising that option is not an admission of guilt.
If the cops ask you for something outwith their powers, you can say no, for any reason, including no reason at all.
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Male 1,610
[quote]It`s called Europe. Or in the words of auburnjunky, CrakrJak, OldOllie and other such xenophobic right-wingers, "Socialist Hell".[/quote]


Yeah, after having lived in the states so long, I forget how awesome Europe is. I lived in Aberdeen once and I`d move to most anywhere in Europe for good in a heartbeat.
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Female 1,963
Almightybob1, Glasgow? Me too.

I gotta say though, the police are friendlier here than anywhere else I`ve ever been. I think the situation is very different in a lot of other places.
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Male 12,138
[quote]Lol, I would like to live in this world you speak of[/quote]
It`s called Europe. Or in the words of auburnjunky, CrakrJak, OldOllie and other such xenophobic right-wingers, "Socialist Hell".
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Male 379
@Bob, I don`t see many people suggesting you let cops arbitrarily search you or your property. There is nothing wrong with asking why if they request to search you. You shouldn`t, however question their right to search you if THEY believe they have probable cause. It doesn`t matter at that time if you think they do or not. You also shouldn`t get involved in a debate over your rights, since they know them better than you do. And definitely don`t get involved in someone else`s arrest. That`s just stupid.
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Female 519
There is a police unwelcoming committee?? Dayum.
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Male 1,610
@Almightybob

We live in very different worlds. Cops in Texas would not be quite so hospitable. I had the best time when I went to Aberdeen on vacation and it doesn`t surprise me that cops that would be that cool.
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Male 10,338
Agreed.

Let them do their job = minimal hassle.

Show them you know your rights = they show you they know the law.
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Male 327
Am I the only one who thinks that if an innocent man did any of the stuff they say you have the "right" to do, you`d seem even more guilty...I was always told if you have nothing to hide, let them search and ask you questions, that way you clear your name a bit quicker
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Male 10,338
lawlz mick
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Male 7
Auburnjunky, you seem to know a LITTLE too much about whoever molested Keith`s daughter. Where were you on the night in question?
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Male 10,338
No I meant bribe as in. "I won`t hassle you if you pay me citizen."

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Male 10,338
Scotland? That`s a little bit more civilized. I retract the bribe statement.
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Male 4,290
I`ve never had to bribe a policeman. That might be more common in continental Europe but I`ve never heard of it in the UK. I would never even try, because that actually would be illegal.
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Male 4,290
And a counter-example: I was waiting for a train when two police officers approached me. They said someone had just been mugged a couple of streets away, and that I matched the description of the mugger (tall, dark hair, black jacket, jeans). In this case, they DID have reasonable grounds of suspicion, so I consented to the search. Obviously it wasn`t me, so 30 seconds later they were done and I went on my way.
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Male 10,338
HAHAHAHAHAHA!

Is this how it is in Europe Bob?

I suspect not.

You didn`t mention the bribe, or the uncomfortable questioning that would result from this approach.
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Male 418
Why should the bulk of citizens be concerned about this? If you know there is nothing illegal in your vehicle, person, or immediate possession then why resist? Yes, I may have rights, but I have the right to forgo them if I choose to prove my innocence.

Say my friend is smoking weed while we are walking down the road and I am not. A cop stops as questions us. I have nothing to do with this incident. Clearly if I were to ask if I am being detained and the officer responds with a no and I proceed to walk away it will piss him off. So, I would choose to set my rights aside to prove me innocence. By choosing to stay and answer the officer`s question my friend my be arrested because he`s an idiot, but I will be free to go. Or at worst go to the station for questioning.

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Male 4,290
[quote]Lol, I would like to live in this world you speak of[/quote]
That IS the world we live in. Well, I do anyway. I have had variants on that conversation twice so far in my life.

Once, the police came to my flat and asked if they could come inside. What they were really asking for was permission to search my flat. I stepped outside and shut the door, and spoke to them there. We talked for a while, and then they left. I never heard another thing about it.

Another time, I was randomly stopped in the street on my way to a football game. Knife crime is pretty rampant in Glasgow, and they wanted to search me. I politely declined, and they let me go on my way. Again, I never heard another thing about it. (Since then, new laws would have allowed them to search me anyway, but at the time I was in the right.)
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Male 4,290
[quote]it is because of the police my life is in complete shambles[/quote]
No keith, it is because you took drugs that your life is in a shambles. If you had not broken the law, you would not be in trouble. And if that is your third strike, you presumably also committed two other crimes. It is not the fault of the police that you broke the law.
Perhaps you could blame them for catching you, but that`s what they`re there for.

