Skip to comments.A Guide to Good Etiquette When You're Under Arrest (10 handy tips for occupy freeloaders)
Posted on 04/06/2012 1:00:09 PM PDT by Libloather
A Guide to Good Etiquette When You're Under Arrest
By Adam Martin | The Atlantic Wire 2 hrs 14 mins ago
We're not here to pass judgment on why you wound up in police custody, but if it happens you should know how to comport yourself while getting arrested and once your'e in a holding cell. Now that jail authorities can strip search you even if they don't suspect you of carrying contraband, etiquette is especially important. There are all kinds of reasons you could find yourself behind bars: Maybe you got scooped up at a protest such as Occupy Wall Street's May Day action. Maybe you got a ticket carrying an open beer from one party to another, forgot to pay it, then got stopped months later on your bike after the citation had gone to warrant (this happens, trust me). Maybe you're on probation and a cop thought she saw you dealing drugs. Whatever it is, the way you behave can have a lot of bearing on whether this is a 24-hour ordeal that you can dine out on for years, or a 72-hour nightmare that you wish you could forget.
We spoke with Deitrich Epperson, a Queens-based defense lawyer and former prosecutor; Arthur Grix, a retired NYPD officer turned private investigator; Mike Lyons, a former Yonkers police officer turned private investigator; and Max Berger, a frequent Occupy Wall Street protester who's spent two different stints in custody, and compiled their advice into the 10 handy tips below.
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Don't: Show up if you look like this. Rape tents are bad enough but a jail cell could be worse.
All you need to know is right here:
Very funny. Chris Rock had a show? Who knew?
I think the advice of Do’s and Don’ts should be reversed!
1. I can’t reach my license unless you hold my beer.
2. Sorry, Officer, I didn’t realize my radar detector wasn’t plugged in.
3. Aren’t you the guy from the Village People?
4. Hey, you must’ve been doin’ about 125 mph to keep up with me. Good job!
5. Are You Andy or Barney?
6. Is it true that guys become cops because they can’t work at McDonald’s ?
7. You’re not gonna check the trunk, are you?
8. If you’d try the stuff I just had, you wouldn’t be so damn uptight.
9. Gee, Officer! That’s terrific. The last officer only gave me a warning, too!
10. Do you know why you pulled me over? Okay, just so one of us does.
Stupid Liberal Tricks....
I think I’d add “pre-protest shower” to the list.
Don't: Say anything to the cops that you don't have to.
Do: Answer the questions they need to process you.
Don't: Antagonize, confront, pick a fight, or cop attitude with anybody else also in custody.
Common sense isn't really taught in collich. Just ax Hussein.
Sometime in the early 70’s, 5am, small town Ohio, driver pulled over, license in duffel bag, inaccessible.
Officer “Follow me to the station”
At the station, another passenger, who just woke up said to an officer who looked like the guy from the Dodge commercial from way back then...
“Hey man, where's all your hair?”
Fortunately this was right at shift change and the balding officer wanted to go home more than teach us a lesson so after much apologizing on our part they let us go.
“Here at the Rock we have two major rules:”