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Plea the Fourth and Fifth Amendments

Posted by Gimwinkle on Monday, February 25 2019 at 06:27:07AM
In reply to Hilde Lysiak, 12 year old reporter posted by Baldur on Saturday, February 23 2019 at 5:23:26PM

From what little I know (certainly no lawyer nor ever want to be), you are always legally entitled to photograph and/or videograph a police officer's chest and badge when in public and in the performance of his duties.

Big cops love to intimidate.

I got stopped, many years ago, for something I forget... open carry, if I remember correctly. The statement was, "You can be arrested for..." whatever. I held out my empty hands and replied, "If I am under arrest, I wish to speak to my lawyer that you provide for me. Am I free to go?" I was not arrested.

Remember: cops are allowed to intimidate. They are also allowed (and WILL) lie to you. They are allowed to threaten to arrest you for something that is not illegal. They just CAN'T arrest you for it. Keep that all in mind.

1) Keep Private Items Out of View

2) Be Courteous & Non-Confrontational

3) Say No to Search Requests

4) Determine if You Can Leave

"Am I free to go?"

5) Remain Silent and Ask for an Attorney

Do NOT answer questions.

6) Do Not Try to Bargain

7) Do Not Physically Resist

The only exceptions to these are Border Checks (within 100 miles of international borders in the U.S. Not sure what Canada's limits are.) There are also exceptions in the Airports, as well.

If you are driving or in a police regulated place (bars, entertainment events), then you are required to present ID. But if you are on a sidewalk walking... and have not committed or are not about to commit a crime, you cannot be compelled to produce formal identification nor answer questions.

The OSN answered, “I understand all that.”

She knew what the laws were that were applicable to Her.

“You aren’t an adult so don’t act like.”

That is the problem, today. People under a certain chronicle age are not equal to nor are full citizens.

If you are going to play with matches, understand what fire is.

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