[quote]Denying a police officer to do anything causes reasonable suspicion.[/quote]
No, it doesn`t. "He did not consent to a warrantless search" would be laughed out of court.

[quote]oh yeah.. just TRY and walk away from a cop even if he says you`re not being detained but talking to you.. you WILL get tazed.[/quote]
If the cop uses a tazer on you when you`re not being detained or arrested, that is assault.
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Male 1,610
[quote]Me: Well then I`m going to have to refuse consent to the search, and I`m going to have to leave. I have a busy day. Sorry.
Cop: Fair enough. Have a good day.[/quote]

Lol, I would like to live in this world you speak of
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Male 4,290
You seem to be confusing politeness with acquiesence Baal. There are polite ways to say no.

Cop: You can`t take photos of that. Wait there. I would like to search you.
Me: Well, I don`t know about that, I don`t feel comfortable with it. Am I being detained?
Cop: No.
Me: Well then I`m going to have to refuse consent to the search, and I`m going to have to leave. I have a busy day. Sorry.
Cop: Fair enough. Have a good day.

(Cop to other cop: I would like to shake that man by the hand. He knows his own rights, and politely but firmly chooses to exercise them, thereby embracing the true spirit of democracy and liberty. What a model citizen.)
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Male 10,338
Keith = delusional.

You are generalizing.

There are bad cops, sure, but they are 1% of 1%.

They are just doing a job.
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Male 2,591
@auburnjunky: i have no problem taking care of my "daughters" molester myself, i am equipped to do so.
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Male 2,591
SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE, THE POLICE NEED TO BE POLICED!! THEY`VE TAKEN IT TOO FAR
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Male 10,338
Bitter much keith?

You gonna hate those cops when they protect your life one day?

Or bring your daughter`s molester to justice?
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Male 2,591
oh yeah.. just TRY and walk away from a cop even if he says you`re not being detained but talking to you.. you WILL get tazed.
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Male 10,338
Denying a police officer to do anything causes reasonable suspicion.

Don`t Do It!
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Male 2,591
people disregard this.. the cops do what they want when they want to whoever they want. they are THE gang who only look out for each other and could give a f*** less about you. if they ever screw up i.e. not reading your miranda rights or whatever they`ll just lie and have their whole force lie for them. they will manhandle you even if you`re 120lbs and in complete compliance. it is because of the police my life is in complete shambles. I was all ready to have an apartment lined up till they decided to pull me over and say i was on drugs. they say that because i didn`t blow any numbers. my eyes were red because i just got off work. i do smoke bud and it stays in your system for a month. as far as the court is concerned, you`re high that whole time. so this is my 3rd felony and i`m looking at 5yrs min. cause of the 3 strike rule. i know most of you will say "oh its your fault because you keep f-ing up." f*** you. I HATE THE COPS I HOPE THEY ALL fudgeKKKKING DIIIEEEEE
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Female 536
tl;dr
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Male 4,546
Ah, but here`s the thing almighty.

If someone says "Hi Baal", I do not respond with:
AM I BEING DETAINED?!
"No I was ju..."
*Walk away*.

This, in terms of basic social skills, is what we call rude.

Also, this entire thing does not say "You can say no to X, Y, Z", it says "Say no, necessarily, to X, Y, Z".

If I have my collection of exotic anal plugs in the back of my car, I`ll tell the policeman "No, you can`t". For good reason.

I will expect the officer to then suspect I have something illegal. This makes sense in normal human relations.

If I have jack poo in my car, I`ll say sure. This will make Mr. Cop smile. This will take less time out of my day.

Then again, I don`t get my kicks making the lives of government workers as miserable as possible. I don`t photograph street cleaners and give them the third degree about their methods.
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Female 8,001
moefreak- it is only illegal to photograph the police when they are involved in counter-terrorism activities. So ensuring you are free to snap away when they arrest a burglar may not be womething either one of us fancies but if we don`t, we cannot then be surprised in a few years if that condition is quietly removed.
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Male 3,482
[quote]Police have budgets that increase every year and they have to justify to the public this expense.[/quote]

If that`s the case, then why did my city recently have to cut almost a third of it`s police force...?

