Re: Walking at Night and Stopped By the Police
realize that the law behind the citation has been ruled unconstitutional and either altered or removed (can't remember which at the moment). Until that time, it was a valid and enforceable law. As such, there is nothing improper about the citation the canoist received.
as to disorderly conduct: based on what was stated, the officer would be lying in order to charge DC. So, either the cop lies and makes up a story or lets the guy go.
Sorry but I am not going to be ruled by: the cop might break the law in order to play games with me when there is nothing to gain but lots to lose for him. If that were the case, I guess we all just ought to kow tow to every cop and let them have their way with us. Sorry but not going to happen. I guess if you want to kiss a cops ass and play his game, feel free. I gave no advice that would cause a confrontational situation unless the cop was hell bent on causing one. Of course there are bad cops out there that would but I tend to believe most are willing to abide by the law and either let the guy walk away or demand compliance due to a valid justification. You are simply a fear mongerer. I guess that makes you a Republican and I suspect you are also anti-gun rights and think the Patriot act is a good law.
I am not an attorney and any advice is not to be construed as legal advice. You might even want to ignore my advice. Actually, there are plenty of real attorneys that you might want to ignore as well.