Know your rights:
—but prepare for them to be violated.
If you have to deal with cops, do it right!
If the police stops you:
1. Ask, “Am I free to go? If yes, walk away.” If not, then you are being detained.
2. Ask, “Why are you detaining me?”
To stop you, the officer must have a “reasonable suspicion” of your involvement in a specific crime— not just a guess or stereotype.
If a cop tries to search your car, house, or clothing, say REPEATEDLY that you DO NOT CONSENT to the search.
Remember that cops will try to use sneaky tactics of manipulation.
In most cases they will be likely to:
First, ask if you have illegal drugs or weapons.
If you say “no,” the officers will usually ask if they can search you and your vehicle.
If you say “no” again, they may call for a dog to smell for drugs, try to intimidate you into allowing a search, or keep your driver’s license to prevent you from leaving.
Do not open your trunk or door— things that can be seen in plain sight could be used as probable cause, allowing them to search your vehicle or home.
Police will do anything to get into your car including suggesting to you that if you have nothing to hide, you would let them search.
This is where you again repeat that you DO NOT CONSENT!
In most cases, when cops are aware that you know your rights they will admit defeat and simply leave or just write you a ticket.
ACCEPT your ticket, whatever it may be, you have just won.
If at home, step outside and lock your door—
They will in every case ask if they may come in and take a look inside:
For example: If an officer states that he smells marijuana,
you can simply revert back the question by replying, “I don’t smell anything officer.”
Ask to see the warrant, be courteous and check for the proper address, judge’s signature, and what the warrant says the cops are searching for.
Everything must be correct in a legal warrant; otherwise tell the cops you do NOT consent.
Be aware that cops can do a pat search of the outside of your clothing,
in NO circumstance may they check your bags, purses, and inside your pockets without your consent.
So what you need to know is:
Do not physically resist, be respectful, and DO NOT CONSENT!
If the police arrest you:
Say repeatedly, “I don’t want to talk until my lawyer is present.”
Refuse to talk until your lawyer arrives.
Don’t talk to other inmates about your case.
If you’re on probation, tell your P.O you’ve been arrested, but nothing else about the incident.
The Fourth Amendment - Guards against unreasonable searches and seizures, along with requiring any warrant to be judicially sanctioned and supported by probable cause.
The Fifth amendment - The right to have a trial/ due process.
(If you disregard the NDAA of course)
The Sixth amendment - The accused shall have the right to a speedy and public trial and have the assistance of an attorney/lawyer for his defense.
Exercise your rights people! Know them and practice them!
Every USian should know this shit by heart.
Arguing with a fool only proves that there are two
People are ignorant. And ignorant people are entertained by drama.
But do you always have to give them a show?
Maintain your individuality.
Stupid people learn eventually, and if they don’t then that’s none of your business.
"You do not need to entertain negative thoughts, just as you do not need to entertain an unwanted guest in your house".
The news just broke… Walter Dean Myers has passed. In his lifetime, he wrote over 100 books, served as the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, won too many awards and honors to list, advised and inspired kids and young writers everywhere, and impacted thousands of lives. He was a lifelong proponent of diversity in children’s literature, and just a few months ago wrote an article that once again sparked the discussion.
Rest well, sir. You will be remembered always.
Beyond this, words fail me.
Bad Boy, Monster and Scorpions were the first books I read from cover to cover in 5th grade. I can remember spending hours in the library in PS 146 in Harlem reading his books and how attached I became with the stories told by Walter Dean Myers. I can remember when my teacher told me that Walter Dean Myers was Black and that he too was raised in Harlem and how I amazed I was at that fact. It was after that moment that I came to understand as to why I grew such a strong connections with those books, they were written by a man who experienced a lot of the things I did as a child. Walter Dean Myers helped shape my childhood and he will forever have a special place in my heart. May he rest in peace.
Noooooo :( these were some of the ONLY books I ever read in school o_O
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