I would also like to point out that if you`re messing around during an arrest or at a crime scene, you CAN be busted for obstruction of justice.

Every second you spend distracting the cops by taking pictures and asking questions is a second that the criminal could get away. Or you could be contaminating genuine evidence.
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Male 10,338
Here`s a cool little conundrum for you all.

I was driving last night, and there was a road block.

Can they legally ask me for DL and Insurance?

What does this mean for residents of AZ? Illegals driving? ROAD BLOCKS! :)
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Male 30
@den3jlb: Just a matter of time. I know plenty of law abiding citizens who thought the same way, until they spent the night in jail.
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Male 4,290
Again people, exercising your rights =/= being a dick. If the cops take offence at you exercising your legal rights, they are in the wrong. Not you.

Nowhere is the advice "waste police time". Getting a correct warrant is something the police should be doing anyway, so ensuring that they have done so is not wasting their time.
Nor was the advice "be rude". You should be polite to the police, just like you should be polite to everyone.
But you should also stand up for yourself to the police when they are in the wrong, just like you should stand up to everyone when they are in the wrong.
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Male 698
sounds great lets hope it works
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Male 364
Ive never broken the law. And I have no problem with the police. Funny that.
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Male 69
okay i definitely have some insight on this matter. as some one who has been on both sides of this issue it is very funny to me to listen to the people who hate the police and to those who not necessarily love the police but don`t really have a reason to hate them. listen i used to be drug dealer and user, i used to be involved with guns and all manner of illegal activity, and have even done a little time but now i stand on the other side no longer use or deal no more guns or any other illegal activity. here`s my point when i was wrong the police were always on top of me (or so i felt that way) and now that i`m right they don`t even look in my direction. now are there some bad cops out there? of course, but i think where you stand in society makes a big difference in who the cops mess with. social profiling?
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Female 1,963
This is absolutely ridiculous. Are they seriously suggesting that when you see someone getting arrested, you go get all involved by asking the criminal questions and taking photos? Bad, BAD advice.
Furthermore, a lot of this stuff probably only applies in the US. For one thing, it`s illegal to take pictures of the police in the UK.
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Male 792
You know, cops are just like people...well, because they are people. You treat them like dicks, they`ll treat you like one right back. You treat them with respect and dignity, they`ll do the same. If they don`t, there is a complaint system.
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Female 8,001
The police are not a breed apart- they are public servants- they enforce laws that the government ( who represent the people) enact. You should be polite, resect them for doing a damn hard job, but also insist that they behave in perfect accordance with laws and procedures. This is to protect the innocent as much as the guilty, so it matters that you are aware of your rights, you are aware of their rights and keep abreast of changes that are made. These people work for you- you employ them- look after your employees!
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Female 13
Not all cops are nice guys and it only takes one bad cop to make you hate all the cops.

I have a phobia of them now, to the point I was a victim of spousal abuse for several years...and refused to call the cops because of my experience with being a victim of a crime and then being victimized all over again, and hurt, by a cop. To this day, I won`t call them unless I absolutely have to, and even then I almost can`t talk at all. I don`t need this list, one shows up they can`t get within 10 feet of me without me having a panic attack where I am unable to talk anyway. It is a safety thing. While I can explain it, however haltingly, cops do not make me feel safe enough to talk or to let them in my home. And no, I am not a criminal and never have been.

I don`t teach this to my son. I do the opposite in fact, and go out of my way to make them seem like they are the good guys.

Lists like this just make their job harder when they don`t do it to themselves. <
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Male 1,629
half of the crap this thing tells you to do is just annoying, not only to the cop but to people around you. and also on a side note 98% of the time if they are going so far as to arrest you, YOU DID SOMETHING WRONG. sure there are many cops that love to abuse their power but there are just as many if not more that just want to help people and make a positive differance in the world. so either way hassleing them like this will either get ur ass billy clubbed by the ass hole cop and force the nice cop that much closer to becomeing an non-nice individual
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Male 76
...because that`s just what this country needs: it`s own citizens fighting it`s police. We should just all join a street gang and buy guns I guess. What a deuche bag organization.
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Male 12,138
vv Baal, I love it.
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Male 1,931
If by some dumbass reason you are being searched by cops say as little as possible. Don`t explain, don`t open your trap other than to identify yourself, or to follow one of the situations in the picture.
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Male 4,546
Actually, just as an addendum to that first incident with the police I mentioned, once I explained that I was breaking into my friend`s place for a practical joke, I convinced the police to assist me in breaking and entering.

