Izod wrote:This is the kind of stuff that gives cops a power trip.. and a 6 foot woody.Interestingly, after all this, the deputy was very vocal in his support of the 2nd Amendment and my right to carry here in CO. Seeing as these guys were so polite and knowledgeable about it, I had no problem working with them.
I admit that I have shown an officer my CHP when OC'ing to provide "ID & VALIDATION", and after less than a minute, I was on my way, still OC'ing!
Remember, the police use "politeness" to get alot of things.. searches without warrants, confessions, obscuring rights.
So next time the "police officer is being so polite", remember that he uses that "department trained charm" to search your car at the DUI checkpoint. The constitution is on a slow burn.
The only time the police are your friends are when you're paying them for off-duty work, and only they clock-out, they are no longer your friends.