Giving Cops A Middle Finger Is NOT A Crime

Submitted by: whodat6484 4 years ago in

NY federal court rules flipping off a cop is not a basis for reasonable suspicion. So you have that in your arsenal now.
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Male 39,573

Go ahead, flip them off.
You always want to draw the attention of the police in a negative way. Be sure to piss them off early. Good idea.

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Female 233
still a cautionable crime in the uk.
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Male 10,855
I still suspect you`d be charged with disturbing the peace
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Male 4,891

I was told it wasn`t illegal if you do it from inside your car, but if you put your arm out the window they can nail you for improper signaling or something dumb. Cops are A-holes tho. Flipping one off may not give one the right to come after you, but my guess is they will find a reason to arrest for something.
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Male 3,908
"still a good way to have your licence plate on the pull this prick over for anything wall"

It`s actually illegal for police to have a blacklist like that. The NYPD has a database of everyone who receives a summons and keeps the information (even if the persons case is dismissed) as a part of their "stop & frisk" policy. The ACLU found out and is going after them because, in keeping this list, the NYPD is actually violating state laws concerning privacy & sealed records.
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Male 2,672
If you`re so thin skinned that somebody flipping you off makes you throw your cop weight around you should be looking for a new line of work.
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Male 3,285
@codejockey, nope it is NOT free speech. You really should read up on what that actually means.
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Male 3,285
Freedom of expression taken to the extreme?

Also remember you CANNOT do this if an officer gives you an instruction. Even if is a very simple one.
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Male 259
still a good way to have your licence plate on the pull this prick over for anything wall
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Male 5,624
Making an obscene gesture at a cop is usually against a local ordinance but, I`d say it`s also free speech.
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Male 1,106
Sounds like this judge uses common sense. Nice to see that.
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Male 14,331
LOL good!
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Male 3,908
Link: Giving Cops A Middle Finger Is NOT A Crime [Rate Link] - NY federal court rules flipping off a cop is not a basis for reasonable suspicion. So you have that in your arsenal now.
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