Don’t insist on your constitutional rights or what? You get shot? Arrested?
Republican-American: Waterbury chief: ‘Let’s cooperate’ [and consent to searches to defuse police] by Michael Puffer:
WATERBURY — Police Chief Vernon L. Riddick Jr. brought a message of cooperation with police to a mostly African-American crowd of more than 200 people at Mount Olive A.M.E. Zion Church on Wednesday night.
If an officer stops your car, if they ask to search your person or vehicle, if they demand entry into your home, comply and then complain later to the department’s internal affairs office and police chief’s office if you feel your rights have been violated, Riddick said.
Counterpoint: WaPo: Refusing a search is a right, not a provocation by Radley Balko