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100 Tips for a Better Life

When I lived in SF, every single person I knew who owned a car had experienced at least one break-in. Usually several. Sometimes the car itself was stolen, then left on the street in another part of the city.

Car-related crime is unbelievably high in SF for some reason

https://projects.sfchronicle.com/trackers/sf-car-breakins/

100 Tips for a Better Life

60. (~This is not legal advice!~)
DO NOT TALK TO COPS. 

This one stood out as kind of puzzling. Especially as the link is to a 45-minute lecture whose thesis seems to be "one should always exercise one's 5th amendment rights when being questioned by authorities." I think summarizing that as an all-caps "DONT TALK TO COPS" is weird and inaccurate.

By far the most common context in which anyone I know has interacted with the cops is when filing police reports for damaged or stolen property (stolen bike, car break-in, stolen phone, etc.) In which case... you kind of need to talk to the cops to get insurance coverage, even if they're not able to recover the item (but they sometimes are). 

Maybe this bullet would be more clear as "Exercise your right to remain silent if being questioned by cops" ?

Though I suspect that that isn't a terribly common scenario among average lesswrong community members