He still to this day doesn`t know quite how the drat I managed to do it. :)
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Male 4,546
Also, kick them in the balls. This will disrupt their male hormones slightly thus making them more friendly and cooperative.

Alternatively, if you don`t suffer from some major form of Asperger`s, perhaps use basic social skills?

I`ve never had a problem with the police, even when I was the one in trouble (breaking and entering a friend`s house for a practical joke for example, arranging for my grade to steal all the doors in the school in the middle of the night for another, travelling on an illegal passport).

"Sorry, <insert cooperation here>, here is some evidence I`m generally a nice guy".

This has been the case for everything from American, to British, to MIDDLE EASTERN cops.

Basic social skills will get you out of most things, if you`re not committing any major crimes. I`ve also never officially had a speeding ticket off a cop.
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Male 147
By an Anarchist group called Crimethinc, who promote...

"Steal something from your work day"

WHAT A JOKE!!!

Almost as good as the local Pittsburgh Anarchist group, the POG who really shut down the G20.
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Male 10,440
[quote] Choosing to exercise your right to refuse consent to a search should never be cause for reasonable suspicion, just like choosing to exercise your right to remain silent is not a confession. If saying "no you can`t search" means they can search, there`s no point having the rules. [/quote]

Agreed. There is no going around this argument.
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Male 19
That`s an awesome bunch of absolute fiction. "Send the cops away" when they have a search warrant? Lol! I`d pay to see someone try.
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Male 114
Just think!

If you say `sure` to a cop wanting to come into your home, then his partner dissappears while you`re chatting it up with the other. They are trained on how and where to observe---and quickly. They are looking for anything even that Cuban cigar could be trouble.

We have the privacy and freedom within our own homes and an officer without warrant, has no right to invade our space. Once you walk out the door, you`re public (free for photographing, videoing, etc). Wouldn`t it make you feel like a jail cell inspection?

I feel that I have nothing to hide, but I`m sure an officer would "conveniently" find something or use social engineering to engage a wrong (worrisome) answer.

I would feel utterly uncomfortable in my own home.

Errgg!
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Male 690
So many reposts from 4chan these days.....
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Male 195
Better a ticket than a felony. I have cases were cops lie, plant evidence and suborn perjury. Do not ever consent to a search.
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Male 195
This is not the place. But we are rapidly becoming a police state like never before. Police have budgets that increase every year and they have to justify to the public this expense. We lose the constitution a little bit every year. I am a Public Defender if you care about what type of a country you are you will always enforce your right. How...not enought time... not to spam but goto www.flexyourrights.org.
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Male 15,832
More good advice here.
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Male 197
American cops are crazy. I got pulled over for speeding in New Hampshire a few years ago. I was speeding so I explain to him I am from Canada, appologized and all that. He decides he is going to let me off with a warning since I am not from the area. So he asks me if he can search my car (which was a rental) to which I say, "It is a rental car so I have no idea what may be in there so I do not consent to a search." Long story short, three hours later I got back on the road without my car being searched even though I was threatened with being arrested and all the rest. I would do it again to.
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Male 265
I always found being polite, helpful, and respectful to be the right way to deal with a police officer. I`ve gotten out of a number of tickets by being polite, admitting that I was speeding and not trying to make any excuses. A couple other times I had the ticket reduced.

"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." Generally seems to be a good way to go. Cops are under enough stress, knowing each traffic stop they engage in could result in them getting shot.
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Female 355
@Lionhart: So true.
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Male 4,290
That first step of reasoning is the problem. I have nothing to hide, so should I allow anyone to browse through my house or my pockets even if they have no legal grounds to do so? After all, if I was innocent I would just comply, right?

Choosing to exercise your right to refuse consent to a search should never be cause for reasonable suspicion, just like choosing to exercise your right to remain silent is not a confession. If saying "no you can`t search" means they can search, there`s no point having the rules. This kind of stuff is what the ACLU is for.

