How to talk to the cops when you see them
The New York Times is publishing an article today that discusses how to approach police when they see you.
The article talks about how a woman was pulled over by a New York police officer for driving erratically.
She got out of her car, opened the car door, and was told she needed to put her hands behind her back.
She complied, but then she saw the officer standing at the driver’s side window.
“I was a little startled because I wasn’t really expecting to see anyone,” she said.
He then asked her to sit down, put her hand on her right hip, and put her left arm behind her neck.
She complied and was arrested for driving while intoxicated.
Police have a policy of only arresting drivers who have been found in a vehicle with their hands in the air, and the officer in this case said he was following the policy because he believed she had her hands in her pockets.
There was also no visible evidence of a weapon in the vehicle.
What do you think about the officer’s actions?
Is it OK to pull someone over for doing nothing wrong?
Share your thoughts in the comments below.