He showed it at the NAACP national conference, where it was well received by a panel hosted by NAACP’s Criminal Justice Program. Their focus was on youth and the criminal justice system. Few there had any previous training on knowing their rights.
Ignorance is truly not bliss, but can lead to serious trouble, especially when dealing with law enforcement officials. “10 Rules” isn’t about being “in your face” with police at all. It’s about knowing your rights without brazenly whipping out a copy of the Constitution.
In fact, it’s about being smart and knowing when to shut up.
On the other hand, saying the right phrases can change the nature of the encounter with police and turn things in your favor.
Something that struck me from Steve’s e-mail is that “10 Rules” is not oonly well received by the NAACP, but by a diverse audience, including Libertarians and police departments, too. I can Imagine there are a lot of honest cops who don’t want to tangle with you and me any more than we want to tangle with them.
Because it’s earning praise from so many places, I’m making “10 Rules for Dealing with Police” this Week’s DestinySurvival Pick. You can buy your copy directly from FlexYourRights.org.
Don’t let ignorance get you into trouble. Be smart. Stay cool, but know your rights.