Who is the most dangerous person in your school? If you have a police officer who is assigned to your school, he or she is likely the most dangerous person you will encounter while getting an education. The best thing that you can do if you or a friend (or even an enemy) has personal encounter with a cop, is to record the interaction. Generally, people will behave better when they know they are being recorded, but there are many videos of adult police officers physically abusing young students to prove that is not always the case.
When dealing with police, keep these things in mind:
1. Police are trained to lie, and it is acceptable for them to lie.
2. Police are trained to make requests sound like demands. Example: "I'm going to have to ask you to open your bag for me." Although this may sound like an order, notice the language is "have to ask." While you are film the encounter, get them to commit to an order by asking, "Is that an order or are you asking me to?" If they don't have legal standing to order you to, they won't commit to it on film.
3. Police often respond to perceived insults with violence, so it is best to be respectful.
4. Police often respond to any short delay in obey them with violence, so proceed with caution and continue to film.
Remember that the camera is your friend. The officer in this video may end up getting in trouble, but that would not have happened if someone had not caught this on their phone. Any time you stand before a judge or a school official without video evidence, they are most likely to side with the cop over you.