Well this made my afternoon.
I was recently pulled over, and in the course of the stop, the officer started doing several tactics to try to get into my car to search for drugs. Even though I had no drugs in the vehicle at the moment or at all prior to the stop, I was able to exert my rights and not consent to a search. He, typically, proceeded to do the usual trick of “If there isn’t anything in the vehicle, why would you be so nervous about a search? If it were me, I’d just say, go for it.” To this, I was able to respond that I respected my rights living in the country that I was born in. Tactics changed, and I adapted to what I knew was coming down the pike.
If it weren’t for your work and the work of many like you, I would not have had the knowledge and ambition to do this, and it saved me a ton of time and energy dealing with an unreasonable search unrelated to a simple speeding violation. What also helped me tremendously to have the guts to do so was my cell phone in my pocket that I knew was recording the conversation the whole time. I can’t respect and thank you for your diligence on these topics enough.