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YoungGun2
04-07-2009, 8:34 AM
I found this real interesting site on stumpleUpon, and had to share it with my fellow Cal Gunners. The site has some rather interesting stories and point of views, but what I liked was this little test called "Think you know your rights during police encounters?" I got 6 out of 8 right. I missed 5, 7.NO CHEATING..........have fun!!!

http://www.flexyourrights.org/quiz

SkyStorm82
04-07-2009, 8:43 AM
8 out of 8:thumbsup:

Breadfan
04-07-2009, 8:53 AM
8 out of 8

Piper
04-07-2009, 8:54 AM
Yeah, pretty easy. I particularly liked the questions about Miranda and identifying yourself.

rrr70
04-07-2009, 8:59 AM
6 out of 8. Missed Stop & ID and drug check point.

SwissFluCase
04-07-2009, 9:07 AM
8 out of 8. Yay!

Regards,


SwissFluCase

vwynn
04-07-2009, 9:11 AM
6 outta 8.. darn

Fate
04-07-2009, 9:22 AM
8 of 8. What do I win?

CSACANNONEER
04-07-2009, 9:23 AM
6 out of 8

YoungGun2
04-07-2009, 9:32 AM
8 of 8. What do I win?

Pat on the back:thumbsup:

Untamed1972
04-07-2009, 9:36 AM
6 out of 8. Missed Stop & ID and drug check point.

Me too.....those questions are a little vague. Living in a border zone when I see drug check point, I think "Border Patrol" check points which are legal.

I don't think you can actually be "arrested" for refusal to Id yourself though. If they suspected you of a crime they can "detain" you to determine your identity. If they determine you're not who they thought you were or who they are looking they gotta cut you loose.

Piper
04-07-2009, 9:40 AM
8 of 8. What do I win?

A laurel an hearty handshake.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v627/Marts86/Laurel-and-Hardy.jpg

Tragic Image
04-07-2009, 9:46 AM
I think that those questions are not entirely true, as some of those regs vary from state to state, I think....


what the hell do I know though.

Quake0
04-07-2009, 9:47 AM
I got a perfect score.

BTF/PTM
04-07-2009, 10:02 AM
I failed, only got 4 correct. I need to edjumucate myself.

GenLee
04-07-2009, 10:15 AM
6 of 8 and pissed off about it!!! No ID? No miranda rights? I will have to study both diligently before I accept my answers as wrong!! But then again I am an angry , stubborn, white male. So I could just be wrong? :confused:

Nevermore
04-07-2009, 10:17 AM
"Only" 7 of 8. Whee.

GenLee
04-07-2009, 10:18 AM
Another thing, I got the "drug checkpoints" answer Correct. Yet living here in San Diego, I go through one going N, S, and East. Why no constitutional rights violations being filed?:confused:

AJAX22
04-07-2009, 10:18 AM
7 of 8

I missed the pat down question....

I'd love to hear WHY Terry does not apply for 'officer safety'

Mazilla
04-07-2009, 10:25 AM
7/8

evan69
04-07-2009, 10:36 AM
6/8

dfletcher
04-07-2009, 10:44 AM
One thing I know for certain - the average correct on here is a heck of a lot higher than the population in general.

dreamerof1
04-07-2009, 10:45 AM
7 out of 8. I thought Hiibel doesn't apply in CA since Nevada has a stop and identify law and CA does not...

r08ert209cali
04-07-2009, 10:48 AM
7 out of 8

DDT
04-07-2009, 10:53 AM
I blew number 7. I somehow read it as a drunk checkpoint.

KylaGWolf
04-07-2009, 11:07 AM
OK while I got 8 of 8 the questions on that test are very very vague.They do not need to marandize you until you have been arrested. If they just stop you they are correct they do not need to do so. On the ID one though it can be a gray area. Also keep in mind you have less 4A rights when it comes to your car. Since it is easily movable they figure its easier to hide something. The reason they can do that here in San Diego its border patrol which are looking for drugs comming in to the country so they have a legal right to search I think they are talking more along the lines of sobriety checkpoints.

will227457
04-07-2009, 11:31 AM
6 out of 8......

NRAhighpowershooter
04-07-2009, 11:54 AM
7 of 8.. blew #4

JDoe
04-07-2009, 12:02 PM
You got 8 out of 8 questions correct.

Perfect Score! Very impressive. We feel sorry for any officer who tries to violate your rights.

aileron
04-07-2009, 12:18 PM
6 of 8.

lazyworm
04-07-2009, 12:21 PM
8/8 too :)

bohoki
04-07-2009, 12:56 PM
8 out of 8 too but its only because ive seen the flex videos posted here about 5 times

i wish they would talk about the dui checkpoints

Untamed1972
04-07-2009, 1:02 PM
OK while I got 8 of 8 the questions on that test are very very vague.They do not need to marandize you until you have been arrested. If they just stop you they are correct they do not need to do so. On the ID one though it can be a gray area. Also keep in mind you have less 4A rights when it comes to your car. Since it is easily movable they figure its easier to hide something. The reason they can do that here in San Diego its border patrol which are looking for drugs comming in to the country so they have a legal right to search I think they are talking more along the lines of sobriety checkpoints.

Actually you can be arrested and even tried and convicted and never have your rights read to you and it's perfectly legal as long as they never questioned/interogated you AFTER you've been informed you are being placed under arrest. Miranda is only required before questioning/interogation.

