November 19, 2013
Don’t be a victim: What to do when stopped by any law enforcement officer
– Don’t smile
– Keep your hands in plain sight
– Politely ask, “Why am I being stopped?”
Learn how the Feds were stopping people in North Fort Worth this week: http://ow.ly/qY3bl
- After whatever explanation you receive, ask, “Am I under arrest?”
- In the case of the drivers stopped in North Fort Worth, you would have been told (most probably), “No, you are not under arrest.”
- After hearing the preceding answer, say, “Then, I am free to go?”
- If the officials persist with their requests for your DNA samples and “voluntary” breathalyzer test, ask, “By what statutory authority must I provide samples?”
Never, ever volunteer any information. You can be certain, regardless what the officials say, your information WILL NOT BE ANONYMOUS.
DO NOT ALLOW UNLAWFUL SEARCHES AND SEIZURES
Note: When stopped by a city, county or state law enforcement officer, you must provide proof of identity (driver license) and insurance certificate. Refusal to do so will lead to your arrest for “failure to identify”.
Know Your Rights – Exercise Your Rights
“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.” AMENDMENT IV
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