Yeah, they do it informally. Even "Can I come in?" is another - by letting them into your house, you consent to a search. That`s the point of this post - to make you aware of what to say and do so that, if you don`t want them to search, they can`t. It doesn`t mean you should go fighting the law at every opportunity. The good thing about free societies is that you get this choice.
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Male 8,302
The trouble, Almighty (and I`ve seen this on Cops sooo many times), is that they ask it conversationally, like "You don`t mind me having a quick look through your car do you?"

The reasoning is: if you have nothing to hide, of course you won`t object. And if you say "No you can`t", that`s (depending on the Judge) probably `reasonable grounds` to suspect something illegal in there and they can anyway. Like any good System, either way you`re screwed.
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Male 4,290
I`m quite surprised how many Americans in the comments seem to have forgotten that they live in the Land Of The Free. The cop has no right to search your car/house/person without a warrant or reasonable suspicion, so why would you let them? It`s not you being a dick just to annoy the cops, it`s you protecting your own privacy.
Would you let any stranger poke around your house just because they asked nicely? Until they have a warrant or probable cause, the cop has no more right to enter your house than any random stranger.
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Male 379
This sounds like a good way to piss off a cop. Try most of this stuff and you`ll likely walk away with at least a ticket for something that you will have to take time out of your life to go to court and fight, usually twice, once to plead innocent, then for the actual trial on the cops paid court day. And the judge may side with the cop anyway. The best thing to do is answer questions politely and directly, other wise keep your mouth shut.
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Male 10,855
On the "anyone" point I`d avoid tips #4 and #6. Interacting can escalate things.
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Male 8,302
Actually, it depends on where you live of course. When I was busted for trafficking, the cops were polite, friendly, and made it quite clear to me when I was `on` record and when I was `off` - and they didn`t lie about it to get a confession. They even read a lesser quantity out in court to bring the charges down a level or two because I`d helped one of their kids get off the streets years before when I was a youth worker. They`re not all bad.
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Male 541
I wouldn`t take this chart`s advice. There`s some useful information in here, but if you listen to what the chart tells you and start taking names and ids, you`ll probably just piss off the cops and bring more trouble upon yourself than its worth, especially if the officer is an dickhead.
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Female 318
"But what if you are the victim? Then the police are, in fact, on your side. And, since I`m much more likely to be the victim of a crime than the suspect, since I don`t commit crime, then the police are most likely to be on my side."

I know that the police are probably different everywhere, but where I am they will in fact harass the victim of a crime and treat them poorly. Furthermore, there is an old saying, "The innocent have nothing to fear from the police." This is not always true (at least here X_X) I`ve never been arrested, but I have been asked if my car could be searched on my way to class when I was pulled over for a broken tail light. They didn`t get to search my car because they couldn`t come up with a good reason to do so, but still it was very violating. On the same note, not all police officers are bad, and I`ve had a few be very helpful, it`s all about the person I guess and I`m just rambling...
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Male 8,302
> WeePee
> mind your own ef-ing business... its not your problem to begin with, so leave it alone

Rodney King is glad you weren`t around.
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Male 2,034
@mynamecandi: OK, I will. You`re a crazy drating bitch. How`s that for free speech?


Boomroasted.
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Male 612
what it should say
"If the police stop anyone...
mind your own ef-ing business, unless you are a lawyer or that persons parent. its not your problem to begin with, so leave it alone."
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Male 3,842
[quote]One thing people don`t seem to realize is that if your a suspect, from a parking ticket to murder, the police are your adversary. It is their job to investigate and build a case to prosecute you. Their goal is to find or produce the evidence that proves you are guilty. THEY ARE NOT ON YOUR SIDE. THEY DON`T WANT WHAT IS BEST FOR YOU.[/quote]

But what if you are the victim? Then the police are, in fact, on your side. And, since I`m much more likely to be the victim of a crime than the suspect, since I don`t commit crime, then the police are most likely to be on my side.
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Male 3,482
Post 9/11 or not, this isn`t a world where people are polite and nice to ANYONE anymore, least of all cops.

I`m not sure about all cops, but I have a cop uncle who literally WATCHED the world go to sh*t. He started back when cops were respected officers of the law, people were decent to one-another, etc.

Sure, he dealt with a few crimes and a few asshats here and there, but that changed.

By the time he retired, he was telling stories about how he would pull someone over for a broken taillight or something, and they`d start spitting at his feet, calling him a pig, and being general bitches about it.

