constitutional rights

Sat, Jan 24: KNOW YOUR RIGHTS Training


Do you know what to do if you're stopped by the police?

Are you tired of your rights being violated?

This workshop focuses on what to do when you are stopped "on the street", in a vehicle, or anywhere you might interact with some type of police. We will talk about what your rights are, how cops try to trick you out of them, and practical ways to assert your rights. We want to share strategies and empowering education on how to survive police encounters.

Saturday, Feb 1st: KNOW YOUR RIGHTS Workshop

Do you know what to do if you're stopped by the police?
Do your children?

Are you tired of your rights being violated?
This workshop focuses on the law "on the street" -what your rights are and how cops try to trick you out of them.
We want to share strategies to survive police encounters.

A Closer Look At ‘Crime’

A closer look at ‘crime’

December 29, 2013

by Asar Imhotep Amen aka Troy Thomas

I do not accept the common usage of the term “crime.” Why? Crime is not solely the violation of legal codes. It encompasses behavior that violates human rights. But beyond the legal understandings, crime shatters relationships, both social – including political and economic – and interpersonal.

Asar Imhotep Amen aka Troy Thomas
Asar Imhotep Amen
aka Troy Thomas

Substance abuse and prostitution, activities defined as against the law, certainly impact the lives and the rights of others but could be addressed more effectively outside the criminal justice system. Crime is a relative matter that changes with the disposition of legislative bodies.

Homicide is typically considered a crime unless the perpetrator acted in self-defense, by reason of insanity, or “in the line of duty” as a member of a police force, a legal execution team or a military body. Indeed, soldiers might be criminally liable for refusing to kill on order – or for refusing to register with selective service.

It is considered criminal behavior to lie under oath, but otherwise lying is lawful for everyone from presidents to common folk. It is illegal to speak about classified documents, and it is illegal not to speak before grand juries – unless the speaking would involve self-incrimination, in which case it becomes legal not to speak (unless one has been granted immunity from prosecution, in which case it becomes illegal not to speak!).

In short, everything from killing (or refusing to kill) to speaking (or refusing to speak) is or is not a crime, depending on the widest range of circumstances. So divorced is civil law from moral reflection that we barely blink when presidents somberly intone that we have to stop violence in America, while as a nation “we” spend thousands of dollars a minute building bombs.

Filming and Photographing the Police (Guides and Spy Files below)

Taking photographs and video of things that are plainly visible in public spaces is a constitutional right — and that includes the outside of federal buildings, as well as transportation facilities, and police and other government officials carrying out their duties.

However, there is a widespread, continuing pattern of law enforcement officers ordering people to stop taking photographs or video in public places, and harassing, detaining and arresting those who fail to comply.

The ACLU, photographer’s groups, and others have been complaining about such incidents for years — and consistently winning in court. Yet, a continuing stream of incidents of illegal harassment of photographers and videographers makes it clear that the problem is not going away.

>> Know Your Rights: See more essential resources from the ACLU

Justice In Dreamland

Police officers following a suspect into an apartment complex in Lexington, Ky., don’t know which apartment their man has entered. But wafting through one of the closed apartment doors is the familiar odor of marijuana. The smell provides reason to believe criminal activity is afoot, probable cause for a warrant to search the apartment.

Know Your Rights Training - Jan 22, 2011 in Eureka

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS TRAINING

How To Handle Encounters With Cops

Saturday, Jan 22, 2011 

1:30pm - 5:30pm

FREE
ALL AGES
SNACKS

Training will be at PARC [Peoples' Action for Rights & Community]
in the Q Street alley
between 3rd and 2nd St.
Eureka

Hosted by Redwood Curtain CopWatch  (Fliers below)

Call 707.633.4493 for more information.

 

Sheriff Deputies in SoHum PHOTOGRAPHING People Eating Free Food

Monday, June 14th WHILE a caring community member shared sandwiches with up to 100 hungry people in Redway- on the street- engaging in a responsible and constitutionally protected activity- the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department drove around photographing the people who were eating lunch. This is INTIMIDATION. This is profiling. There is no good reason for it.

People are scared when the Sheriff’s Department behaves this way because the Sheriff targets anyone who lives outside with very few resources. The Sheriff’s Department hunts people down while they are sleeping -out of sight- and Sheriff Deputies attempt to DISAPPEAR people who are, for instance, sitting under a tree for shade.

Redwood Curtain CopWatch Email: Eureka Police Steal Houseless People's Possessions!

From: redwood curtain copwatch  
Date: Tue, Jun 8, 2010 at 9:35 PM
Subject:
Preserve and Return Property Taken by EPD today
To: gnielsen@ci.eureka.ca.gov

 

Chief Nielsen,

J and R, a married couple, own the following property which was taken by EPD officer(s) between the hours of 3:00pm and 8:15pm today, June 8, 2010:

Grey and Blue Tent and Rainfly (new, cost $50.00)
Five blankets
1 large Stoker's tobacco can
10 smaller cans of chewing tobacco
Full purple backpack
Full green backpack
Full long black bag with wheels
Two Mickey Mouse pillows
Two Flashlights
Prescription Medications (prescribed to R)
About 5-6 dollars in change
Clothes, feminine items, flag, other personal items
Orange and Black Daypack

 

Know Your Rights Workshop- Saturday, March 13, 2010

 

Do you know what to do if you’re stopped by the police? Do your children? Are you tired of your rights being violated? This workshop focuses on the law "on the street” — what your rights are and how cops try to trick you out of them. We want to share strategies to ‘survive’ police encounters.

 

Cops Lie: Know Your Rights

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO TALK TO THE POLICE, FBI, DA OR ANY OTHER LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENT OR INVESTIGATOR.

Their job is to Collect or Create Information to arrest you and help prosecute you. They’re not trying to win justice or help you.

Know Your Rights & CopWatch Workshop, March 20

How To Handle Encounters With 'Law Enforcement'

Friday, March 20th, 1:00pm-5:00pm

at the PARC, Peoples' Action for Rights and Community

Old Town Eureka, 320 2nd Street, between D and E, upstairs in brown wooden complex

Know Your Rights training, March 29th, Eureka


KNOW YOUR RIGHTS TRAINING:

HOW TO HANDLE ENCOUNTERS WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT

Saturday March 29, 2008

1:30pm - 5:30pm

 

hosted by Redwood Curtain CopWatch

 

at the P.A.R.C.
Peoples’ Action for Rights and Community

Old Town Eureka

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS training, Saturday August 30th

How To Handle Encounters with 'Law Enforcement'

with a segment on CopWatching

 

Saturday, August 30th           1:30pm-5:30pm

 

at the PARC, Peoples' Action for Rights and Community

Old Town, Eureka  320 2nd Street, between D and E, upstairs in wooden complex

 

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