At 02:46 PM 5/2/97 -0400, Matt Gaylor wrote: >Stopped by the Cops and Don't Know Your Rights? Matt, as a retired 30 [year] cop and now a consultant to trial lawyers re: Police Misconduct and forensic firearms evidence, (I was recently listed in the anti government expert evidence portion of the Washington Post article on Waco)I recently was asked to comment on the [ACLU] bust card. That comment follows below. It angered many because of it's frank assessment of current police training, attitudes, stereotypical fears and conditioning via training propaganda. The advice and comment isn't calming or reassurring, but it is a frank assessment of how it is really is on the street, and how people who REALLY want to avoid police contact in the first place should conduct themselves. Avoidance is much better than having to use the bust card in the first place, yes? If you should find it useful, you may reproduce it, just leave my name and address off as I don't wish to debate reality as opposed to how readers think things should be. I will respond to any individual letters you forward to me, however. Thanks for your time. ---------------------Comment-------------------------------------- The card is loaded with solid information. I would say, however, that the importance of being "low key" and NOT challenging the authority or badmouthing the officers in any way is the best survival advice rooted in the reality of current police attitudes, training and their US vs. THEM seige mentality. The other thing to remember is that most police officers use stereotypes to judge and evaluate citizens on the street or in their cars. If a citizen is aware of this and knows how to exploit that mindset to their advantage it precludes most likelyhood of police/citizen contact. It is simply and easily done by: 1. Driving a clean car in good repair with ALL safety and emission equipment in good order. 2. Maintain Current Driver's License, License plates and inspection stickers. If you view yourself as a Sovereign Citizen, and are above license plates and driver's licenses, plan on frequent police contact, arrest, jail and fines. It's not about the licenses as much as it is revenue, which is the mother's milk of the state and civil service paychecks. 2a.Immediately pay via certified return receipt ALL tickets and fines and determine that warrants for same, if any, HAVE been removed from the [58 lines left ... full text available at <url:http://www.reference.com/cgi-bin/pn/go?choice=message&table=05_1997&mid=1777196&hilit=DRUG+DRUGS+SMART> ] -------------------------------- Article-ID: 05_1997&1786604 Score: 78 Subject: Re: Deprenyl in 5mg /day doses?