What is the best advice for a black man during a police stop?

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  1. slackercruster

    slackercruster Banned

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    Hands up doesn't seem to work. What about get out of the car and lay on the ground spread eagle?

    Or will the police still shoot em as they get out of the car?
     
  2. Oxymoron

    Oxymoron Well-Known Member

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    How about follow instructions, do not talk back, and avoid anything that looks aggressive...this is advice to anyone not just black people...unfortunately Black people for the large part think that yapping their mouth will help them somehow.
     
  3. ThirdTerm

    ThirdTerm Well-Known Member

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    Don't make a sudden move and stay inside your car. Don't mention an open carry permit if you have one.
     
  4. MRogersNhood

    MRogersNhood Banned

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    Don't make any sudden moves.Comply with the popo.
     
  5. PARTIZAN1

    PARTIZAN1 Well-Known Member

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    Do you have any video evidence that not all but the vast majority of Blacks run their mouths during police stops?
     
  6. AlphaOmega

    AlphaOmega Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    Q tips.
     
  7. Ronstar

    Ronstar Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    black men have been shot for reaching for their license and registration, after being specifically told to get their license and registration by a cop.


    some cops simply like shooting black people that move.
     
  8. PARTIZAN1

    PARTIZAN1 Well-Known Member

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    Two choices here for Black, Dark Brown, Medium Brown, Crayola Brown-red , or any hue that identified you as Un-White, that is to:

    1- make belive the year is between 1876 and 1916
    2- name believe you are a robot and require instructions to make any move or answer any question
     
  9. Ronstar

    Ronstar Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    i have been Stopped and Frisked before.

    and pulled over before.

    i have no doubt i would have been treated much worse, if i as black.
     
  10. DentalFloss

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    Don't come out of the car with a gun in your hand. *

    * Advice applies to all races and genders.
     
  11. GeddonM3

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    How about the logical approach ?

    1. Pull over calmly, turn your emergency lights on and the vehicle off.

    2. Have your ID already available in your right hand

    3. Roll down the window well before the officer is near your car.

    4. Place your right hand on top of the steering wheel, and have your left arm resting on the door so the officer can easily see both hands and that you have nothing in them other than your ID.

    5. Don't get an attitude, raise your voice or start acting like a cry baby. Simply be nice even if the officer is being a smart ass.

    6. COMPLY!!!!!!!


    I used to have a very bad attitude with cops when I was younger, always pissed because I felt they were after me. Now in a few cases they were, but not all. Yes sometimes I drove like a bat out of hell and I was mad that they caught me lol. But ever since I did what I mentioned above, I have gotten out of more (*)(*)(*)(*) than I probably should have. It was my attitude in the beginning that used to get me tickets. Now that I don't give cops (*)(*)(*)(*) it usually ends with "slow down and have a good day" lol.

    the only cop who has given me any crap was about 3 years ago, and I got taken to jail for really something I didn't do. Cop was not white either, he was black and obviously in a very bad mood and decided to take it out on me.
     
  12. Ronstar

    Ronstar Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    if i was black and pulled over, i would put my hands on the wheel and REFUSE to get out of the car, even if the cop told me to.

    why? cause any move can be used as a cop to justufy shooting a black man.

    if i was stopped on the street? i would get on the ground and spread my arms and legs, and do nothing else.

    again, cops shoot black people that move
     
  13. Woolley

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    Unfortunately, my advice is to never think you are equal, assume the position and bow to the massa. In fact, bowing may be too dangerous. Better to ask them if you have to strip naked so they do not think you have a gun or immediately lie face down on the ground even if you are standing in the middle of the street. Perhaps raising your hands while standing completely still with no facial expression...actually, if I were a black man I would just hope to death the police never even noticed me.
     
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    The ones with guns laying in their laps anyway.

    - - - Updated - - -

    0.00003 of the millions of arrests worth anyways.
     
  15. see you next tuesday

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    1 - Shoot yourself and save the headlines.
    2 - Innocent until proven guilt is for liberals...and white people.
    3 - Sing something by James Brown.
    4 - Make sure you have a GO-Pro filming everything.
    5 - Try and remember that it could be worse, you could be a Muslim.
    6 - Start praying.
     
  16. The Bear

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    Judging from this years headlines,bend over,put your head between your legs and kiss your *** goodbye.
     
  17. tealwings

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    Don't reach into your pockets or glove box until asked and don't run or back talk.
    Basically follow instructions... even if the cop is a prick. "stay alive now, defend yourself later."

    In the case of a truly rogue cop....the above might not be enough.
     
  18. SillyAmerican

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    Yeah, this one is especially important.

    Cops are people too. I've been stopped and harassed, it happens. Just stay calm and do what you're told.

    Exactly!
     
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    1 - Remain in the car with hands on the top of the steering wheel.

    2 - Try to stay calm.

    3 - Lose your sh!tty attitude.

    4 - Try to act like an adult.

    5 - Cooperate (it won’t kill you to act like a gentleman, for a few minutes).

    6 - Comply with requests. The cop would probably rather be doing other things, too.

    7 - Use some common sense.
     
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    Don't act calm, don't act nervous. Don't act glib, don't act tonguetied. Don't act tough, don't act weak. Don't act too accommodating, don't act too argumentative. Don't act irritated, don't comply too willingly. Don't stop in traffic, don't try to pull off somewhere safe. Don't reach for your wallet or ID, get your ID promptly. DONT YOU BE STUPID enough to have a BLM sticker, or hands up, or any other signs that you should be dealt with.
     
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    It is unfortunate that Police have been trained by reality to treat black men as a general threat. Think for a sec about what creates this:

    Cops want to go home alive and in good health.
    Cops are charged with public safety and law enforcement.
    Cops must inherently deal with people who compromise this.
    Black men seem more prone to violence and crime.
    Black men begin any interaction with an attitude of persecution.
    Black men seem far less likely to comply with police than others regardless of guilt.

    This places the police in the position of defensive and aggressive posture from the onset and any action is elevated in the mind. Basically Black men create fear by the very act of existing due to a culture of violence. One need only watch the news or see riots from last night, the night before, or last month to see what I refer to.
     
  22. Oxymoron

    Oxymoron Well-Known Member

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    I lived in many black neighborhoods and see how the vast majority of them handle themselves with police, and with each other.
     
  23. Maccabee

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    Keep your hands on the steering wheel, shut off the engine, and have the necessary paperwork already out and in plain view. Your license, registration, insurance, etc.
     
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    Keep your hands on the steering wheel, don't act guilty, the police officer didn't pull you over because you're black. You aren't going to jail if it's just a traffic violation. DO NOT incriminate yourself.
     
  25. slackercruster

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    Well, you got a point there.
     

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