The fact that they have British accents kind of just ratchets up the charm for me.
Whether it’s a traffic stop that turns into “We smell something in your car” or a “driving while black” situation, you have rights when you’re pulled over, and it’s for the best if you actually use them. So how does this work, anyway? Well, you have rights when you’re pulled over. These have been established via case law, and ultimately, some stem from the Constitution itself. In order, here are the magic phrases, along with some graphics to help you remember.
1. “Am I free to go?”
As this brilliant cartoon so clearly illustrates, the best thing you can do for someone who has a mental disorder or other challenge is to ask them how they want to be referred to.
When you think of a homeless person holding a piece of cardboard, what do you imagine that sign says?
If you got to know the person behind the sign, you might just be surprised at what you see.