Originally Posted by Piobaire
As the cop asked Bisco's friend to empty his pocket I am assuming the knife was not visible? IDK. Maybe I don't want to visit NYC if I have to be in this sort of fear of a police interaction. I mean my hands are deadly weapons.
the knife wasn't visible, a random "empty your pockets!!" isn't going to happen. Odds are the police saw the clip plus the blunt end and asked WTF is this. And don't worry, nobody is anticipating a Piob visit to NYC.
Originally Posted by sugarbutch
If the knife is legal to own and carry (as it seems to be), the guy doesn't need a good reason to carry it. On the contrary, the cops need a good reason to bother him.
a good point. If carrying this type of thing is just "what you do in the trade", then you would probably also carry a maritime student/license ID as well. The NYPD sucks at times, and I have been on the receiving end of "you shut your mouth!" after rolling my eyes and screaming fuck on a rare routine subway bag search (I had just missed a train!), but as much as they suck there's good reason to STFU and explain why you have what you have.