Posted by copwatch | Thu, 01/22/2015 - 3:38pm event
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.
Posted by copwatch | Fri, 01/14/2011 - 11:57pm story
This is an older article, and the court did not decide to make the cops tell you more when they are drilling you. No matter what the courts change or don't , always assert "I choose to remain silent and I want to see a lawyer." Then, say nothing else. Cops don't have to give a Miranda warning, anyway, until you're arrested and they want to further question you. Know Your Rights!
Miranda rights warning could get rewrite
Supreme Court weighs whether to make some parts more explicit
Want to invoke your right to remain silent? You'll have to speak up.
In a narrowly split decision, the Supreme Court's conservative majority expanded its limits on the famous Miranda rights for criminal suspects on Tuesday – over the dissent of new Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who said the ruling turned Americans' rights of protection from police abuse "upside down."
Posted by copwatch | Sat, 08/18/2007 - 4:19pm story
I saw copwatch holding signs and being heard down 7th street in Eureka yesterday. A member of CopWatch stopped and spoke to me. I told her a story of why I thought that CopWatch is such a good organization and that I had been subject to police bullying. I wanted to share my incident with you.