In fact, police employees are actually trained in methods of deceptiondesigned to trick people into giving up their rights and/or cooperatingagainst themselves and or their friends. They are taught to act friendly as ifthey want to help you in order to gather information, which eventually couldbe used against you or others. In addition, they are instructed to phrasequestions in a way that they sound like statements (I'm going to _____,okay?) in order to trick you into giving consent.If you do engage, answer questions with questions. Ask, "Where is thevictim?", "Why do you believe you have the right to prevent my freedom ofmovement?" etc. Treat the police employee no differently than you wouldsomeone not wearing the same costume who approached and questionedyou.
If you get arrested
Police employees often make arrests they know to be without merit, simplyas a way to harass those who question their authority. Several vague “go-to” charges are often used for such purposes including, but not limited to,disturbing the peace, trespassing, obstruction, interfering with anofficer/investigation, failure to follow lawful orders, etc. In cases involvingpolice brutality, charges of resisting arrest and/or assaulting an officer canoften be used to justify the police employees own use of force (having theunbiased and unimpeachable witness that video represents is especiallycrucial in this instance).They know there is usually very little chance they will be held accountablefor such tactics. In most cases, the charges are later dismissed, but thatdoesn't eliminate the time and indignities suffered by their victims duringeven a brief period within one of their cages. Pushing back against this