Seriously, people give cops so much sh*t, it`s no wonder a lot of them start abusing their power after a while. The world hates them, people get away with all sorts of crap against them, but where`s their justice?

That said... Don`t let them abuse your rights, just be polite and respectful about it.
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Male 211
so basically, just piss off the cops and act like you think your somebody important?
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Male 40,375
"NEVER admit to anything" Sound advice that!
COps can and will lie to you. They`re under zero obligation to tell the truth, they can and will say anything to get evidence against you.
And if you are detained they`ll torture you. Oh not physically, but they`ll use interrogation tactics that Guantanimo prisoners are subjected to. The "Reid Technique" is designed soley to get a confession, wether you`re guilty or not isn`t important.
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Male 39,614
Anything you san can be used against you.

Nothing you say will be used FOR you.
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Female 1,077
as the sarah silvermain show once said:

Cop: Do you know why I`m here?
Woman: You got all C`s in high school?
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Male 17,512
I wouldn`t trust a poster`s `word for it` when dealing with police.

I will say this, You have a right to remain silent, USE IT! Peoples mouths are their own worst enemy.
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Male 17
I don`t think being educated about your rights is a bad thing. Just as with anything else, there are really great cops and there are really horrible cops. I don`t think being educated about your rights is a bad thing - they`re there for a reason, and if you don`t know them you`re doing yourself a disservice.

That said, don`t be a brat just to be a brat. Use the information if you feel you`re being abused, but don`t act like a spoiled bitch about it either.
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Male 833
say what you want about removing it, but this poo does happen, just because your a clean cop doesn`t mean others are. theres nothing wrong with knowing your rights.
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Female 3,726
@ Wellsy57: Before or after 9/11, that really doesn`t matter. When someone feels they have a bit of power they will use it to justify their existence on this earth. I do have rights and dammit if I let someone run over me because they feel the need to flex their "authority". I am not going to be belligerent but I have dealt with non-nice individual cops who were in a drated up mood and wanted me to feel as they did. Sorry, not going to happen...especially the highway patrol officers...good god, don`t get me started. Now, with that said, not all cops are like that. Some cops just want to enforce the law and be on their way...no problem...just my opinion though!
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Male 454
This was not funny. I prefer "50 ways to piss off a cop."
1.When he talks to you, pretend you are deaf.
2.Ask if you can see his gun.
3.Touch him.
4.Ask him where he got his cool hat.

And so on and so forth.
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Male 8,302
They missed the most obvious one - NEVER admit to anything. 99.99% of police cases would never have made it to court if the arrestee hadn`t confessed in conversation. They will try the "I`m just trying to understand your POV" or "I`ve been straight with you man, be straight with me" tactics. Remember this: from his very first word to you, the cop is trying to get a confession, and in court, all it needs is him swearing that you said it.
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Male 503
my "advise" is be polite, do what what the cop says, and you might get off with a warning.... now see that didn`t take six fncking paragraphs
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Female 547
Cops must have REASONABLE SUSPICION to stop someone... you can`t just be brown! Got that Arpaio, you racist bastard?
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Female 614
i would like this removed as well
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Female 614
mostly unrelated to this picture:

i am not fond of how many kids i deal with are scared of police officers because their parents are stereotypical and prejudice against them, saying that cops are manipulative and to be avoided. the majority of cops out there are what we read about when we were little: the guys and girls that are there to keep you safe.
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Male 312
I am officially petitioning for IAB to remove this so called "advice"
Who`s with me?
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Male 312
My grandfather told me, "Never offer information". Your attitude says alot to cops. They`ll persue if you`re acting as though you have something to hide. This isn`t the same world we lived in before 9/11. I agree with those that feel this was not a good choice for IAB. Unless you truly have something to hide, be quiet and co-operate. Really, close the door behind you and lock the door to read the warrent? Give them more reason to suspect you? This "advice" is for criminals. Not for the general public.
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Male 1,195
"Wait until you are out of custody, then organize for justice."

