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By gzt (Mon Dec 07, 2009 at 01:00:08 PM EST) gzt, don't talk to the cops, emma, ankle, budget (all tags)
I'm totally listening to some Dead Kennedys when I get home.

Play ethnicky jazz to parade your snazz!

Zipcar gave me $0.08, for some reason. I don't know what's up.

Blah: the credit union does not have a way to export transaction history to budget software. I only use the credit union accounts for my student loans, pretty much, so there's not much going on there (direct deposit the amount needed for loan, automatic debit for the loan), but it's still annoying to have to, you know, input 4 transactions/month manually.

The lateral aspect of the my right knee is still a bit touchy.

Budgeting is relatively painless at the moment. I'll have to think about when I may need to get a belt for weightlifting and whether I need more trousers, which is something we didn't discuss.

Shoes and sitting are bad for you: Note: I'm, generally, an inflexible person, but I have acceptable ankle flexibility. In case you ever needed to know about my ankles.

I started on Jane Austen's Emma. Decent so far. I feel embarrassed, after the first twenty pages I had to flip back over things when I realized I wasn't quite clear on who all these people were. It's not Tolstoy by any stretch of the imagination in that respect, but there are a few names floating around.

Rule one: Don't talk to the cops. This was put back in my head by some conversations I heard the other day at a party. Rule 2: Don't let the police inside without a warrant, and that means not opening the door. Remember: the life you save could be your own.

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Rule #1 should be no contact. by nightflameblue (2.00 / 0) #1 Mon Dec 07, 2009 at 01:20:01 PM EST
Not just talk. I once made the mistake of biker-waving a motorcycle cop without realizing it was a motorcycle cop until too late. He threw a u-turn, followed me all the way to my destination, then gave me the icy stare as he drove by, turned around then came back and gave me the icy stare again. I swear, the look he was giving me said I was gonna die if I so much as twitched the wrong way.

I'd think motorcycle cops would get that wave from time to time, but maybe it seemed suspicious to him. Or maybe he was pissed I wasn't on a Harley like him?

Maybe rule #0. by gzt (2.00 / 0) #2 Mon Dec 07, 2009 at 02:07:57 PM EST
Everything else comes into effect if you have, regrettably, come into contact with the police.

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Just him by notafurry (2.00 / 0) #4 Mon Dec 07, 2009 at 05:56:48 PM EST
Or maybe just the Dakotas. One of our students last class is a motorcycle cop, a WA state trooper, and as he puts it he's a cop and a biker. I've seen him give the biker wave in uniform.

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not letting the police inside without a warrant by aphrael (2.00 / 0) #3 Mon Dec 07, 2009 at 05:44:03 PM EST
there are exceptions.

one notable important exception:

When your neighbors call in a disturbance, alleging that you are going crazy, and the poliec find a smashed truck in the driveway, damaged fenceposts along the side of the property, broken house windows, and blood on the hood of the pickup and one of the house doors, you should let the police in. When they ignore your demand that they present a warrant and break in through your front door, on no account should you point a gun on them.

That will get you charged with assault with a dangerous weapon and with possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, a charge which the US Supreme Court will uphold on appeal.
If television is a babysitter, the internet is a drunk librarian who won't shut up.

Also, just 'cause some guys in black break in.. by LinDze (4.00 / 1) #5 Tue Dec 08, 2009 at 01:15:22 AM EST
doesn't mean you can shoot them. After all, they might just have the wrong address for their no knock.

-Lin Dze
Arbeit Macht Frei
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Whoa, I didn't know Tiger and Elin got so bad by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #6 Tue Dec 08, 2009 at 06:36:59 AM EST

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if cops force you to talk to them by garlic (2.00 / 0) #7 Tue Dec 08, 2009 at 08:31:33 AM EST
have a lawyer present. Whether you think you're giving evidence of your innocence, or trying to report a crime, its safer to have a lawyer present.

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