Refusing Polce Searches
Nice piece in the Huffington Post on why you should always refuse requests by police to search you or your property.
I used to watch those cop reality shows fairly often: Cops, Real Stories of the Highway Patrol, and such. I became appalled at how often cops asked to search people or their vehicles, usually without cause. I was also amazed that most people gave them permission.
I told myself some time ago I'll refuse any search requests, despite being generally friendly towards police. If nothing else, if they have no reason to suspect me of anything, they shouldn't have any reason to ask. Fortunately I haven't had the opportunity to say No as I haven't been stopped by police in as long as I can remember.
Kudos to Radley Balko for the link.