- Mar 3, 2018
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- The Beautiful Pacific Northwest
A bit of preparation, knowledge of one's rights, a visible recorder (audio and/or video) as well as a hidden recorder goes a long way towards being prepared for having to deal with them in court, if one lives long enough to get there.I would submit that they're not entitled to anything but the compliance.They're not entitled to anything other than common courtesy and compliance with their lawfully issued commands.
Not police personally, but the societal rules which we all have a hand in creating and that police are charged with enforcing.
Police (most police that is, I can't possibly speak for the other millions or so) aren't concerned with your courtesy or your respect. They only seek your compliance with their lawful directions.
The place to challenge law isn't on the street in an aggressive confrontation with police. The proper place to challenge law is in court.
I am not anti-cop by any stretch of the imagination but I am avidly anti-asshole, irrespective of their profession. When it comes to asshole cops, yeah, that's always a problem for me.
The ACLU has an app you can download on your phone that you can use to record police encounters that transmits the video footage to their secured servers so that even if the cops take your phone over your objection, deletes the footage that you recorded, then you'll still have a copy as well as proof that they destroyed incriminating evidence.
All that being said, as long as the courts keep giving corrupt police officers a pass for behavior that is clearly a violation of our laws, their agency's policies, procedures or code of ethics (assuming one even exists) we'll continue to have these problems.
Oh and as long as they let officers who refer to black people using the N word claim that they are not racists, none of them have any credibility what so ever.