22 November 2007

Good cop, bad cop must be number 6

The five tricks that cops try to trip you up on.

Personally, I found that making the effort to obey the law has worked for me. My interaction with the police has been infrequent and that's the way I like it.

There's a more extensive tool for guarding your rights, the ACLU wallet card. Yes, that ACLU.

I used to carry one when I did a weekly commute to and from the Dayton, Ohio area. I rarely travel without a firearm and this was in the days before concealed carry was legal in Ohio. I don't know what good it would have done me but for some strange reason I just felt better about having some small knowledge about my rights.

3 comments:

Ramblin' Ed said...

I have been a guest at both the Waukegan, IL and San Diego, CA city jails.

Both were pretty straightforward affairs. There was a little more to it than this, but not a lot more:

Get arrested
Go into "Yessir" mode straight away
PAY MONEY
Spend the night in the cell
Go home
Come back later and pay MORE MONEY

At least I didn't get thrown in jail in Arizona, where Sherriff Joe Arapaho (or I need a ho) would have took away my coffee and put me in pink underdrawers.

OK, I forgot ol' Joe's last name and am feeling to lazy to google.

Fish-2 said...

I had to appear in court for driving on an expired license about 1963. Other than jury duty and a couple of warning tickets that's my only brush with the legal system. I like it that way.

A local cop told a friend that even touching a cop can get you arrested for asaulting an officer. The friend said "That's good to know. If you ever try to arrest me for that I'll be sure I get my money's worth".

Appalachian Gun Trash said...

Yeah, Ed, don't you hate that paying money twice? As far as Sheriff Joe, if I had too I could probably deal with pink shorts, but no coffee would be cruel and unusual punishment in my book!

Dittoes (or is that dittos?) Fish, I avoid cops as much as possible.