Legal Resources: Know Your Rights!

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These Know Your Rights materials are informational resources only and are not legal advice. For legal advice, to ask about your rights in specific situations, or if you believe that your rights have been violated and wish to pursue a private action or other possible avenues, please contact a private attorney. [ACLU NV]


The First Amendment

The First Amendment and Police Encounters [PDF]
Know Your Rights: Demonstrations and Protests [PDF]

General Law Enforcement

Know Your Rights Booklet [PDF]: When Encountering Law Enforcement
Pocket Card [PDF]: What To Do if You’re Stopped by Police, Immigration Agents, or the FBI.
Your Rights and the Police [PDF]: Practical Tips from the ACLU of Northern CA


Conozca sus Derechos [PDF]: Frente a los Agentes del Orden Público
Conozca sus Derechos [PDF]: Qué debe hacer si la policía, agentes de inmigración o el FBI lo detienen


The following video features National Lawyers Guild lawyer, Jerry Boyle, giving a workshop to Occupy Chicago on how to ‘disarm’ a police officer. It contains valuable legal and strategic information for protesters everywhere. It’s lengthy, but incredibly important and informative. [99GetSmart]

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The following video is part of an amazing set of Non Violent Civil Disobedience Training videos featuring Jason Ahmadi from the War Resisters League and Samantha Corbin from The Ruckus Society. These six informative videos cover everything from non violent direct action, to de-escalation techniques, to legal support. Click here for the complete playlist.