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=== Ignorant Police Officers ===
Being in a state which permits hitchhiking does not guarantee that the police will not harass you. Most police don't know the laws and will tell you it is illegal to hitchhike in that state. [[User:
TheWindAndRain TheWindAndRain]] argues with cops on a regular basis and refuses to stop hitchhiking where it is legal. He has never ran into any trouble because of this after many many encounters. If you know the law in that state, don't be afraid to tell the police they are wrong!
Frequently when confronted with your response, law enforcement officers will react unprofessionally and occasionally aggressively. They may call you names or threaten to arrest you if they see you hitchhiking again and then leave the scene. This is usually a bluff and they will never come back. If it is not worth the battle to them, they may give you a ride out of their jurisdiction. Occasionally they may admit to their mistake and leave you alone. If you are uncomfortable and feel threatened by the officer, you may request to speak to his/her supervisor. Supervisors will show up to talk with you about the law openly and professionally. This may be the only way to resolve a situation with a stubborn cop.