Originally Posted by JJScorpio
I have a story to tell that might help someone. I had a friend who would always play the cops like a violin. Anytime we were talked to by the police he would always tell them that he was "mildly mentally retarded" and he couldn't understand what they were saying. If they continued he would pretend to be upset and tell them "they were picking on him because he was a retard". After this they would immediately leave him alone. Even when other cops came they would tell them he was retarded and to not question him. I'm not saying this will work for everyone, but I can tell you it sure got them off his back, lol.....
I always like reading your posts JJ. Either they're informative or funny like this one. I bet that retarded act only works well for some players. (But I guess if I had had enough weed it would probably work well for me too.)
It's a downer to think about getting friction from the cops or even getting arrested, but I have to agree with all the advice in this thread.
As for being polite to cops, and this also goes for the guy who would joke with cops about buying a key, etc., I can buy that. People respond more to sugar than vinegar, innit?
Although if you're a charismatic of some kind you could possibly get the upper hand over a cop just by talking to them. Because while cops lie, guess what, they're not the only ones. For instance, look at the current season (4) of Weeds, where all the guys that got busted with the growhouse did talk to police, but told them a bullshit story about Celia being the ringleader (which was believed because it was corroborated by so many people). However the generic response/advice for people is probably to remain silent.