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Comment Re: How about this... (Score 1) 324

Confronting the police by breaking laws in order to protest the laws is, at least in the US, a pointless excercise as the policy neither make the laws nor do they judge whether the laws are fair or even legal. The job of the police is to simple enforce laws that have been made. That is as true today as it was 50 years ago.

Comment Re: How about this... (Score 1) 324

I believe you are missing my point here as it appears others may have as well since I've been modded as a troll and someone else posted the "don't talk to police" thing. There is a difference between being polite and cooperative - good things - and volunteering information expecting the police to simply send you on your way, which can happen but is highly unlikely. I'm advocating the former. As in most aspects of life 'polite and cooperative' is generally the best policy, at least at the beginning of any conversation with authority.

Comment Similar situation... (Score 3, Interesting) 92

I was fired by an employer with a long track record of constantly calling former employees about matters they were involved in. Fortunately at the time I had the sense to not give this employer my home number but a number than rang in my home office only. Once terminated I simply unplugged that phone for a couple of months. I was available, they just couldn't reach me. At the time cell phones were around, but not to the extent they are today.