Michael Hackett wrote:
Sounds like your cops should visit these poor, misguided souls and give them appropriate criminal conduct training.
Hmm, exactly why I think LEOs are scum.
Anyway, on topic of drug dealers staring you down: Make strong eye-contact and nod.
That's it. They'll probably continue to stare while walking by, but by doing that you change the nature of the relationship.
That's part of how I'd handle it. I'd probably stop and ask if they had a problem with me in a very mature way--not being confrontational or permissive.
Just how I see it...but, whatever you do, you're the one facing the consequences.