I'm a regular in the OFCC forums. Without yet having seen any reaction there, I would suspect that the reaction to the article will be VERY negative, especially with regard to certain points made.
- I want NO interaction with police, of ANY kind. Any such interaction imposed by force is an imposition, and an unwelcome one.
- I'm not especially friendly to strangers with whom I have not sought out contact. I'm not AT ALL friendly toward people who INVOLUNTARILY command my attention using the implied threat of deadly force. When in an involuntary interaction with police I am POLITE. I am in NO way "friendly". They're NOT my "friends". They're public employees, nothing more, nothing less.
- In any involuntary interaction with police, I will OBEY THE LAW. NOTHING MORE. "Am I free to leave?" is poised on the tip of my tongue. Beyond statutorily (or precedentially) required notifications, I have NOTHING to say to them without benefit of counsel. That has served me well.
FAR too many people are eager to prejudice their legal rights in order to get police to "like" them. I don't need the police to like me. I need them to OBEY THE LAW in any interaction with me. The best way to fatally compromise ones ability to COMPEL them to obey the law is to run your mouth unnecessarily when dealing with them.
"Am I free to leave?"
"I have nothing further to say without my lawyer present."
Then keep your mouth SHUT.