Just wondering how people in general feel about this I found on the web
Can We Trust the Cops?
Are police officers allowed to lie to you? Yes the Supreme Court has ruled that police can sink to the lowest of low and be deceitful and lie while questioning you. Hey what do you expect, police have to deal with criminals everyday that lie and are deceitful.
Police officers are very good at lying, twisting words and they are trained to be manipulative. Don't try to out smart the officer, or try being a smooth talker, because you will loose! If you can keep your mouth shut, you might just come out ahead alot more then you expected
Police officers and other law enforcement agents are very skilled at getting information from people. Many people are afraid that if they refuse to cooperate, it will appear as if they have something to hide. Don't be fooled. The police are allowed to (and do) LIE to you.
The federal government made a law that says citizens can't lie to federal agents. They can lie to us, but we can't lie to them. Makes perfect since don't it? The best thing you can do is ask for a lawyer and keep your mouth shut. How can you be charged with something if you haven’t said anything?
Although police officers may seem nice and pretend to be on your side, they are likely to be intent on learning about the habits, opinions, and affiliations of people not suspected of wrongdoing, with the end goal of stopping political activity with which the government disagrees.
Don't try to answer the police officers questions, or try to "educate them" about your cause, it can be very dangerous!
You can never tell how a seemingly harmless bit of information that you give the police officer might be used and misconstrued to hurt you or someone else. And keep in mind that lying to a federal agent is a crime.
Officers may promise shorter sentences and other deals for statements or confessions. The police cannot legally make deals with people they arrest.
The only person who can make a deal that can be enforced is the prosecutor, and he should not talk with you without a lawyer present who represents you.
Teach your children that the cops are not always their friends, and the police officer must contact a parent for permission to ask your child any questions.
Remember that the police are trained to put you at ease and to get you to trust them. Their job is to find, arrest and help convict a suspect. And that suspect is you!
Remember that the officer is not trying to be your buddy and become a new friend, they are on a fishing expedition to find something against you!
They have nothing criminal on you, so there looking for anything while they have you pulled over. Also keep in mind that the entire conversation is being recorded and video taped by the police.
Remember to speak clearly and look at the video camera in the police car and say "AM I FREE TO GO?" and/or "I DO NOT CONSENT TO THIS SEARCH!"
Lies that the Police use to get You to Talk...
There are a lot of ways the police will try to trick you into talking. Its always safest just to say the Magic Words: I am going to remain silent. I want a lawyer.
The following are common lines the police use when they’re trying to get you to talk:
"You will have to stay here and answer my questions" or "You're not leaving until I find out what I want."
"I have evidence on you. Tell me what I want to know or else." (They can fabricate fake evidence to convince you to tell them what they want to know.)
"You’re not a suspect. Were simply investigating here. Just help us understand what happened and then you can go."
"If you don’t answer my questions, I won’t have any choice but to take you to jail."
"If you don’t answer these questions, you’ll be charged with resisting arrest."
You don’t have to answer any of the police officers questions.
Simply say: I have nothing to say! I would like to speak to a lawyer. When the police officer says: Why you want a lawyer, you’re not under arrest. The you would say: Am I FREE to GO?
DON'T EVER TOUCH A POLICE OFFICER!
Never resist physically! Don't run from the police or resist, even if you believe you are innocent.
As bad cops are control freaks and will use even an accidental bumping up against you as an excuse to charge you with assault on a police officer and resisting arrest, as well as justification for the use of force.
Be careful and keep your hands in view at all times. Tell the police officer when you are going to reach into your pockets for your license, this is to avoid getting shot.
Avoid any sudden moves with your hands for the same reason and remain calm, as being agitated will cause some cops to arrest you for interfering or worse.