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Friday, October 4, 2013

Advice for Your Children

Most of us in the parenting racket teach our kids that honesty is the policy. Right? We teach 'em that the police are the good guys who want to serve and protect them. Right? Well here goes, some advice from my next story that is going to be released soon. Police are in the arresting business. That's what they are paid to do. So when an officer laughingly asks your child if there are any drugs, alcohol or weapons in the car your kid says no. Then the officer all buddy buddy asks if it wouldn't be okay for him/her to search the vehicle. Thats what cops on duty call cars-vehicles. This is called a 'consent search' and nothing good is ever gained by it. Say your kid doesn't have contraband in the car. Your child just wasted time standing on a curb. Say a friend of your kid had a joint on him and he ducked it under the seat. Guess who's responsible!

So today, please take one minute to explain the new realities of officer/child interactions. Can't hurt. Oh, by the way, this advice applies to all of us. When I'm 90 I'd respond, respectably, "NO." Then if the officer responds like, "Oh, well why not?" I'd say something like I don't have time for this nonsense, I already said there isn't anything illegal in the car so you'd just be wasting taxpayers money.

Please, sit down with your kids and take a minute or two to explain this. 

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