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Know Your Rights: Police Checkpoints

The Free Thought Project

Not only is the question, “am I being detained” very important, but so is remaining silent and making sure not to answer any of their questions.

Many INNOCENT individuals have been imprisoned, or otherwise harmed, merely because they chose to answer questions asked by some Law Enforcement Officer or government official, agent, representative, tribunal, or employee.

It is very important to understand that the 5th Amendment protects the innocent more than the guilty.

Knowing how to assert your rights is not only a good idea to prevent from being unlawfully kidnapped or caged, but it is also a successful catalyst for change when applied on a large enough scale.

In the video below, activist Kenny Suitter, shows how to properly remain silent during police interactions. It is as simple as stating, “I do not answer questions.”

Because of the SCOTUS ruling in Salinas v. Texas, you are now expected to know that you have a right against self-incrimination, and unless you specifically and clearly invoke this right, anything you say or do not say, including your mannerisms at the time you stop talking, can be used against you. You actually have to say, “I do not answer questions.”

Don’t concern yourself with what kind of interrogation you’re in. Don’t worry about whether Salinas applies in your particular situation. Just invoke your 5th Amendment right immediately, verbally, and clearly.

Just like this:

Being stopped by police can be a particularly stressful experience. An innocent individual can easily get tricked into self-incriminating themselves as the police officer badgers and pries for information.

Memorizing laws and and statutes can go a long way, however, having a business card handy, that states your rights for you, is much more convenient, especially when under the stress of a police stop.

Here is a good example of what that business card should look like:

Side 1:

“I hereby invoke and refuse to waive all of the following rights and privileges afforded to me by the United States Constitution. I invoke and refuse to waive my 5th Amendment right to Remain Silent. I invoke and refuse to waive my 6th Amendment right to an attorney of my choice. I invoke and refuse to waive my 4th Amendment right to  be free from unreasonable searches and seizures. If I am not presently under arrest, or under investigatory detention, please allow me to leave.”

Side 2:

“Officer, I Assert My Fifth Amendment Rights As Stated On This Card”Pursuant to the law, as established by the United States Supreme Court, my lawyer has advised me not to talk to anyone and not to answer questions about any pending criminal case or any other civil, administrative, judicial, investigatory or adjudicatory matter.  Following his advice, I do not wish to talk to anyone about any criminal, civil, administrative, judicial, investigatory or adjudicatory matter, without my lawyer present.  I waive no legal rights, nor give any consents, nor submit to any tests or other procedures, without my lawyer present.  I ask that no one question or talk to me, without my lawyer here to advise me.

If you’d like a downloadable version of this card you can get it at this link.

Below is a video which shows the effectiveness of these business cards.

December 22, 2014 - Posted by | Civil Liberties, Video | ,

4 Comments »

  1. Reblogged this on The Grey Enigma.

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    Comment by The Grey Enigma | January 2, 2015 | Reply

  2. Reblogged this on A Conservative Christian Man.

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    Comment by Paul H. Lemmen | January 3, 2015 | Reply

  3. Reblogged this on Nevada State Personnel Watch.

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    Comment by agent provocateur | January 3, 2015 | Reply

  4. I have to wonder how long it will be before police are trained in neurolinguistic programming to overcome the subject’s refusal to answer. It’s clear from the first video that they are trained to try very hard to engage the subject in conversation.

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    Comment by thetinfoilhatsociety | January 3, 2015 | Reply


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