|Posted by Howie Dunnet|
I would only add that you should, if possible, perform casual surveillance at least three times on the location you plan to explore. This way you might be able to see a routine for any security patrols or law enforcement.
Another thing is don't be a "geardo" i.e. have all types of gear. I hardly ever wear all black or a hoodie when I am exploring.
Act natural. I have had close calls, but usually if I see anything remotely suspicious I freeze. Security folks are drawn to movement.
|Posted by FreeLee|
How have I never heard the term "geardo"? That is spectacular. Great advice too.
|Posted by blackhawk|
Cops like good tactical gear... hell some even admire it.
It's what you're doing that concerns them.
Best way to keep a LEO from copping an attitude is to not cop one yourself.
Effective communication is important, but let them ask the Qs.
Sometimes when they say they will help you out... they literally mean it.
Each situation is different and fluid.
You need to stay calm and think before you speak.
Don't be a chatty cathie.
Don't be evasive; answer Qs as direct and straight forward as possible.
Lie only by omission and only if you must.
Be compliant especially if arrested... or things will get harder.
Cops gauged you by your level of compliance or lack of.
NEVER called a cop "boss"... prison slang.
|Posted by Abby Normal|
Police can ask you some basic questions to determine your identity and what your activities are. That's where rub comes in. What you say PRIOR to Miranda Warning is still admissible in court! They consider it a voluntary statement. Soooo, be careful what you say any time you have an interaction with the police.
I'm not suggesting that you be evasive, but don't volunteer any additional information that you aren't directly asked.
There are a lot of videos on YouTube on how to interact with police. Most of them give bad advice. Keep in mind that some officers will lie to you hoping that you will open up and give them additional information. Some will intentionally misstate what you said in order for you to explain in greater detail. I work with a lot of LEOs and they vary from helpful, honest officers, all the way to everyone is guilty until proven innocent.
If there are a group of you, they will generally separate you and speak with you individually, then compare stories. It might not hurt to have a talk with your team before you head out exploring. One smart-ass in your group can get the whole bunch of you in trouble.
Take another look at BlackHawk's advice.
|Posted by tx3000|
Law enforcement is trained to work off of and around anything you say. So assume they're always using BS. It's why you say thanks but no thanks officer I don't answer questions.
|Posted by Howie Dunnet|
True story. Anything you say to a cop is admissible in court, and being at a location is reason enough for suspicion.
|Posted by Explorer Zero|
You must know a lot of LEOs if you know something like this. Am I right?
|Posted by -Nothing-|
Great video by a lawyer about what to do when you get arrested/charged with something.
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