In the age where human life is being blatantly disregarded and innocent, unarmed individuals are being callously gunned down in the street by the Police, it’s important to know your rights.
Whenever I get stopped, after turning my car off and removing the keys from my ignition, I place my keys in plain sight then I activate my video recorder.
Here are some Important points to note:
First and foremost, be respectful, there is nothing worse that being an agitator! Remember they have guns, you don’t want to be on the receiving end of a bullet!
1. You CAN ask why you’re being stopped.
” May I ask why I’m being stopped?”
2. You CAN refuse to have your vehicle searched.
” I do not consent to any searches”.
3. You CAN film and or record the stop and questioning.
(Though they’ll say you can’t)
4. You have the right to refuse to answer any questions.
Please use this right!
Most will be nervous, as is your right, but keep your mouth shut, you may say something that can be used against you!!!
5. You have the right to ask if you’re being detained.
Ask “Am I being detained? Or am I free to go?” of they say you’re not being detained, you can leave, if they say you are being detained, keep your mouth shut. You are under no obligation to say anything else.
Please be safe out there.
Not every police officer you encounter will be bad, there are some who take their oath to protect & serve very seriously!