Who is Scott Marshall? Scott Marshall is the man who submitted the video above to CopBlock.org, via the submission tab adding:
When it was my turn to talk to the police the officer asks me to roll down my window to which I respond that it was fine at its current height then he asks for my paperwork to which I reply with “am I under arrest? Am I being detained? To which he replies no to both. Then I ask ” am I free to go?” He replies with “I’m just trying to ask a few questions” to which I begin repeating my questions until he agrees to let me go”
Scott stated that this is the “most effective way” to deal with a police checkpoint. I’m not sure I’d be willing to say there’s a most effective way, but Scott does a bang up job by being firm, asking questions (like, “Am I Free To GO?”) and holding his ground. Yet, it just takes that one time where the cop isn’t in the mood for those exercising their rights and even the most effective CopBlock can land you in a jail cell, tazed or with a busted skull. People should know that every interaction with the police has the possibility of leading to death – read about the family who reported their loved one missing, only to be located then killed by police.
There are many ways to one can ensure certain levels of safety while traveling through police checkpoints. Still, IMO, the best thing anyone can do is to avoid them at all cost. Sure, when you turn around to avoid one you may be pulled over, yet, I’d rather take that risk than actually driving through a gauntlet of police. In a world where not only is everything illegal, but where less than 1% of police are held accountable when they kill someone, why would you voluntarily drive through a checkpoint these days? Because you have nothing to hide? Sure, nothing that you know of, seems to me that you’re more likely to get a scary education about the police state than prove to me that police checkpoints keep the roads safe.
Better yet, CopBlock the police checkpoints. Grab a sign and some friends and head down to the nearest intersection and warn motorist of the checkpoint. It’s quick, easy and effective activism. Below are a few videos of myself and other CopBlockers doing just that at Checkpoints, see for yourself.
Ohio Checkpoints CopBlocked
New Hampshire Checkpoint CopBlocked