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Dealing with Cops These Days . . .In a word – don't.

Not if you can help it.

Officer Friendly is a fiction – a vicious fable sold to schoolkids – who soon learn in one way or another that any interaction with a cop is a likely to be a bad interaction. You are dealing with perhaps the worst possible tag-team combination: Someone with legal power over you who is held to a different – and far more lenient – standard than you are. And therefore, you are dealing with a person who is much more likely to do things – not nice things – than you or I or any other person sans special costume and badge might be inclined to do. After all – why not? Especially if one is a bully – or an outright sadist – and the cop profession attracts exactly that type precisely because of the nature of the work. In its own way, giving a bully a badge is like giving a fat kid free reign at the candy store. Expecting him not to eat is almost silly.

Do not engage them in conversation. They will view any questioning of their authority as a provocation. Answer – if you must – in a flat monotone. Yes. No. Am I free to go?

Do not look to them for help.

Look upon cops in the same way a scuba diver does the sharks of the ocean. Both are opportunistic predators who can strike unpredictably, with devastating consequences. By exercising hypervigilance – and never making the mistake of thinking either is anything other than an opportunistic predator, one can minimize greatly the chances of becoming chum.

http://www.lewrockwell.com/2013/08/eric-peters/avoid-cops/

http://ericpetersautos.com/2013/08/23/dealing-with-cops-thes...



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you hit it on the nose...

"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they attack you, then you win!"
GANDHI

"The belief is worthless if the fear of social and physical punishment overrides the belief."

I agree with you in most part

how ever the analogy to a shark is insulting to sharks. I'd say, "more like wolves". These cops are at their finest when they attack in a pack. Conspiratorial perjurous and are two words that come to mind. My experiences with the police have similarities which can't be ignored. For the stop to initiate a small lie is manufactured which becomes a much more serious exaggeration by the time you appear in court in order to cover the lying piece of garbage's butt.
Add into this mix young individuals who were for the most part punks in high school who had their butt's whipped regularly and who go on to discover the wonders of steroid use. A good friend of mines daughter, who was like a third daughter to me, hooked up with one of these cretins and paid for it with her life. Good thing for me and about 20 other friends the guy saved us the trouble and offed himself. This girl was so far out of this clowns league that he knew he would never get near someone like her again and when he was denied he blew her brains out.
In this area we just this weekend experienced a chilling example of how far we have sunk into a fascist state. The State Police graduated 50 new troopers and all around the area they were being indoctrinated into how far they could violate individuals Constitutional rights. Blanket checkpoints were instituted throughout the area manned by police from multiple jurisdictions forcing compliance by threat of force. In this state an officer is required to have a certification that they have completed state mandated training and they must have a ID card from any municipality they are operating in. This fact is pretty much unknown to most citizens and the cops take full advantage of it. These checkpoints were, for the most part, manned by individuals who had no more authority than you or I due to not being certified in the town where they were enforcing their extortionate scheme. I think someone affected by this might want to explore the idea of charges against an armed individual who holds them against their will while violating the letter of the law.

There are no politicians or bankers in foxholes.

Feeding Frenzy

Good post, I up-voted it.

But the shark analogy was good I thought. Usually cops hunt alone, as in one car, patrolling around like a shark... When they find prey, the smell of blood brings in the others, and there is a feeding frenzy... and THAT is when they are most deadly.

Yeas, sometimes they hunt down a specific prey, in a pack. So I guess a whole bunch of animal kingdom analogies can be made. Like, pigs, comes to mind. ;)

PEOPLE OPPOSING TYRANNY - Real Grass Roots!
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Well said. You nailed it.

"Someone with legal power over you who is held to a different – and far more lenient – standard than you are. And therefore, you are dealing with a person who is much more likely to do things – not nice things – than you or I or any other person sans special costume and badge might be inclined to do. After all – why not? Especially if one is a bully – or an outright sadist – and the cop profession attracts exactly that type precisely because of the nature of the work."

That's it exactly.

The sharks analogy is spot on, too.

PEOPLE OPPOSING TYRANNY - Real Grass Roots!
Are you a POT or a PET - Person Embracing Tyranny?

Very Good Advice.

bump.