So I should join a gang?
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Male 2,748
wow... i thnk a lot of people don`t realize that you can tell a cop no... just be nice about it.
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Female 204
Never, EVER talk to cops. Period.
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Male 779
Sirrix, because nobody likes police. Obviously.
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Male 1,929
If you care, you`re either a criminal, or you`re so ridiculously anal that you should be drated over by life just out of principle.
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Male 210
How about you put up an article about what you can do to help the police, like calling 911 when you see something and taking notes and photographs of crimes that you see? This is ridiculously offensive. Thanks for injecting another piece of liberal trash into a blog about entertaining yourself when you`re bored. Asswipe.
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Male 560
as someone who has been drated over by the cops on numerous occasions, let me just say this will not work
cops do whatever they want and can get away with it because it is always your word against theirs
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Male 363
There was this one doctor in Europe that killed terminally sick patients because he thought it would spare them the suffering, doesn`t mean every doctor is a murderer.

Cops in general aren`t sadistic vile pieces of trash who want nothing but power (hopefully) and there are many who become cops because they want to help or because it`s something they might be good at. You shouldn`t assume things about other people based on the worst case scenarios.
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Female 209
@mseig007: Umm no the exercise of ones rights is how they are kept. Use them or loose them. look at the rate we are loosing them. Can you say free speech zone? Any where I am is a free speech zone dammit. My rights were given by GOD the constitution enumerates them and nothing may take them away..... Except giving them away, which is what you are doing. Want more cool aid or have you had enough? Stand up for yourself Nancy Boy.
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Male 729
Hmm... There was a video I remember watching, maybe a couple years back, where a "suspect" was pinned down on the front steps of what appeared to be an apartment. The police were shouting for him to drop his weapon. The suspects reply was to "keep the dogs away". This volley of shouting went on for a minute or so until, finally, the suspect threw away the gun (I presume because they let loose a dog). The cops reply was to open fire so violently that you could see the doorway being ripped apart by the bullets that went through the now-compliant suspect. They gunned him down with such ferocity that they didn`t stop even as their bullets shredded one of their own police dogs.

When the war was over, a cop went over and picked up the dog, carrying it away. The suspect was left, dying, on the steps.

No concern for human life.
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Male 25,417
whats the point of this on IAB?
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Male 305
No, some of us are just overgrown boyscouts.
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Male 729
Dramaeco - Yeah... yeah, it is.
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Male 551
I got arrested for taking a photo
of 10 cops sitting and chatting like
they were on vacations or something

Yeah... The 24 longest hours of my life!
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Male 2,034
Should be retitled "How to be a dick to the police." Yeah go ahead and talk about your rights and poo, but if you haven`t done anything wrong, you have no reason not to cooperate. If you start doing all the BS in the picture, they`ll look for something to charge you with.
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Male 305
For the record, Popcap, that is not why all people become cops. Unfortunately, those of us with other mindsets, don`t last long.
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Male 305
One thing people don`t seem to realize is that if your a suspect, from a parking ticket to murder, the police are your adversary. It is their job to investigate and build a case to prosecute you. Their goal is to find or produce the evidence that proves you are guilty. THEY ARE NOT ON YOUR SIDE. THEY DON`T WANT WHAT IS BEST FOR YOU.
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Male 729
xxPinkxx - In Canada, the police might be what you are explaining. But, down here in the Constitutionally-protected, Land-Of-The-Free, United States of America, here is what you get to fear if you mind your own business:

http://www.shrunkin.com/36810/
(It`s a link to Washington Post.com)

People become cops because it is free, legal reign to terrorize. Deep down inside, alot of people want that power. A lot of people you know want it. There will be fear.

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Male 305
I agree, all to often people take the stance " If I don`t have anything to hide, I should talk to the police" People need to refuse to allow their rights to be taken from them on principle. NO, I don`t have to talk to you. NO,I don`t have to tell you where I am going. NO, I don`t have to explain myself to you.
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Female 8,001
The point is actually quite important. If you permit the police ( who act on behalf of the populace) to overstep their powers by as much as an inch you are agreeing to the erosion of your rights. This matters even if you are law abiding- in fact, it matters more to the law abiding.
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Male 305
Unfortunately xxpinkxx, it`s really not that simple. I wish it were. I used to be a FL cop. The problem is that if you try to a be a cop that actually respects civil rights, you don`t last long. Understand when you watch things like "cops",yes it`s real, but you are also seeing a very filtered view.
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Male 3,625
This post sounds like more leftist paranoia that IAB has been turning into as of late. Let me check the OP... fancy... figures. Oh well, live and let live.
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Male 272
@xxpinkxx. don`t tell me you have never heard of police brutality and unlawful detainment and abuse of power, because i sure as hell have
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Male 959
in an ideal world you are right xxPinkxx. But its not an ideal world.
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Male 537
mrcandercar... cops are allowed to search your dumb ass. They dont need a reason, they do it for their own safety. You had something illegal, you were taken into custody, once you are taken into custody, your car can be searched.
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Female 3,828
This sounds like its just teaching you to be an ass and give the cops a hard time.
yes this is all legit stuff. Ive watched a LOT of episodes of cops! Lol

