If you're brave enough, do this when you're stopped by the police, itSubmitted by Mell_o_Drama on Fri, 08/21/2009 - 03:29
will really get them thinking about the the true effects of their job & cause them to do some soul searching.
carry a few blankets w/ you that are easily accessible, that you don't have to get out of your car for, that you can just grab and cover anything exposed w/ them, unless its an empty seat so when the flashlights are shined, only the blankets will show. You don't have to concern yourself w/ producing your license & registration until he gets to your window & asks for it. I wouldn't volunteer anything.
Don't open the window any more than you have to, don't let him have the option of unlocking your car door & opening it & looking inside anything you have. If that means rolling up the windows when you stop, then do that, if you're driving w/ them down. I further suggest keeping all doors to your car locked, so they have no opportunity to get in.
When presenting your license & registration, mention that this is the document the state gave you for permission to drive your own vehicle, they charged me for it, your license, the same thing, this is the permission the state has given me to drive my own vehicle, they charged me for it. Also, don't assume you know what he's talking about when he says your license & registration, please. Product warranty registration, fishing license, marriage license, school registration, puppy registration, authenticity registration? Clarify that he means license to drive my own car & permission slip to drive my own car & then hand it over.
Just be clear you're not trying to get smart w/ him if he accuses you, you just don't want to assume what he's talking about. You could, afterall, give him the wrong thing if you assume.
If he does give you a ticket, ask why, you have the right to know, he gave you a ticket of his own free will, not that he was required to, but don't ask until you make sure the stop is over & no more tickets will be issued. And keep in mind, even if you didn't commit the "crime", you're not w/out a loss if you go to traffic court, it has still consumed your time & gas , maybe you had to miss work to go & unfortunately if you pay b/c its too much of a hassle to go, you admit guilt, & of course, you are around more police in court, who exist to arrest you, take you into custody & help find you guilty of a crime, even if it is disorderly conduct, or contempt of court, for which there are no clear rules for, made up laws, make them up as you go along.
Yes, traffic tickets are an alternate form of taxation, they just aren't called that, or else the people would revolt in a heartbeat.
If you have a recording device, go ahead & record it, as long as you can do so inconspicuously, you don't want to put him on the defensive, it doesn't make for an easy conversation. But, by all means, if he invites you to have a conversation, try to have a decent 1 & introduce him to the patriot movement, videos to watch, websites to visit. Yes, I know there are female officers, whether or not there should be. The same rules apply to them.
Don't expect the officer to be able to relate to you, especially if you're self-employed, unemployed, or under employed. They have job security & it's not possible for them to. Their job security needs to end, they'll relate to people alot better if it does.
If you do get into an amicable conversation w/ him, mention that traffic tickets make you a victim of victimless crime.