This past holiday weekend, a young man in a small Tennessee community secretly recorded an encounter with a DUI checkpoint. Such checkpoints are controversial, and this video reveals a dark side to how law enforcement deals with individuals who invoke their rights.
The man who produced this video was not intoxicated and a questionable search of his car revealed no drugs. He was polite and appropriate even in the face of aggressive and perhaps abusive officers. This is how to conduct yourself, regardless of whether a camera is rolling.
My office handles DUI and civil rights matters, and has for over 20 years.