The Crossover Show 015 – Police Authority

What are your rights?

crossover showThe lights come on behind you. You pull over. The officer asks you to exit the vehicle.

Do you or don’t you?

This week, MC and HM talk about your rights, the Supreme Court’s decision, and the recent case of Sandra Bland.

We understand this has been a topic about which MC has already posted, but HM isn’t an officer and voices some opinions from a civilian perspective that have not yet been broached on #TheCrossoverShow.

Here are the resources the guys mention during this episode:

The dash cam video:

The Supreme Court’s decision in Pennsylvania v Mimms can be found here.

If you want some additional entertaining/irritating (depending on your predilections), simply google “Sovereign Citizens” and kiss your morning goodbye.

BOLO

Untappd – Friend The Happy Medic and Motorcop and join us on our journey to try many beers!

 

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6 thoughts on “The Crossover Show 015 – Police Authority

  1. First off, unless it’s a felony stop, we don’t get the passengers out of the vehicle. We use a passenger side approach, pushing down on the trunl lid as we pass it. Most drivers and passengers expect a driver’s side approach. The officer and backup can see if anyone is holding something in their hands while they’re turned away to street side. This has proved safer than the street side approach.

  2. Unless it’s a felony stop Carter McDaniel I’m not sure where you worked, but that is not true in California. I can pull or not pull anyone out of a vehicle during a lawful detention of the driver. Passengers are not free to leave unless I say so till the conclusion of the stop. As far as passenger side approach being safer, unless I’m on a narrow shoulder I would rater approach the driver this way. If he has a gun and intends on shooting he has to do 180 to shoot me as I approach. A passenger side approach I have to stop and bend to get my ugly face down in the window for the bad guy to converse with him.

  3. I consider any request an officer makes of me to be an order and do all I can to make sure I comply immediately the first time I am asked.

    I am very much conscious of how things may look from the Officer’s perspective so I do all I can to make sure the Officer feels comfortable and at ease, my priority being, cite , warning, or whatever else, the stop going as quickly and smoothly as possible.

    I think this mindset has helped in several stops I’ve had over the years. Every single Officer I encountered on a stop was polite, professional, and an outstanding reflection of their department. Even though the circumstances of the stop were due to me messing up and making a mistake, it was always a pleasure to meet them.