Police Raid 101
Via Liz Seymour: "Do not invite the police in; step outside and close the door if the police want to hold a conversation. If there are other people in the house make them aware that the police are here. If the police say they have a warrant ask to see it but do not at that point resist the search. After saying "I do not consent to this search," stand aside and maintain your right to remain silent. Do not answer any questions."
"One of the household residents can tell you where the house video camera is. It will have a blank tape in it. In case of a police search please tape or ask someone else to tape as much as you can."
"If you are being arrested or detained do not resist, but calmly ask on what basis you are being held. Don't volunteer any information or answer any questions except when you are asked to identify yourself. Don't address other people in the house by name; let them decide how they want to identify themselves."
When asked about her post, Liz replied, "I adapted it from information I found here and there on the internet, but I was gratified when my lawyer sister-in-law--a former federal prosecutor--saw it posted by the kitchen door and said 'Good sound advice!' I'm glad to see it get more widely disseminated."