Why You Should Never Trust Police And Always Record.

This Is Not Acceptable Under Any Circumstance. These guys are suppose to protect and serve.

Somehow, the officer couldn’t tell the man dressed as a railroad worker was a railroad worker. So he began a cussing match with the man, physically assaulted him, and threatened to tase and arrest him. At one point he is in cuffs. Listen to the end of the video. Notice how the cops tries to get to understand his way of thinking.

But when the worker tried to file a complaint, Walnut Ridge Police Department wrote the worker two citations. The citations were dismissed and the guy in the video is suing the city. See the video below.

What do you think would have happened if this video did not see the light of day? Think about. Now… how may people are out there that have been falsely accused just like this and there is no video.

How can we keep ignoring what is going on here. Their badge does not grant them any special rights over us. In fact, it takes some of them away.

It’s a rigged game. They have made this system convenient to allow your rights to be violated in a way that you would much rather have that happen than stand up for them.

That’s the best to describe what is happening to us. Take the Transportation Code and this could be applied to traffic statutes of any given state, or to the entire way in which law enforcement goes about its business.

And it really is a business, driven by revenue, but possessing the power of the State and with a license to kill. Law enforcement is a revenue collector, producing obscenities like civil asset forfeiture where cash and property are seized from innocent people on made up suspicions.

An officer’s first job when he gets you pulled over for a traffic stop is to attempt to escalate that stop to either a DUI or a drug bust. He doesn’t care about the traffic, that’s just his premise for pulling you over. His real goal is to get inside that car and see what else he can find.

They are taught to find ways to keep the person in the car talking and answering questions that will allow them to continue their fishing expedition.

Everything these officers do is meant to trick you into something that they can actually arrest you for. As soon as a cop puts his lights on to pull you over, you are in custodial arrest. You are treated as if in custody, and anything you say can be used against you.

However, you have the right to remain silent.

For instance, one has the right to carry a gun in the vehicle while traveling (some states say different but that is for another time). Even though it’s “none of his business,” a cop may ask if you have any guns in the vehicle. If you say yes, the cop will get you out of the car, take the gun and scan it. You are now linked to that gun, even if it’s not registered to you.

Take female attorney, Rebecca Musarra, who declined to answer questions when she was pulled over by a cop in New Jersey. The cop responded by pulling her out of the vehicle and reading Musarra her rights, which includes the right to remain silent. The pending lawsuit could be a wake-up call to roadside rights abuse by police.

Hi, do you know why I stopped you? This simple question often asked by a cop when pulling someone over is the first attempt to lure a person into an admission of guilt. If you continue to answer questions like “Where are you coming from?”, it is a sure way to put yourself in danger.

Oh, were you drinking at this party? Were there drugs at this party? Do you have anything in the car that I should know about…that you should tell me about?

These are some of the baits in the fishing expedition. The motto of “Don’t answer questions” is generally a good one in police encounters. And Craig reminds us, as always, to record all police encounters.

Craig encourages people to take civil disobedience a step further in his “Transportation Stop” action script. He described it during a mock stop between Tom Woods, the pretend driver, and Craig as the cop.

Make sure to pull over in a public space for your own safety, and acknowledge the pullover by waving or turning on emergency flashers. Do not incriminate yourself by answering questions; invoke your 5th Amendment right to remain silent if necessary.

This next part takes some more chutzpah and is controversial in that it could lead to irrational cops becoming agitated. Further clarification on the legal underpinnings is also necessary, as it relates to the precedence of state traffic code or federally guaranteed constitutional rights.

The right to remain silent includes the right not to produce anything that can be used against you in a court of law. When a cop asks for your license and registration, instead of handing over the documents or refusing, you can say:

“Officer, can any of the information that you are demanding from me be used against me in a court of law or to potentially incriminate me in any way.”

The officer is obligated to tell you the answer, which is that he can indeed use the documents against you. Most state law states you must hand over the documents, but this is a violation of the 5th and 4th Amendments.

Since he didn’t tell you what your rights were, now you can show this was not a voluntary surrender. And that statement can later be suppressed at trial where he can’t use that info against you because it was illegally obtained.

Some cops might actually just leave you alone. It’s hard to predict, but if a cop refuses to answer or gets belligerent, you can say, “Officer, I believe that information can be used against me, therefore I invoke my right to remain silent. Do you intend to retaliate or punish me for simply protecting my right to remain silent?”

Not many people would be brave enough to take the situation that far. Unfortunately, it is easier to have your rights violated but refuse to answer questions, be on your way and pay the State extortion fee or traffic ticket. That is the point of the first quote in this article.

Too many cops like to take out their anger on vulnerable citizens (like the video you just watched), or they don’t know the laws they are supposed to enforce — or both. Police departments are allowed to intentionally hire lower intelligence people. Why?

The State needs order followers, not those who would question orders.

There is very superficial training of cops in understanding statutes, leading to a poor understanding of the law. Cops usually don’t know the law any better than the general public.

Statutory schemes use terminology that sounds and looks very familiar, but the meaning assigned to that terminology is not the same you understand from common usage.

Asking the following question could indeed be a paradox for the rare rational cop on the traffic beat.

As a peace officer you are required to protect me and my rights. One of those is the right to remain silent.

It’s time to let our public servants know who theirs bosses really are.

Are you awake yet?