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When the Police Ask Out-Of-The-Blue Questions

This is a necessary vid to view. When speaking to the police, you don't HAVE to VOLUNTEER information about what's in your car. Check out this video for more information: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4097602514885833865

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”
“Due process”
“Double jeopardy”
“Eminent domain”
No person shall be held to answer for any capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

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?"



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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.


Humble wife said...

I have seen this with my husband. He was in law enforcement for 14 years, and after watching the video...told me that this is true.

We sat the kids down and discussed exactly what to say and do, and not to be too helpful, otherwise the eye may point to them.

ThrtnWmsFam said...

Good. I'm glad we could help! And... sad that we have to take these steps. Vikki

Tracy said...

Thanks for posting this. Too many cops think they are better than us mere civilians, and too many civilians assume the cops are our friends.

I'm not saying they can't be, or that none of them are our friends under the right conditions, but anyone who is given that much power over us is not a person to be automatically trusted.

Unless, of course, one really believes in the collectivist idea that the good of the whole supercedes the concern for one's own life.