question about the PO-leece

Discussion in 'General' started by ford12508, May 25, 2009.

  1. Well I was walking to my car the other day and look a little younger than I am, and a cop stopped next to me and got out of the car and started questioning me. I know they can not search my shit and that I had nothing to hide at the time, but he still stopped me just for walking to my car. He started questioning me like "Shouldn't you be in school?" and in a smart ass way answered "School gets out before 2:45 officer, some time around 2:13" and then he asked my name and address and all this other stuff and what I was doing. He even questioned which car was mine. If I am stopped by a police officer, and don't feel comfortable, do I have the right to walk away? This guy was fucking creeping so hard on me, he waited for me to pull out of my spot and leave and when I was walking, I noticed him going up and down the aisles watching me. If he asks where I live, do I have the right to deny him that information?
  2. you probably looked like a shady youngster up to no good, but that cop might have been a petaphile?
  3. #3 xlikelocusts, May 25, 2009
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    I cant believe people do not know their rights!

    Q: What if law enforcement officers stop me on the street?
    A: You do not have to answer any questions. You can say, “I do
    not want to talk to you” and walk away calmly. Or, if you do not
    feel comfortable doing that, you can ask if you are free to go. If
    the answer is yes, you can consider just walking away. Do not
    run from the officer. If the officer says you are not under
    arrest, but you are not free to go, then you are being detained.
    Being detained is not the same as being arrested, though an
    arrest could follow. The police can pat down the outside of
    your clothing only if they have “reasonable suspicion” (i.e., an
    objective reason to suspect) that you might be armed and dangerous.
    If they search any more than this, say clearly, “I do not
    consent to a search.” If they keep searching anyway, do not
    physically resist them. You do not need to answer any questions
    if you are detained or arrested, except that the police may ask
    for your name once you have been detained, and you can be
    arrested in some states for refusing to provide it.

    Pretty much, all you need to remember to say is.
    Officer, am I being detained or am I free to go?
    If he has no probable cause for stopping you, he legally must let you go.
  4. #4 full melt, May 25, 2009
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    If you weren't doing anything wrong you might as well answer his questions. Its not like hes going to start doing police stakeouts on your house. Just let him have his little power trip at least he inst beating your ass :p

  5. Thanks for that, I tried googling it, but was getting very poor results with my wordings. + Rep.
  6. I have been stopped a few times, and it gets quite annoying, so even if I am not hiding anything, I am going to just say "I do not wish to speak to you."
  7. you dont have to say anything to them in a consensual encounter.

    Even if you're in trouble, you dont have to say a word besides giving them basic info like name and address. 5th amendment.

    know your rights.
  8. Is this the same in Canada?

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