Ten Rules of Survival if Stopped by the Police:
1. Be polite and respectful when stopped by the police. Keep your mouth closed.
2. Remember that your goal is to get home safely. If you feel that your rights have been violated, you and your parents have the right to file a formal complaint with your local police jurisdiction.
3. Don’t, under any circumstance, get into an argument with the police.
4. Always remember that anything you say or do can be used against you in court.
5. Keep your hands in plain sight and make sure the police can see your hands at all times.
6. Avoid physical contact with the police. No sudden movements, and keep hands out of your pockets.
7. Do not run, even if you are afraid of the police.
8. Even if you believe that you are innocent, do not resist arrest.
9. Don’t make any statements about the incident until you are able to meet with a lawyer or public defender.
10. Stay calm and remain in control. Watch your words, body language and emotions.
This information and the accompanying article are available on https://www.pbs.org/black-culture/connect/talk-back/10_rules_of_survival_if_stopped_by_police/. The video featured in the article was created in partnership by several organizations following the Michael Brown Murder and can be accessed here: https://youtu.be/wqJ-psD9vJw
Black Operation Vote
Presented to you by the NAACP of Montgomery County, MD
You are invited to the Black and Brown Forum for Educational Equity and Excellence. Your participation is vital in this important conversation with community members, county leaders, and education advocates, seeking to close the achievement and opportunity gaps for MCPS Black and Latino students.
Dinner will start at 6 pm and the event will start promptly at 7 pm. We need allies to show up in droves on October 15th, so please share with your networks. Register/Registro/Registre Here!