But that's why anyone who knows anything will always tell you "SAY NOTHING" even if it's just a consentual encounter. You have a right to remain silent....USE IT!!! Just because LEO isn't required to Mirandize you (inform you of your right to remain silent) until after you've been arrested and before question does not mean that anything you say before that can't be used against you and that you should not invoke your right to silence MUCH sooner!

asheron2
04-07-2009, 1:11 PM
8 of 8............not bad :P

bill104
04-07-2009, 1:20 PM
6 out of 8, Not bad for a non Leo, I think.

YoungGun2
04-07-2009, 1:43 PM
6 out of 8, Not bad for a non Leo, I think.

Who's to say LEO's would get them all right?;)

infernalaanger
04-07-2009, 2:04 PM
7/8...still think the last question is false...it doesn't specify if the police are investigating a crime or not.

Hiibel lost that case because someone called the police regarding a domestic disturbance complaint, and were investigating a possible crime...but oh well.

Not too bad I guess.

Knight
04-07-2009, 2:20 PM
7 of 8. Missed the minor having rights one, of all things. Probably has something to do with the officer at my high school telling me my constitutional rights end once on school property all those years ago . . .

rkt88edmo
04-07-2009, 2:31 PM
8/8 I think if I had taken the quiz about 3 years ago I would have gone about 5/8

skateboarder74
04-07-2009, 3:35 PM
6 out of 8

nicki
04-07-2009, 4:11 PM
I figured that with the patriot act and the war on drugs the 4th was dead.
Last question I got wrong #8 figuring going against my gut for the test.

So I fail, I got 5/8. :kest:

I bet most people of this board would score far lower. Hell, most people probably have no idea what rights they have and more importantly, what rights they don't.

Nicki

YoungGun2
04-07-2009, 4:28 PM
I figured that with the patriot act and the war on drugs the 4th was dead.
Last question I got wrong #8 figuring going against my gut for the test.

So I fail, I got 5/8. :kest:

I bet most people of this board would score far lower. Hell, most people probably have no idea what rights they have and more importantly, what rights they don't.

Nicki

Don't feel too bad, I sent out an email with this link to some of the guys I work with. Most of them got 4 of 8 right, and most of these guys are very well schooled. Ill tell you what I told them go to www.calguns.net and post a question and ask about the one s you got wrong:thumbsup:..Wait a minute??? :xeno::confused::o

sorensen440
04-07-2009, 5:09 PM
7/8 but 3 is a trick question IMO

Sniper3142
04-07-2009, 6:10 PM
7 out of 8 Right.

The last one should be a "push" since each state can have different statues regarding "Stop and Identify".

762cavalier
04-07-2009, 6:15 PM
7 out of 8 also

Missed the last one as I assumed that is was just a stop and identify with no criminal investigation. the question is so vaguely worded that it can go either way so I say it should be a push.

ZirconJohn
04-07-2009, 6:25 PM
Got 7 0f 8... #6 :kest:
Great THREAD!

Mstrty
04-07-2009, 10:35 PM
2 /8 I will heed their warning and stay inside my home and never leave.:dupe: <<<It should say DOPE

Legend_AB
04-07-2009, 11:50 PM
7 out of 8

That last one got me too.:shrug:

Ifticar
04-08-2009, 12:32 AM
The real question is: do the cops know your rights?

Lone_Gunman
04-08-2009, 12:40 AM
7 of 8. Didn't think minors had 4 amendment protection.

turbosbox
04-08-2009, 10:23 AM
5) Officers have to read you your rights when you're arrested, or you cant be charged.

FALSE.
Your answer was INCORRECT.

Many people believe that an officer must automatically read a person his or her Miranda rights as part of performing an arrest, either immediately before or immediately after an arrest is made. This is a myth.

The truth is that the only time an officer must read a person his or her Miranda rights is when: (1) the person has been taken into custody, and (2) the officer is about to question the person about a crime. Even when they do read you your rights, they leave out lots of important information. If you find yourself in legal trouble, keep your mouth shut and get a lawyer.

So how does that make 'false' wrong? I reread this 4 times and still don't get why 'no they don't have to read you your rights immediately' a true statement, is incorrect when I said false? Yeah I feel only half awake this morning but? :confused:

turbosbox
04-08-2009, 10:30 AM
5) Officers have to read you your rights when you're arrested, or you cant be charged.

FALSE.
Your answer was CORRECT.

Oh, I see now. I retook the test and answered false again, and now false is correct. Last time false was incorrect. It follows the same logic rules as bailouts. :chris:

chris
04-08-2009, 1:56 PM
6 out of 8

CA_Libertarian
04-08-2009, 6:02 PM
7 out of 8

Missed #8. The answer the site gives only applies to states with stop & identify laws. Since CA doesn't have one, I actually should have got 8 out of 8.

Synergy
04-08-2009, 6:15 PM
Got 6 out of 8. Missed #2 & #8

M.A.B
04-08-2009, 6:27 PM
6 of 8

ZRX61
04-08-2009, 6:40 PM
6/8, not too shabby for a durned furriner :)

dmckean44
04-08-2009, 8:15 PM
7 out of 8. I still think the last question is a trick question since it's doubtful I'd ever be a criminal suspect.