If they feel a hard item that might be a weapon, police may reach into your pockets. Sometimes officers reach into suspects' pockets looking for drugs even if they don't feel a weapon. This is common, but it's illegal.
Police may ask you to reveal the contents of your pockets. Just like other search requests, you have the right to refuse."
WOW, I never knew that!
That's right, and neither did I until I found this website. I encourage you to look at their site, buy their DVD (they are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit geared at educating the public), and protect yourself by using a TRUE advocate for the American public. They also teach your about how to deal if you are not a citizen.
So in summation, check out Flex Your Rights and even use the AMAZON link above to buy the DVD. It's a must have for everyone and come highly recommended by anyone I have ever known to have seen it.
BUT I WANT ONE FOR FREE! (Contest)
Fine, fine... You can have one for free with a little bit of luck and a few simple steps.
We have finally been able to host a contest and I am excited to give away two (2) copies of the "10 Rules for Dealing with the Police" DVD.
Sponsorship: This contest is officially sponsored by Gulf Coast Alarm, LLC.
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Value: Each prize is valued at $15.00USD a piece.
Selection: Two winners will be selected to receive one DVD based on eligible comment number by a random number generator. Multiple entries will be denied, please don't try it, it only makes more work for me.
Eligibility: Must be a US or Canada resident. 18 years of age or older (I'm not going to ask). Must be prepared to give me your mailing address and phone number for shipping. And you must complete the steps below to win.
HOW TO ENTER!!!:
Three simple steps:
1.) Follow me on Twitter @iccee - ICCEE on TWITTER
2.) Tweet the following verbatim - "I just entered to win a @FlexYourRights DVD from @iccee - Sponsored by @gulfcoastalarm - ENTER HERE at http://j.mp/FYRDVD #contest #giveaway" or CLICK HERE
3.) Comment: Visit the site FLEX YOUR RIGHTS and tell me something you learned or liked. Also comment telling me you did step one and step two. If you can put the permalink, it will help.
4.) Click on an ad for me. Just one. This is optional, as I have no way to know if you did, but it'll help me out and I can stop with the ads on my links. I'd do it for you... Just one, a big graphical one... :) Thanks.
Drawing: Because this blog is still so young and trying to gain viewership and a following, the drawing will commence after 200 entries. Please tell your friends and have them enter so that the time comes quicker. Once I reach the 200 entries, I'll announce a draw date and the winner will be notified via Twitter. The winner will then have 48 hours to claim their prize or will forfeit to another winner to be drawn immediately. This will continue until entire supply is exhausted.
Don't forget... Tell a friend! and here's a video from their YouTube page for your enjoyment.
BUSTED: The Citizen's Guide to Surviving Police Encounters
10 Rules for Dealing with Police