- Smile and say "Sure, officer. See, this is where I live. Thank you for your concern. You may go now."
- Tell the officer you don't want to say anything without your lawyer present, and politely ask him to get off your lawn.
- Launch into a spittle-spraying tirade about "You're only doing this because I'm a black man!" (Bonus crazy points, BTW, if you are neither black, nor a man. I may try this sometime.)
As James E. Griffin said in comments yesterday:
For the folks that haven't been there, when a cop has to respond to a call, he/she/it looks at the situation as a problem to be resolved. Given the powers we grant to cops, I want said cop to view me as the most reasonable person in the area. And the most likely to be an upstanding citizen. I'll do whatever I can.So, while it's important to preserve the second option as our inalienable right, many times the first option just makes a lot more tactical sense.
Using the last of the three options just makes you look like a jackass.