If you don’t use your rights, you’ll lose them. Nobody understand this better than Flex Your Rights. FYR focuses on educating the public on the Bill of Rights and how its applied to encounters with law enforcement. Their website features a blog, FAQ, success stories and a wealth of knowledge on your legal rights as well as a video section featuring their DVD, BUSTED: The Citizen’s Guide to Surviving Police Encounters. Flex Your Rights can also be found on line at Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
Recently, Flex Your Rights released their newest project, 10 Rules for Dealing with Police, on DVD and YouTube. I had a chance to view this 40 min film and it’s a must see especially for those who are looking to be active with Cop Block. The advice about your legal rights and how to conduct yourself is priceless. Here is what you can expect to find on the DVD as stated on the YouTube description:
After watching 10 Rules for Dealing with Police, you’ll be more confident and better prepared to handle every kind of police situation.
Learn How To…
* Deal with traffic stops, street stops & police at your door
* Know your rights & maintain your cool
* Avoid common police tricks
* Prevent humiliating searches
DVD Bonus Features
* 10 Rules for Non-citizens (en Español)
* Q&A with 10 Rules Creators
* Spanish & Arabic Subtitles
Run Time Approx: 40 min. DVDs are here! Get yours now at http://10RulesMovie.com for only $15.00.
Get more info at http://10RulesMovie.com
You can also find additional material over at the Cato Institute’s Film Premiere page.
Though I agree with 98% of what is being taught in 10 Rules for Dealing with Police I do want to add one thing: ALWAYS HAVE A CAMERA ON HAND. Whether it be a traffic stop you’re involved in or one you witness in your neighborhood, film it. A camera is your best tool at keeping cops at bay for yourself and others. If everyone makes this a habit then eventually cops will never know when they are or aren’t being recorded. Therefore, they’ll always be on their best behavior (hopefully). It’s also the only chance you have at holding an officer accountable, if something should happen, since relying on your word against a cop’s usually won’t work out well for you.