When you check YouTube for Black Men being pulled over by the police, you find hundreds if not thousands of videos that detail an experience. There is a viral video circulating on Twitter showing an encounter between a Black motorist and a police officer who allegedly pointed his service weapon upon him.
This was over a freaking turn signal violation. The turn signal violation excuse is a tactic in which police officers use to justify a search of your vehicle. They claim that you failed to signal at a stop sign or failed to yield at a right turn. The police would try to engage in conversation with the motorist. They engage in conservation because they witnessed the motorist leave an area on the grounds of suspicious activity.
This is an old okie dokie that cops use when they want to conduct an illegal search and seizure.
Here's the video.
Cop pulls over a black man for failure to signal, walks to his car with his gun drawn... Black dude is my fucking hero💯💯💯💯💯🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆😂😂😂😂👍👍👍👍👍👍👍 pic.twitter.com/S8ef8Mx4Kk— SIX_FOOT_5 (@Choco_Optimus) September 10, 2017
Talk yo shit!!!!! ✊🏾 https://t.co/BnLr9PxS4o— October's Very Own (@SneakerHeadSean) September 10, 2017
Okay, stay calm.
Here is what you do when you are pulled by a police officer on the grounds of suspicious activity by the notion of failure to signal.
Make sure you have your hands on the steering wheel and a overhead light on.
You have a right to ask for the name, the reason for a pullover or request to be in a safe area that doesn't endanger you or the officer's life.
If you are using a camera phone to record your pullover, you have a right to do so without any threats of arrest or confiscation. PHOTOGRAPHY IS NOT A CRIME.
Police officers are public servants. They can be recorded doing their jobs.
Remember COPS on Spike TV follows police officers with cameras. They film you when you're pulled over or arrested.
If the officer ask for license and registration, provide it. You are required by law to have a valid driver's license and proof of insurance. If not, you will have to provide it in court or face a license suspension and forfeiture of your vehicle.
If the officer ask you where you came from, calmly explain that I refuse to give any information to you on the grounds that this is a pull over for a signal. I am reserved the right to not engage conservation with you unless it about the traffic violation.
If the officer asks to search your vehicle calmly state you do not consent to a search of your vehicle. They may threaten arrest or try to get you to cave to their demands. When that happens, stop talking. Don't say anything that could be used against you in court. If you do have to say something say I like to get a your name and the supervisor.
If they do a search regardless of you telling them, make sure you keep a good memory of the encounter. You are guranteed your 4th and 8th Amendment right to unlawful search and seizure and detainment. Say calmly and firmly, I DO NOT CONSENT TO SEARCH OF MY VEHICLE. IF YOU HAVE MY CITATION, CAN I HAVE IT! AM I FREE TO GO?
You can hire an attorney and ask for a public record and the dash/body camera footage of the pullover.
If you are issued a citation, it doesn't say you are guilty. It acknowledges that you have an option to challenge the pullover in court or you have the option to pay for it. If you do pay for a citation, a state could issue points on your license and it could raise your insurance rates.
If you are arrested, do not say anything without an attorney.
If you are reaching for anything, make sure you acknowledge it. If you are a concealed carry, the police should have a record of it in their database.
Pullovers are the most dangerous for those in law enforcement.
However, pullovers are dangerous for Black motorists. It's more likely a police officer is hand on the holster when they pull over a Black motorist.
WHEN COPS SEE A BLACK MAN WITH A FIREARM REGARDLESS OF IT BEING LEGAL OR ILLEGAL, THEY AUTOMATICALLY SHOOT THE BLACK MAN. EVEN AN UNARMED BLACK MAN JUST REACHING FOR A WALLET OR A DOOR HANDLE COULD BE KILLED BY THE COPS.
THE POLICE AND JUNK FOOD MEDIA TRY TO MAKE THE VICTIM, "THE BAD GUY" BY BRINGING UP HIS PAST CRIMINAL HISTORY, HIS SOCIAL MEDIA HABITS OR HIS FAMILY LIFE.
MANY WHITES (IN LARGE GROUPS) HAVE FIREARMS IN FRONT OF POLICE AND THEY NEVER GET SHOT OR KILLED. WHY AREN'T THEY AFRAID OF THEM?
WHENEVER SOMEONE COMPLAINS ABOUT LACK OF BLACK FATHERS, I CONTINUE TO DENOUNCE THIS BULLSHIT. I REMIND THEM THAT THE POLICE KILL BLACK FATHERS. THE POLICE LEAVE CHILDREN OF COLOR WITHOUT A BLACK FATHER. AND NO AMOUNT OF MONEY COULD BRING THE PEACE AND TRANQUILITY TO THE FAMILIES OF THOSE KILLED BY THE COPS.
FOR EVERY BAD COP, THERE WILL BE A DEAD COP!
I DON'T BELIEVE EVERYTHING ON THE INTERNET OR THE COP'S VERSION.
GUN VIOLENCE IS THE NUMBER ONE THREAT IN THE UNITED STATES.
DONALD J. TRUMP, REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS ARE INEPT. THEY ARE NUMB TO GUN VIOLENCE. THEY CONTINUE TO ALLOW FIREARMS IN THE HANDS OF TERRORISTS AND BAD COPS.
EXPECT MORE COPS SHOOTING UNARMED OR LEGALLY ARMED PEOPLE OF COLOR.
EXPECT BAD COPS TO GET SLAPPED ON THE WRIST WHEN THEY COMMIT CRIMINAL ACTS. BAD COPS USE EXCESSIVE FORCE ON DETAINED SUSPECTS. BAD COPS ARE DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE. BAD COPS HAVE USED DRUGS. BAD COPS ARE DRUG DEALERS. BAD COPS ARE SOLICITING FOR PROSTITUTES OR SHARING IMAGES OF CRIMINALS ON SOCIAL MEDIA. BAD COPS ARE PLANTING DRUGS AND GUNS ON INNOCENT INDIVIDUALS. BAD COPS ARE SPEEDING ON OUR LOCAL ROADS AND RUNNING TRAFFIC LIGHTS. SOME BAD COPS OPENLY ADDRESS ISSUES ON SOCIAL MEDIA WHICH COULD BE SEEN AS A BIAS TO PEOPLE OF COLOR OR CRIME VICTIMS.
BAD COPS BELIEVE THEY'RE ABOVE THE LAW.
EXPECT BAD COPS TO WALK WHEN THEY CLAIM THEY USED DEADLY FORCE BECAUSE THEY FEARED FOR THEIR LIVES.
EXPECT MORE MASS SHOOTINGS.
EXPECT GOOD COPS TO BE KILLED BY TERRORISTS.
POLICE DEPARTMENTS CONTINUE TO ALLOW BAD COPS AND CORRUPT POLICE UNIONS REIGN STATE SPONSORED TERRORISM UPON PEOPLE OF COLOR.
POLICE KILLING PEOPLE OF COLOR IS STATE SPONSORED TERRORISM.
BEING A COP IS A THANKLESS JOB. THEY CONTINUE TO SERVE AND PROTECT THE PUBLIC IN AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS JOB.
BY THE WAY, ALL MASS SHOOTINGS SHOULD BE CONSIDERED AN ACT OF TERRORISM.
WE DON'T CONDONE VIOLENCE AGAINST LAW ENFORCEMENT OR ANY HUMAN BEING.
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