by Mike Adams, Natural News:
I have a lot of friends in law enforcement, and one thing they all tell me is that very few people know their rightswhen it comes to saying “No” to cops.
By feigning casual conversation, police are able to violate your rights and turn you into a felon, often for “crimes” you never committed. This is precisely what the FBI did to Michael Flynn when they sent a couple of FBI agents to his office, pretending to be engaging in a friendly conversation and White House tour. In reality, the FBI agents were interrogating Flynn, writing up a 302 document and using his words to prosecute him for “lying” to the government. (Yes, that’s exactly what they did. The corruption of the FBI is mind-boggling.)
Most people don’t know their rights when it comes to interactions with law enforcement. Often an innocent-sounding question being posed to you is actually an attempt to achieve a binding verbal contract of consent that you would not normally grant if you knew the full extent of that contract.
For example, if police officers show up at your front door and ask, “Can we come in and talk with you?” Most people will answer “yes” in a simple attempt to be polite. What they don’t realize is that they have just consented to a warrantless search of their entire home. Whatever the police find in your home may now be entered into a court of law as evidence because you “consented” to the search.
The correct answer to any law enforcement officer standing on your front porch is, “Do you have a warrant?” If they don’t have a warrant, you are fully within your rights to say, “I have no interest in talking to you.” Furthermore, you should be saying this through a closed door, not an open door. There is no law that requires you to open the door for anyone, not even the police. (Hint: You don’t even have to tell them you’re home.)
One of the most common lies that police use to gain access to your home is to claim they “smell marijuana.” It’s harder for them to claim that fabrication if you don’t even open the front door.
Note: If police illegally search your home, anything they find will be thrown out by the courts. Such evidence is inadmissible, but you’ll still need to pay a lawyer to represent you, which is another way that corrupt government wages economic warfare against the innocent.
How to avoid being framed by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol
When international travelers arrive at U.S. ports via air or sea, they are subjected to scrutiny by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). When you pick up your luggage at an international terminal of an airport, a CBP officer can demand to search your luggage. When that happens, they play a series of word games with travelers to get you to consent to “owning” everything they find in your luggage.
They’ll ask you, for example, “Did you pack this bag yourself?” If you say yes, they’ll add something like, “So everything in this bag is yours?”
Most people will blindly say, “Yes.” Sadly, that’s a trap. They’ve just admitted to owning anything and everything a CBP agent might find in your bag, even if you bag was tampered with by airport personnel, who are routinely engaged in drug trafficking, by the way.
The correct answer to this question is, of course, “With all due respect, officers, I have not been in possession of this luggage for the last 10 hours. It has been handled by any number of baggage handlers, some of whom have a history of criminal theft and smuggling operations. Furthermore, this luggage has likely been opened by ATF officials, who also have a history of illegal activities involving luggage tampering. Accordingly, I did not have control over this luggage and claim no absolute ownership over objects inside the luggage which I did not put there myself.”
They will likely come back with, “Then we will need to seize this luggage and search it.” And they will, by the way.
Your response to that should be something along the lines of, “Have fun with my underwear.”
If they find anything in your luggage that is illegal, do not speak to them (see below) without an attorney present. Most importantly, never consent to owning anything they find that is illegal.
This information, by the way, isn’t meant to protect criminals or smugglers. The best way to avoid being arrested is to obey the law in the first place. My intention here is to help innocent people avoid being wrongfully accused, arrested and prosecuted. And yes, that happens all the time. If you don’t believe me, research the history of the FBI hair analysis lab which ran total quack science “forensics” for decades, pretending that microscopic hair analysis is like a fingerprint that can confirm the identity of one individual out of millions.
Hair analysis is forensic quackery. There is no science behind it at all. Yet the FBI used it for decades to throw people in prison, and many of those people have since been proven innocent thanks to DNA testing.
How to avoid inadvertently consenting to an unconstitutional police search of your vehicle
When people are pulled over by the police, they tend to want to be polite and cooperative. That’s a good rule of thumb, since most cops aren’t bad people, and they’ll treat you with greater dignity if you treat them with dignity first. But all cops know how to trick people into consenting to vehicle searches that otherwise would be impossible to achieve.
One of the ways they accomplish this is to straight out ask you, “Is it okay if I have a look in your vehicle?” Most people will simply say “yes,” thereby consenting to a detailed vehicle search, including the use of drug-sniffing dogs and, if desired by police, the complete disassembly of your vehicle to look for “hidden compartments.”
By the way, as a side note, most criminal thugs aren’t very smart, and they try to hide drugs under seats or inside door panel ash trays, which is exactly where police will look first. Most druggies aren’t geniuses, and they aren’t sophisticated smugglers, either.
The correct answer to any law enforcement officer who wants to search your vehicle is, “With all due respect, officer, I do not consent to warrantless searches. If you’d like to search this vehicle, please provide a search warrant.” You could even add additional flair to your reply and say, “I have been advised by my attorney to not consent to warrantless searches,” which tells the officer that you’re going to fight him every step of the way, without actually having to say that to his face.