Every time you submit to an unlawful detention, you increase the chance that another of us will be unlawfully detained. Thanks a lot.
You don't have to be an *** about it, but you should definitely exert your rights and point out that the officers are breaking the law. You can do this civilly. So far, I have been illegally detained twice. There was no need to be rude, but I clearly indicated that I knew the law and that the officers were breaking it.
The phrase, "I do not consent, but will not resist," was my ever-present friend. When the officer said something untrue about the law, I politely pointed out that it was untrue. I made sure that I mentioned that the detention was not justified without RAS.
Both detentions were amiable, with no harsh recriminations, just matter-of-factly expressed ideas. (Actually, many here could learn a thing or two about disagreeing, even with someone who is so horribly misinformed, civilly.)
The net result is that Montgomery PD has changed its policy and training. There are fewer and fewer uninformed members of the department. Soon there will only be the rogues who deliberately overstep their authority. They will be sued because they will do a lot more than just unlawfully detain OCers.
There is a fine line between exerting your rights and being an ***, but, for the sake of the rest of us, don't submit!! Instead, exert your rights.