Let’s get something straight right off the bat…if you are pulled over by the police (for any reason) it is best to cooperate, but you still don’t have to voluntarily give-up any of your constitutional rights.
I am not saying police are bad people, they’re just like you or me and after their shift is over, just like you, they want to go home to their families in one piece.
Being a police officer is one of the most dangerous jobs a person can do, next of course to a soldier and like a soldier on a battlefield, a police officer takes the chance of being maimed, or killed, every single time they put on their uniform, it’s not a job for the faint of heat.
With all that said, yes, there are ‘bad’ cops and they will take advantage of the fact that they can get away with doing certain things that they aren’t supposed to do. But, that is a small percentage of police officers and eventually, they will make a mistake (just like any bad person) that will cost them their job and even their freedom.
But like I said in the beginning of the article, when stopped by the police (especially if you haven’t committed any crime) it is best to cooperate with the officer, but you still don’t have to volunteer any unnecessary information.
Usually, when stopped by a police officer, one of the first things they will ask you is; “Do you know why I stopped you?”. Your answer should be “No”, period. Do not give any long answers, that is a trick that they will use to get more information from you.
But please remember, you don’t have to be rude, they are only doing their job. If you feel like you are being harassed, or picked on, cooperate even if you think that what they are doing isn’t right, or fair, it’s best to be cooperative even if you are arrested, you can always sort it out later.
If you resist arrest, or try to fight with the police, that situation can end up with you being tased, or shot and nobody wants that.
Watch the video and if you have any questions afterwards, then you can always “Google” the laws for your state, city, or county. The internet can be a very valuable asset if you are gathering information regarding this subject.