How Free Is Your Speech?

The interim chief of police of Columbia, South Carolina, Ruben Santiago, believes you should not be allowed to criticize his department. If you do, you may be subjected to punitive police harassment. Citizen Brandon Whitmer had the temerity to post a comment critical of the police’s recent bust of a marijuana user and suggested that police resources might be better … Read More

Do NOT Clench Your Butt During A Police Encounter

don't clench your butt

This is a piece of advice we never thought we would have to give. In addition to the many other things you must consider during an encounter with the police, now you must consider the tension of your butt. Earlier this year in New Mexico, a man was pulled over for allegedly failing to make a complete stop at a … Read More

Ten Tips For Your Next Traffic Stop

Ten tips for your next traffic stop

Believe it or not, there are things you can do to improve the outcome of your next traffic stop. Put yourself in the place of the police officer who is pulling you over. The officer has no idea who you are, and the officer is ready for any number of common and uncommon possibilities. Are you drunk? Is the car stolen? Did … Read More