That's total abuse of power.
i love how all the posts encouraging the OP to stand up for his rights are being buried by people who assume OP is a crackhead terrorist with the bodies of children he's raped in his trunk because he refused a search. "if i disagree with someone's opinion, i have to bury the comment!"
for the record, this site: http://www.michigan-ouil.com/YourRights.html advises people to NEVER consent to a search. "If a law enforcement officer asks for your permission to search, it is usually because: (1) there is not enough evidence to obtain a search warrant; or (2) the officer does not feel like going through the hassle of obtaining a warrant. Law enforcement officers are trained to intimidate people into consenting to searches. If you do consent, you waive your constitutional protection ... The fact that you refuse to consent does not give the officer grounds to obtain a warrant or further detain you ... If an officer asks to search you or an area belonging to you or over which you are authorized to control, you should respond:
'I do not consent to a search of my [person, baggage, purse, luggage, vehicle, house, blood, etc.] I do not consent to this contact and do not want to answer any questions. If I am not under arrest, I would like to go now (or be left alone).'"
Speak your mind, but please try and be respectful.
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