People need to know and understand the difference between being polite and giving up your rights.
You make a good point. It can happen anytime anywhere. I just Hope the Good Lord gives me the heads up when I need it. Got a trust in that.
In this guys case he also knew the law. Thing about the law though is it says what the interpreter of the law wants it to say. Hopefully as it goes higher and higher up the judicial ladder someone will see it your way. I'm often amazed at how the system does finally end up on the right side of things. When it doesn't anymore there isn't much left to do but fight. Something needs done to make the wrong pay all the costs.