Just watched on you tube!
I think you did a great job! Way to stand up for your rights and those who open carry! With the lawsuit would be nice for the outcome to be posted but, if you win I am sure they will pay out a little more for you to keep quiet if you win!
Sad to say but, to many law enforcement out there do NOT know the laws they are suppose to be enforcing and we take the brunt of it! But way to go!
Marinepilot, I think you did good. With that said, I think you spoke too much.
Don't argue it with them. Tell them essentially that you have that right, and you're not open for debate. Leave it up to them to either learn or screw up. What are they gonna do? Take you to jail? FOR WHAT????
"Speak softly & carry a big stick" applies here. Say as little as you can and let them make mistake after mistake. You have the right to remain silent. The less you speak the less actual grounds you might give them for an arrest.
And when they do, and they book you, they just handed you a winning case.
That was my own critique, as well. The result this time was that he admitted there was no RAS for the search, no PC for detainment, no crimes/laws broken, that he was above the law/Constitution, etc. In this case, the audio works in my favor. Next time, I'll probably say less.
My only criticism is I think your tone of voice could be perceived as aggressive, although I think you maintained your composure pretty well. Good job sticking up for your rights and I wish you well in your suit.