Here's an excerpt from another website (http://wisdomaddict.wordpress.com/2009/01/02/dont-talk-to-the-police/) about this:
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The absolute worst thing you can do during an interaction with law enforcement is to speak. DON’T do it. The police will try to charm you. They pretend to be your best friend. They will smile and look you in the eye and stroke your ego. They will tell you how intelligent you are and how whatever reason they are speaking to you is no big deal and your simple explanation will smooth everything out and you will be on your way. This is CRAP. THERE IS NO WAY SPEAKING WITH THE POLICE CAN HELP YOU! IT CAN ONLY HARM YOU! The reality is you are only one individual in a long line of individuals that the police deal with day in and day out. You are nothing. It is their Job to find people who have committed Crimes. They could care less and may even revel in their power to wreck your life - Guilty or not.
“Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution”
Your Miranda Rights
- You have the right to remain silent;
- Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law;
- You have the right to talk to a lawyer and have a lawyer present with you during questioning;
- If you cannot afford a lawyer, one will be appointed for you if you so desire;
- If you do choose to talk to the police, you have the right to end the interview at any time.
The second piece confirms that the suspect heard and understood the rights and is making a voluntary decision to speak with law enforcement:
"Do you understand each of these rights as I have explained them to you?"
"With these rights in mind, do you wish to talk to us now?"
THIS IS WHEN YOU SAY
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Remember that they can't pull you over "just because". Do you have an NRA sticker in your car window? You could be a likely target. Do you have a visible gun rack? Same. Be careful about your driving, especially while transporting your newly-purchased firearm. Keep your car insurance and registration up to date, and your vehicle in obvious good working condition.
As a single mom, I've been bullied by cops. Yes, I know they are just doing their jobs, but when they come across a single mom, with a 3-month-old in the backseat, properly strapped in, in a 1984 Chevy that barely runs, tattered clothing, no job, and 100+ degrees in August ... there is NO excuse for a policeman to mistreat the mom just because she couldn't afford the car insurance necessary to drive her car once a week to get formula for her child. Had to walk the 2 miles back to the camper that subbed as a home, in the heat, carrying the baby and diaper bag. I haven't respected law enforcement since.