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11/04/2003 Archived Entry: "Polite non-cooperation with the police"

POLITE NON-COOPERATION WITH THE POLICE. This isn't new info, but it helps to remind ourselves every so often: We don't have to cooperate with much of what the police ask us to do. Gary Marbut of the Montana Shooting Sports Association sent this particularly good little summary of what you're not required to do and how best to refuse.

Bottom line:

Most important: Remember that the justice system is never more lienient on you when you give up your rights. Confessing or cooperating will only make things harder on you. When you give up your rights, you also give up any hope of being treated fairly. Always be polite and courteous, but never cave in and waive your rights. EVER.

Posted by Claire @ 12:19 PM CST

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