Philadelphia Patriot Front Activists Set the Example
How to Deal with Police
Here's what every American SHOULD know (but doesn't) about how to handle police encounters.
1. Determine if you're free to leave (if it's not clear from the circumstances).
If you just got pulled over in your car, you're not free to leave. If you're in handcuffs, you're not free to leave. If a cop approaches you on the street and asks you a question, it may not be clear. So ask "am I free to leave?" Say nothing else. If you get anything other than a clear answer to that question, repeat it. If you can determine that you are free to leave, do so. The best way to avoid police issues is to avoid police.
2. If you're not free to leave, say the word "lawyer" to the officer detaining you. Say nothing else. Wondering why? Because the act of saying this single word legally invokes two different constitutional rights: (1) the Fifth Amendment right to remain silent and (2) the Fifth Amendment right to counsel. The Supreme Court has held that if you just remain silent without "invoking" your right to do so, it may not protect you. But don't just say you want to remain silent. Say the word "lawyer" because doing so simultaneously invokes BOTH the right to remain silent, AND ALSO the right to an attorney. Yes, one magic word can do all that!
If you're in your car and just got pulled over, you might feel funny about just saying "lawyer." You could also say "I never talk to police without a lawyer" or words to that effect. But keep in mind that the more you say, the greater the opportunity you give the officer to claim that you slurred your speech, or smelled like alcohol, or seemed nervous or suspicious, which can be used to build a legal case against you.
3. The only other thing you might ever want to say to a police officer is "I don't consent to searches." But only say that if they're searching you, or more importantly, if they're asking your permission to search you or your belongings. A lot of people give permission because they don't want to "seem suspicious," but the law penalizes you for that. If you refuse permission and the cop searches you anyway, there's at least a possibiilty your lawyer can get it thrown out later. If you give permission, you're putting the rope around your own neck. Legally speaking, it's called waiving your rights ... and you'd have to be a fool to do so.
3. KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT. YOU HAVE NO TONGUE. If you voluntarily reinitiate communication with police, that may waive your rights even if you've already invoked them.
4. In some states, the cops can require you to sign a traffic ticket, the idea being that your signature is your promise to appear in court as required. Don't argue about that, just sign the damn ticket and get the situation over with. By signing, you're not admitting anything. There is a lot of CIA-sponsored disinformation spreading all over the internet saying that you are "giving them jurisdiction" by signing the ticket, or because your name appears in all capital letters, or because the USA is secretly a private corporation. That's all bullshit which the traitors put out there in order to confuse patriots who want to stand up for their rights.
The ACLU (an organization which I do not support for political reasons) has produced two excellent tutorial videos on how to put the above concepts into action. The videos show pre-scripted scenarious where people propely assert their rights when confronted with police officers. I suggest you watch them, save them, and show them to friends and loved ones:
If you live outside the USA, many countries have similar protections even though they may not be clearly spelled out. Look into these issues BEFORE you get into a situation where you might need the knowledge. And, as you're probably already aware, all western countries have fallen, to various degrees, under the control of people who are openly hostile to your rights and who are just itching to do you harm. So following the above steps is no guarantee that you'll stay out of trouble, but it may well turn out to be the only thing that saves you.