And Australians are thinking otherwise.
Next year. Maybe.
I just fear where he may go next.
…but because the basis to refuse to answer questions posed by law enforcement is grounded on long-standing constitutional principles, which sadly, many today do not know.
Understand though, that the above video depicts exchanges at inland checkpoints, not ports of entry. The latter being a very different place.
Disclaimer; I failed Con-law 101 the first time I took it, long ago.
Very good educational resources, brought to you by Hillsdale College.
And, if you like to Read.
See, wasn’t that simple?
I’ll let another explain why: Video here.
A long watch, but entertaining, I promise. Educational too.
And then you have the ACLU weighing in. Though, their interpretation of the law is, at times perhaps, strained, they are largely right in this instance.
In Florida, you have to stop, provide your id, and registration. They cannot keep you for more than a few minutes – there was, I believe, a “three minute” rule, but in any event, your detainment (yes, you are being detained) can be only for a minimal period of time. Other than that, you don’t have to answer other questions. If you choose to refuse to answer questions they legally cannot ask, than yes, its a really good idea to have a record. Though that is problematic too – see: “I know the law better than you, believe me.” Many times officers do not know the law, or apply their own interpretation. As well, they are allowed to lie.
Of course, they are looking for probable cause that you broke the law – primarily that you are impaired.
Things they look for:
- – The smell of alcohol or drugs.
- – Open alcohol containers.
- – Erratic movements, fumbling around for your id, etc.
- – Slurred, slow or pressured speech.
- – Admissions. As stated, you
generallyshould not talk to law enforcement. Ever.
- – Sloppy appearance.
- – Glossy eyes.
- – Slow down and drive normally until you are actually stopped – you may not be stopped, rather, you might be waived through.
- – Always wear your seat belt.
- – Be polite.
- – Be prepared. Have your license and registration in an easily accessible place – know exactly where they are. Rummaging your glove box gives law enforcement an opportunity to see whats in there too.
- – Do not speak with the officers unless they speak with you.
- – You may be asked if they can search your car. Repeat after me: Never agree. Ever.
- – If you are arrested, understand that you may be recorded while in custody. Do not say anything. Refuse to be questioned. Keep quiet. Assert your right to an attorney.
- – And I’ll say it again, especially if detained – Shut it.
- – Don’t drink and drive. Duh.
- – And finally –
(Image/NWF Daily News)
Another irate old man with a gun. In Niceville, no less:
NICEVILLE — A 77-year-old has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a gun after a road rage incident on the Mid-Bay Bridge Connector on Monday morning.
Ted Simmons, who lives in Crestview, reportedly fired a gun at two men in a FedEx truck shortly before 9:15 a.m., according to the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office.