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Friday, September 2, 2016

What is Shield 5(TM) and why do we need it?

By now everyone is beginning to ask me "What is Shield 5(TM) and Shield 4(TM)"

As I mentioned in a previous blog post. We live in a society where on one hand the average citizen does not know his/or her rights endowed by their creator and provided within the 5th amendment of the constitution.

On the other hand we have Police Officers and other law enforcement officers don't know the rights of the citizens they encounter while they are on patrol. Many of them also are not aware of the limits placed on the government(a.k.a. law enforcement). Many officers do know your rights and at times try to manipulate you into waiving those rights.

Miranda is usually given to suspects as they are placed under arrest to remind them of their 5th amendment right to "Remain Silent". This right existed before the suspect was arrested but they only remind him/her at the time of arrest. Unfortunately, most suspects have already waived that right by opening their mouth and speaking to an officer.

Please don't get me wrong. I have respect for law enforcement officers and police officers. They have a very tough job. I don't think I could ever do that job and I have a great respect for all of them. Are there some bad cops out there? Of course. But they are not the majority, contrary to how  the media portrays them.

I think any police officer reading this post would agree with me when I say their job gets much easier if you talk to them. Most of the time this comes with a simple confession. Let's say for example you are pulled over doing 53 mph in a 45 mph zone. The approaching officer clocked you with his "trusty" radar and pulled you over. However, that in itself is not enough to issue you a citation or win a case against you in court. The officers know this and you will hear them commonly ask the question "Do you know why I pulled you over?" or "Do you know how fast you were going?"

They know, if you are trying to be honest you will usually admit to going a few miles per hour over the limit. Somehow people think admitting to a lesser charge is better and in some cases it is. If the speed limit is 45, the law is the law and admitting to going any faster is an automatic admittance of guilt. The officers job is done at that point. He doesn't even need to appear in court.

You made his/her job easy by giving up your 5th amendment and incriminated yourself. It is very possible that there could be some intermittent problems with the radar equipment used that would make it inadmissible in court and the officer knows that but they don't need to worry about that if you admit to it, even if you are telling a half truth. Your words will be used against you.

A traffic stop that may have turned out to be a warning automatically became an admission of guilt and the Police officer has time to take an extended doughnut break.

Why make their job easier? It is best to not speak to the officer or answer any questions. Any dispute should be taken up before a judge and the officer is only doing his/her job.

Shield 5(TM) is a reminder in the form of a sticker or sign placed in various locations in the car. These signs are to remind approaching law enforcement officers as well as vehicle inhabitants of their 5th amendment rights.
Example Shield 5(TM) Sticker
Shield 5(TM) works side by side with Shield 4(TM) which is the amendment that protects you against unreasonable searches and seizures.

Shield 4(TM) is a small kit containing a sign with a message directed to the officer as well as a vinyl pouch that can hold your license, registration and proof of insurance which is all they need to do their job.

The sign can be affixed to the pouch allowing it to be rolled up in the window allowing the officer access to only your documents and gives them the opportunity to read the following message:
Attention Law Enforcement Personnel:

The occupants of this vehicle are citizens that are protected by the Bill of Rights and the 5th Amendment of the United States Constitution.

You will find my driver's license, registration and proof of insurance in the packet provided to you outside the window.
Any additional questions you have can be directed to my attorney.
The occupants of this vehicle do not consent to a search which is also within our rights according to the 4th Amendment of the Constitution.
If you are accusing any of the occupants of a crime or infraction, please issue your citation or summons to appear so that we can be on our way. Otherwise show your warrant.
You should be aware that I am also recording this incident on video and will be retaining it as evidence to be used in court if I choose to dispute the charges. I will neither confirm nor deny guilt or innocence with you. This is nothing personal and I know you are only doing your job.
If I am not being accused of a crime or being detained, I am free to go according to the U.S. Constitution. Further detainment may result in an escalation requiring your supervisor’s intervention and/or a civil suit.

If you want to learn more about me, you can speak to my attorney or you can find me on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, YouTube, etc... @WhoIsBryguy1955 #WhoIsBryguy1955 or find me on the web at
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Thank you and have a nice day.
Copyright(c) Bryan Lass 2016
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This is what it looks like on my vehicle:
license, registration and insurance hangs outside the window
with the sign inside the window.
Upon lifting the vinyl pouch the full sign is displayed.
Upon reading the message, the officer must decide if he has probable cause for anything other than a minor traffic violation.

The sign is 8 inches wide by 12 inches tall and is easily read behind the vinyl pouch containing your papers.This is a new concept yet and I hope to create more products to protect both the "Men in Blue" and the good citizens of this country.

Not only do I think these products will save lives, I believe it will increase awareness of our unalienable rights endowed to us by our creator and eloquently mentioned in the constitution.

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