Lee made me think of this with his comment in the other thread....
For a while now, my brother heads off to see his g/f once he gets home from work & has his tea.
On his way back, he's regularly getting stopped by the police & asked about his business. I mean regularly, not just every now and then.
He's 17 & a typical 17yr old - he wears trackies & as its cold he wears his hood up. He either bikes home from hers or walks home.
But obviously, as he's male, he's a teenager, he's wearing trackies & especially wearing his hood up, he's automatically a granny mugger on the run.
He got stopped again tonight asked about his business.
Again he had to tell them his name, where he's been, what he's been doing, where he's going. All the yes sir no sir bullsh!t
He said he got a bit short tempered with them one day when he said he was heading home if that's ok with them, to which they told him to not be so cheeky. And that they'll take him down the station if he wants
I told him that next time round, he should simply tell them that he's sick of this constant police harrassment without good reason (tell them, not shout at them, or swear at them, just TELL them), and that they should do whatever it is they've got to do as he's saying no more on the subject.
Then see what they do. If they take him in for questioning, then so what. <-- is this bit considered an arrest? Or are you just "taken in"?
I don't want to land him in the sh!t with poor advice lol. But i can understand his frustration. If it was me & i'd had this constant bother from them, i'd end up saying nothing & make them waste their own time.
Must be slow business in the police world recently.