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How to avoid another "Ferguson"

How to Avoid another "FERGUSON" ee 99 LAW ENFORCEMENT Deescalate: Respect: Police should always respect the citizens they serve and protect, just as they want to be respected Police officers need to always deescalate a situation Non-lethal: Non Bias: Of the people: All police officers should be required to have non-lethal options of self-defense (pepper spray, batons, taser), and should be required to use these before using lethal force against an unarmed citizen. The percentage of a police force race should always be at least half to equal to the percentage of the com- and be well known munity's majority race they serve and protect The police officers should participate/live in the community he/she serves Accountability: Police should have personal video recording devices on their body to document every situation they encounter. CITIZENS Stay calm: Ask if you are free to leave Don't run. Don't argue, resist or obstruct the police, even if you are innocent or police are violating your rights. Keep your hands where police can see them. You have the right to remain silent and cannot be punished for refusing to answer questions. If the officer says yes, calmly and silently walk away. If you are under arrest, you have a right to know why. If you wish to remain silent, tell the officer You do not have to consent to a search of yourself or your belongings, but police may | || "PAT DOWN" out loud. your clothing if they suspect a weapon. In some states, you must give You should not YOUR NAME physically resist, but you have the right to refuse consent for any further search. If you do consent, it can affect you later in court. if asked to identify yourself. IF ARRESTED Comply: Do not resist arrest, even if you believe the arrest is unfair. #%E! # %E! Remain Silent: Say you wish to remain silent and ask for a lawyer immediately. Don't give any explanations or excuses. If you can't pay for a lawyer, you have the right to a free one. Don't say anything, sign anything or make any decisions without a lawyer. Call: Prepare yourself and your family in case you are arrested. Memorize the phone numbers of your family and your lawyer. Make emergency plans if you have children or take medication. MEMORIZE You have the right to make a local phone call. The police cannot listen if you call a lawyer. Call Acme Bail Bonds to secure your release asap. aacme 205 S Broadway Suite #620 Los Angeles, CA 90012 Toll Free: (800) 884-1222 Brought to you by BAIL BONDS Bail made simple."

How to avoid another "Ferguson"

shared by dymicdigital on Jan 21
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A what-you-need-to-know guide to handling a run in with law enforcement. It's exceedingly important to be aware of your rights as a citizen while simultaneously respecting the duties of a police officer.



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