Thursday, May 20, 2010

How to Not Get Your Ass Kicked by the Police

Dead-serious instruction to minorities (and the rest of us) for dealing with Law Enforcement. In four segments:

HT: Vox Day.

Of course, this post wouldn't be complete without a shout-out to Chris Rock.

Also, here is an old video entitled Ten reasons not to talk to the police. James Duane is a professor at Regent Law School. Question: how would you recognize from the video that Duane is a Christian speaking to a Christian audience? (Note: this is not an invitation to commenters -- and you know who you are -- to make gratuitous insults.)


Justin said...

Chris Rock's was way better!

Regarding the second: um, there were some Bible study references and whatnot. Aside from that? What did I miss?

Anonymous said...

Tangential, but I ran across this video the other day where a cop (out of uniform) is pulled over by another cop. Great animosity ensues. I don't know if the original pullover (and plethora of tickets) was legit or not, but I am completely at a loss as to how the plain-clothed officer thought that he was making anything better by behaving as he did.

Φ said...

Justin: good catch on the Bible study references. The main thing for me was that the speaker clearly felt the need to convince the students that their middle-class instincts -- always cooperate with the police -- are inappropriate. But there are probably other "dog whistles" that I can't put my finger on.

Trumwill: it occurred to me while watching your video that the undercover officer was damned lucky the patrolmen knew he was a cop. A private citizen acting belligerently with the police while carrying a gun would probably have been shot.