Sgt. Schultz Says…

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Fri, 09 Sep 2011 10:56:41 GMT  <== Politics ==> 

Eric Peters at - another reminder that you should never, ever, talk to the police. There is no possible advantage in it for you, and you may give them what they're looking for: a reason to kidnap you and put you in a cage.

Even if you haven’t been formally arrested (merely "detained," as in the case of a traffic stop) it does you no good and very possibly much harm to give any information to the cop beyond the simple minimums of name and perhaps address, as required by law. Nothing more, because anything more will simply give the cop information -- information he can and will use against you, both at curbside and later on, in court.

This is his job. Do not forget it.

He is not there to "help" you. He is not a good Samaritan. You are not having a chat with a friend. You have been detained because the cop believes you have violated some statute or other -- and he is investigating you. He is trained to elicit confessions of guilt, which can and will be used against you. Depend upon it.


There are, in fact, only three things you should ever say to a cop. The first is:

"Am I being detained?"

And next:

"Am I free to go."



Which brings me to the final thing -- the last thing you should say to a cop:

"I do not consent to any searches."

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