5 Reasons You Should Never Agree to a Police Search (Even if You Have Nothing to Hide)

5 Reasons You Should Never Agree to a Police Search (Even if You Have Nothing to Hide)

I was going to write a post like this myself today, when I found that Scott Morgan (@drugblogger) had just written this for the Huffington Post.

Remember that you have a right to say no. Generally speaking, police aren’t your friends, and they will look for any reason to arrest you.

One Response to 5 Reasons You Should Never Agree to a Police Search (Even if You Have Nothing to Hide)

  1. shg says:

    Scott Morgan’s article is fairly sound, with only some minor nits to pick, but it’s still quite superficial and there remains a good deal of information that people should know in order to be prepared.

    Give them that info. Use Scott’s post as a starting point and help people to understand how to express their refusal to consent (which is one of the most difficult things to do, given that the police have pat answers to negative responses that are calculated to make normal people feel threatened and submit to the shield).

    Tell them common variations, problems and approaches, and how to deal with them. Explain what happens when someone gets overly excited, belligerent, sweaty and nervous. Write about hands, displayed or in pockets. Every stop has its one peculiar circumstances, and someone needs to explain how each circumstances alters the equation.

    There is plenty of work left to do. Got for it.

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