Busted: The Citizen’s Guide to Police Encounters

This is a video that was shown to me by a criminal law scholar. I believe most— if not all —of the people associated with FtJ1 have seen this at one point or another. Brooke’s actions are congruent with these instructions with which we think you should become familiar–in spite of the fact that they did not work out for her in the short-term.  Your best defense of your own rights is knowing them.

If I may make a personal comment here: given the amount of unwarranted pushing by the officer evident in the TJDP videos, I’m very glad that no one pushed back—even by reflex. The scene would have been much worse had that happened. Be firm, stand your ground, but under NO circumstances should you ever get physical with a police officer.