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  •  Do you have any Illegal (11+ / 0-)

    DRUGS or GUNS? Sir

    Do U mind if I check to 'make sure' ?

    They always seam to ask me this .. for sum reason...
    Next time I'm gonna say "I though Guns were legal"?

    I've always consented to what is basically an illegal search, but since i never have anything to hide....
    I've consented in the past- some day I'll say FU, ever read the constitution A-hole? When I know my lawyer aint too far away....

    Anyone who marries more than twice, deserves their 1st wife back- Groucho

    by OMwordTHRUdaFOG on Thu Oct 14, 2010 at 11:50:41 AM PDT

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    •  You can always just say, "No." so long (13+ / 0-)

      as you leave out the FU and A-hole they won't do anything unless there is some legitimate reason to search.

      For instance, years ago I was stopped for speeding on my way into work.  After receiving the ticket the officer asked, "Sir, I'd like your permission to search your vehicle."  He never preceded that with anything that remotely suggested he thought there was a reason to do so.  

      My response was just, "Nope."

      "Why not?"

      I reply with a chuckle, "Because it is cold outside and the whole reason I was speeding is because I'm already late for work!"

      He just nodded and told me to have a good day.

    •  are you sure you have nothing to hide? (4+ / 0-)

      Do any of your friends ever ride in your car?  How well do you know them?  Think it's possible that one of them might partake in lighting illegal plant material on fire and inhaling the smoke into their lungs?  The odds are good that you know at least one or two such people.  Think it might be possible that something dropped out of their pocket the last time they rode in your car?

      Ever leave the keys with a parking attendant?  Your mechanic?  How well do you know those people?  Do you check under the seats after they drive your car to make sure that nothing illegal dropped out of their pockets?

      Point being, you don't have to engage in illegal activities to get fucked over by a search when you thought you had nothing to hide.  I would NEVER consent to a search of my automobile or house.  I wouldn't be a dick about it (that's just asking for trouble) but I would make it plain that I do not consent to any searches.  If he does it anyway then perhaps my lawyer can get it thrown out.  Either way I'll be a stronger legal position for having refused the search.

      There are four boxes to be used in the defense of liberty: soap box, ballot box, jury box and ammo box. Use in that order.

      by Crookshanks on Fri Oct 15, 2010 at 12:37:40 AM PDT

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    •  I was pulled over once just down the block (2+ / 0-)
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      by the neighborhood store.

      I had a levergun in the rack, back window of the truck.

      He walked up and asked if I had any weapons........

      I said only the one you see, he looked at my license and said have a nice day...........Never did even say why he pulled me over.

      The only others in many years are the Border Patrol if I have a brown friend along with me......grrrrrr.......

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