How To Resist Searches on Metro

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Being a tin foil hat-wearing type, I am delighted to see that my fellow cranks at Flex Your Rights have compiled their Citizen’s Guide to Refusing DC Metro Searches, complete with handy half-page PDF version for printing and handing out to your friends.

It’s a good read, though mostly review for those of us who have been screaming about this for, oh, 7 years now. It boils down to, be polite, be non-confrontational, and don’t do anything that might be perceived as a threat to the officers or others. You want to exercise your constitutional rights, not provide “probable cause.”

Tiffany Baxendell Bridge is an Internet enthusiast and an incurable smartass. When not heckling the neighborhood political scene on Twitter, she can be found goofing off with her ukulele, Bollywood dancing, or obsessing about cult TV. She is That Woman With the Baby In the Bar.

Tiffany lives in Brookland with her husband Tom, son Charlie, and two high-maintenance cats. Read why Tiffany loves DC.

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7 thoughts on “How To Resist Searches on Metro

  1. I love that they have a printable PDF. What’s the DC regulation on handing out flyers and things? I want to go stand outside a station and hand out printed copies.

  2. We all face difficult decisions in our lives. That sounds like one of them.

    On a side note, the FLDS cult queens were the funniest things evah.

  3. I was actually looking at the court decision mentioned on the Metro website that “allows” them to do the searches.

    I have to applaud Tiff for getting this “resist” post up quickly…

    I saw a gaggle of Metro cops outside Farragut North yesterday before the Rush Hour start and was going to assume that they were going to do a test run.

    However, my metro riding days may be numbered for a while (or due to crappy weather) as I’ve given up four wheels for two. I just hope some dumb FBI or Secret Service dope doesn’t mistake my motorcycle cases for bomb containers…

  4. David – likely the FBI and SS folks won’t have any part of it. I bet they will farm this job out to the ass clowns who tell us not to take pictures at Union Station.