Sun Tzu counseled that it is madness - because pointless - to directly confront a superior foe. A costumed goon with a badge and a gun, for instance. You will lose (cue Dolph Lundgren voice from Rocky IV).
But that doesn't mean you must cooperate with said goon.
In that spirit, here are some practical tips and things to keep in mind the next time you're compelled to interact with one of America's Swines
· Never forget: Cops are not your friend; they are not there to "help" you. They are there to bust you. Don't make it easier for them. Make it harder for them.
· Never forget that cops are legally permitted to lie to you. Take nothing they tell you at face value. Assume their intentions are malignant.