You have no reason to fear the cops unless you are guilty of something! they know that. If you cooperate, they wont even try to search your vehicle unless you have a history or it smells like weed. Maybe its just the whole
"canadians are polite" thing, but i just dont see cops as being evil.

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Male 10,338
@mrvandercar:

Brass Knucks = Illegal weapon in the US.

You`re lucky they didn`t charge you for it.
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Male 10,338
Thank you for that mental note on what NOT to do.

Hey Madest. It`s been proven, and you`ve been told many, many times that you are mistaken about police rights according to the new Arizona law.

Why do you persist?
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Male 286
yeah, try all of this, any lawyer will tell you that the cops word is gonna be taken more seriously than yours. I was pulled over for an illegal right on red, taken out of my car, pocket checked(i admitted to having brass knuckles on me),put in handcuffs and my vehicle was searched, then i went to jail. i wanted the whole thing dropped because he had no reason to search me in the first place, but my lawyer said that wasn`t even an option and to forget about it.
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Male 1,023
would be better if the person didn`t you all caps everytime he wanted to say something.
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Male 363
I find these things interesting but if the police were to stop me when I`m out walking I`d at least wait until they start talking before I walk away, that seems pretty rude.
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Male 66
SirLunchalot, it depends on the city size, and who the cops are. With cops around my town of about 20k or so they spend a lot of time harassing kids or people outside of bars when there`s people vandalizing or drinking and driving in other places.
Note the bar and the drinking and driving aren`t really connected. I see more people tanked at the wheel in the McDonald`s drive-thru, and a friend of mine has even mentioned he sees people with beers in between their legs on saturday nights.

I`ve been put in the back of a police vehicle and issued a ticket for nothing. The same night that two cop cars were bothering me a house got broken into a few blocks away. The police force here is terrible and if I cared enough I`d show this to people around here. But I can agree with you if it`s a bigger city with more crime and less cops.
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Male 58
LandoGriffin:
I suspect the author of this post suggests that people have theire rights violated everyday by law enforcement, even if they don`t have a dispute with them.

SirLunchalot:
waste of police resources is when they are hiring people with the iq level of a vegetable.
and when said vegetable realises that uniform = power. most of the solving and preventing is done by a omnipotent cop riding a unicorn.
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Male 7,378
These are your rights outside of Arizona.
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Male 316
"These sound like good tips, but I would be careful following any set of rules made by a group called the police unwelcoming comittee (look lower right corner)."

Nah, this is all legit. I`m a law major.
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Male 757
lol @ the company that made it (bottom right)
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Male 1,378
seen it a couple of times, there`s better
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Male 3,842
Errr...ummm...what exactly does the author of this post think I`m doing that I would ever have a dispute with law enforcement?
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Male 118
Why shouldn`t you cooperate if you have nothing to hide?
To waste the police`s resources so they have less time to spend on solving/preventing crimes?
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Male 4,867
useful stuff i guess
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Male 699
huh
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Male 363
Gonna print and make it a poster
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Male 10,440
This is useful, however it should be more... *cough* legible.
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Male 177
These sound like good tips, but I would be careful following any set of rules made by a group called the police unwelcoming comittee (look lower right corner).
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Male 18
Thanks for the broken link. I am SO not bored anymore. It`s true, now, I`m mildly irritated and I hope I don`t get stopped by a cop today and get shot because I don`t know from I-A-B how to "deal with a cop". My widow will thank you.
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Female 77
G-G-GUACAMOLE!!!
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Male 1,351
Not that I plan on getting caught by cops like this, but this stuff is great to know.
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Male 20,829
Link: Practical Advice On How To Deal With A Cop [Pic] [Rate Link] - Seriously, if you ever get stopped by the police for any reason, know your rights--this will explain them all to you.
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