You are forgetting to tape the part where you didn't do anything wrong to get pulled over, you big dummy. Taping the cop at your window does what?
here are some tips:
1. Just be polite. Asking questions, if done so in a manner that does not imply that you think I'm an idiot or that you could not have possibly done something wrong and I am happy to converse with you.
2. Ask, BEFORE I go back to my car, for a warning. When people ask, unless they were way over the limit or doing something very careless, I will check their license and let them go. Even if they were 20mph over, I will always issue the cite for 75 in a 65 instead of 95 in a 65 or something like that.
3. If you still insist on filming, when you tell the cop that you are filming, say something like this, "Officer, I just want you to know that I am filming this stop. I have had some really bad experiences in the past that have cost me a lot of time and money and I just want to protect myself." Respectful and polite, no problems. Cops know that there are some cops that are asshats and understand that there are some people that have had less than nice interactions with the police.
Last thing. If you come off like your post you are starting a war you can't win. I have all the legal right in the world to initiate a "safety inspection" of your vehicle and here in Nevada, I am allowed to take up to 60 minutes to complete my stop. The more attitude you give, the more you get.
Here's what I do:
1. Pull over
2. Roll down windows
3. Turn off radio
4. Stick arm out the window with license, insurance and registration
5. Accept ticket
Did that the last time I got pulled over and didn't get a ticket. I think the cop was happy I made life easier for him. No worries about me trying to pull some crap.
Videotaping a cop is great way to MAKE sure you get a ticket.
Pull WAY far over and dont be an idiot and stop where you are going to hold a bunch of people up - then roll down all windows and turn your car off. Put your keys on your dash, put your four-ways on, and dont do another damn thing. Dont get your license or anything until the officer is at your window - and tell him what you are doing. If there is any chance you will not get a ticket - it is by doing these things.
Or you can request the supervising officer to come out, ask the police vehicle that was used to pull you over completely sealed as evidence, ask for a tow truck to take it to a secure facility, and inform the officers it will be unsealed at court. Then state you are preserving evidence and state the ease of video manipulation requires constant 24hr care is needed of the whole vehicle.
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The reasoning I imagine is the same as when police ask crowds to dispense around crime scenes. Crowds get restless, unruly, and disruptive. Not just to the police but to the rest of the general public. When you have a crowd you have bad seeds and now you need even more police to control the crowd. Also, like rubberneckers who cause traffic jams, a mob in the middle of an urban street will block the flow of vehicle and pedestrian traffic.
We all talk with knives.
NOW Rabbit, you STFU, GTFO and go back to twitter where your "@" sign actually means something and practice some reading comprension so you can get your GED
Last edited by dtrain88; 01-15-2012 at 07:24 PM.
It depends on factors such as whether the subject matter has been encompassed by federal law, whether it's traditionally a state concern, whether it has to do with policing a matter unique to the local area, etc.
As far as drugs go, the federal government has basically declared that drugs are a "federal concern." States are free to pass laws that conflict with federal law and, while they may ultimately lose, until the federal government challenges them they are in effect.
We all talk with knives.
somehow some of these responses prior don't seem to have a lot "etiquette" in them... to a LEO or anyone else, for that matter.
I always feel that the best response is simply "yes sir" and "no sir"
and just relax already
These officers are never knowing when some nutjob is going to whip out a gun and start shooting.
For no particular reason. Lately, we've had a host of women (and men) who were pulled over and then as the police approached, they opened fire unexpectedly.
It's a crazy world out there.
Originally Posted by cartalk