4th Amendment Card

Ben Masel (bmasel@igc.apc.org)
09 Jun 93 17:00 PDT


During the 6 mos last summer and fall during which i could not get
my tailight to stay fixed i was pulled over a total of 14 times,
asked for permission to search 11. I refused each time. I always
had a large supply of the "Notice to Law Enforcement Officers"
cards appended below, and explained to the officer that after
producing and distributing thousands of them i could not set a bad
example by consenting myself. Result... not one search.

It helps that my long hair is streaked w grey. Cops tend to defer
to the superior legal knowledge of anyone older than they are. It
also helps to present an ACLU membership card, casting you as
someone refusing not because of something to hide, but because of
a fanatic dedication to the Constitution.


I do not consent to a search of my person, belongings, home, or
vehicle. I retain my 4th Amendment Rights, and all other Rights
under the US and State Constitutions.

Signature ________________________________________

Date, time of notice (optional) ________________________


The 4th Amendment

The right of the people to be secure in their person, houses,
papers, and effects against unreasonable searches and siezures
shall not be violated, and no warrant shall issue, but upon
probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly
describing the place to be searched, and the person or things to
be siezed.


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