know your 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.

[Past Event] Saturday, June 14th 2014: KNOW YOUR RIGHTS Workshop

This workshop focuses on what to do when you are pulled over "on the street", in a vehicle...anywhere you encounter 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.   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.

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS & HOW TO EXERCISE THEM (pg4 Days of Action 2012 booklet)

 

Stand up for your rights.      We are all leaders.    Stay present.

We are here as community to be aware of each other and take care of one another.

The system that criminalizes one of us has the potential to criminalize us all.

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS & HOW TO EXERCISE THEM

Each of us has the right to free speech, to travel and to assemble (1st Amendment to the Constitution). Nevertheless, the police or Sheriff may give people a hard time. Do not ask cops for legal advice. Officers are allowed to LIE, and they do. Even if you are on parole or probation, you never have to speak to a cop.

You never have to speak to or answer an officer, so don't!
It is always a better idea to continue chanting with everyone else.

If a cop approaches, ask “Am I free to go?” If they don't tell you that you must stay or that you're detained, calmly walk away. Even if you are being detained, do not answer questions.

If an officer questions, threatens, detains, or arrests you at any time, you can say the magic words: I choose to remain silent. I want to see a lawyer.” Then remain silent. These words and the refusal to talk to any law officer is protected by the 5th Amendment. Officers are not supposed to ask you questions once you have said you want to see a lawyer.* They will often try to intimidate you into talking. The safest words are the magic words.

Remaining silent. If you do speak to the officers, follow it up with the magic words and nothing else. *After you have said you want to see a lawyer, officers are only permitted to ask your name and address. You can continue to remain silent. If an officer tries to search you or your property, clearly say “I do not consent to a search.” Stay calm, even if the cop searches anyway. Say the magic words.

The magic words protect you from police questions & conversation. Police are trained to get you to talk and give up your rights.

You are not required to “keep moving”; only to make sure people can get by (that you’re not blocking their passage)


If ARRESTED, say the Magic Words:

 
I choose to remain silent. I want to see a lawyer.”

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

Oct 22nd & 23rd, DAYS OF ACTION AGAINST POLICE BRUTALITY!

Please join Redwood Curtain CopWatch on Saturday, Oct 22nd in front of the Humboldt Courthouse/Jail in Eureka for a Know Your Rights workshop!!

Gather and March from Highland Park on Sunday, October 23rd in Memory of Christopher Burgess and in Protest of Police Violence!


March 22: NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION - Called by Dallas Communities Organizing Against Police Terrorism

GOALS FOR THE PEOPLE

These goals should be implemented in short/long terms. Places that already have this or something similar, we ask that you support those of us that do not:

 

  1. Know Your Rights Classes specific to your state. I.E. California vs. Texas Gun Laws

  2. Local community based patrols. Make the police “services” obsolete in your community

  3. Documentation of police activity that can later be used as evidence.

  4. Community Review Boards- Establish or implement them with subpoena power with the ability to prosecute.

  5. Tribunal del pueblo- The people’s court where the true peers and equals of the people assaulted can express, and try the offender.

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.

 

POWER TO OUR YOUTH, from Idriss Stelley Foundation, November 2010

Happy to report that I receive phone calls today from 2 different high schools teachers to set up 15 hr internships for their students at Idriss Stelley Foundation, prompted by the Mehserle Verdict and the police assassination of Derrick Jones.

Our internship includes Youth Know your Rights interactive training so that the kids can later conduct their own workshops in their schools.

Know Your Rights training, Sept. 25th, Eureka

 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS TRAINING:
HOW TO HANDLE ENCOUNTERS WITH COPS

Saturday Sept. 25th 1:30pm - 5:30pm

 

hosted by Redwood Curtain CopWatch

at PARC [Peoples' Action For Rights and Community]

EUREKA
Q St. Alley between 3rd and 2nd St.

ALL AGES
FREE
SNACKS

 

Call (707) 633-4493 for more info.

Know Your Rights Workshop THIS SATURDAY (June 26)!

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: 
How To Handle Encounters with Police

hosted by Redwood Curtain CopWatch

Saturday, June 26th
1:30pm - 5:30pm

FREE
All Ages Welcome
Snacks, Coffee, Juice

The workshop will be at PARC, Peoples' Action for Rights and Community, in Eureka.  DIRECTIONS BELOW

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.

 

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