Disrupt Racial Profiling & Police Abuse
If stopped by the cops (with or without reason)...
Ask: "Why am I being stopped?"
Ask: "Am I free to go, or am I being detained?"
If you are detained, do not resist.
If asked to empty your pockets or submit to a search...
Ask: "Do you have a search warrant?"
If yes, ask to see the warrant.
If no, say and repeat: "I do not consent to a search."
If you are searched without consent, do not physically resist.
You do not have to show ID.
IF YOU ARE REACHING FOR ANYTHING IN YOUR POCKET, MAKE SURE POLICE OFFICERS KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING AND DO SO SLOWLY. NO SUDDEN MOVEMENTS.
Five main things:
“I do not consent to a search”
“Am I free to go?”
“I will not talk, I want my lawyer”