If you’ve been following me from my first post, Blazin in Jamaica, that wasn’t too long ago, then you already know that I have experienced some legal issues due to my being a weed connoisseur. And the truth is I’m always going to be a connoisseur however whether it’s medical or not, weed can get you in some jams but the best thing to do about being yourself is be your best self. And by best, I mean smartest. I’m going to share my two best tips for covering your ass when comes to dealing with the cops.
First, I have my Dashcam, sold at many locations I picked mine up at Best Buy. Why a dash cam? Well here are some sad truths about law enforcement. They have protocols to follow, rules to enforce and a process that must be done a certain way in order to get a conviction. The number one thing to remember if you ever have to deal with the police is they are not your friend. This is just a job for them and their job is to convict.
Now here’s the catch. You were pulled over and were cooperative. Maybe you have a bag of weed in your car maybe you don’t? When asked if they can search your vehicle, as you have the right, you said no. Or you were searched with “probable cause” and it turns out you did have a bag of weed in your car, the cop is petty and wants to arrest you for a bag of weed and then you go to jail???
It’s very possible that you’re innocent. Even though cops might be portrayed as heroes to some they break laws all the time. What they write up in the report is what is considered to be true. When you go to court that cop is going to sit there with his shiny badge and say whatever he or she needs to say to match their report and close the case. And the saddest truth is you can be a perfect person, if what you say contradicts what the police said the judge will always side with the police unless you have evidence. That’s why you need a Dashcam.
It records visual and audio. It records forever, or at least it seems and when it does get full and nothing happened, you just delete and start all over in 3 easy steps. Which I’m not going over, once you have yours I’m sure there’s a 5-year-old out there that can help you out if you’re having any problems. Most importantly about the Dashcam is it does not lie. Cops do. And that is why I highly recommend getting one because you never know who is going to pull you over and if you do meet an asshole cop, you need to protect yourself with your Dashcam evidence.
Next my second tip is the Waze app. Just like google maps in that it’s a GPS but with this one awesome feature. Waze is a community and other users can give you a heads up if they see police ahead. Likewise, you can also alert other users when you see them. The app will notify you when you’re within 2 miles of reported police.
Why do I like this app? Simple, because the best way to avoid legal ramifications is by avoiding police in general. Don’t give them an in. Wear your seat-belt, do the speed limit, follow the law. And we all know how to do it but let’s face it we don’t all the time. But with Waze we at least get a heads up and go into best behavior automatically. Great app, just love it!
The moral of the story here is it’s better to be safe than sorry. I personally wish I had a Dashcam through all of my police experiences in life. To say the least, I’ve met too many asshole petty cops in my life. And Waze helps me avoid them and my Dashcam helps me when I can’t. Oh and my grandfather said, just smoke it all so they don’t have any evidence on you, that helps too.
Think ahead be ready for anything and stay lit!!!