“I for one believe that if you give people a thorough understanding of what confronts them and the basic causes that produce it, they’ll create their own program, and when the people create a program, you get action.” — Malcolm X

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS! HELP END DISCRIMINATORY, ABUSIVE & ILLEGAL POLICING!

The first step in protecting your rights is knowing them! CPR has developed a brief booklet to help New Yorker’s of all backgrounds understand their rights when interacting with the police.  Print copies are available through CPR member groups, or you can download it here.

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Palm Card: Know Your Rights with Police in Schools (ENG-SPAN)

Students have the right to feel safe and secure in their schools. Students also have certain legal rights when interacting with police personnel who are charged with securing their safety. This card tries to answer students’ most common questions about their rights when interacting with school safety officers.

Know Your Rights: Your Right to an Attorney If You're Arrested and Accused of a Crime

Today, if you are accused of a crime, you have the right to retain an attorney. Under the U.S. Constitution and the New York State Constitution, if you cannot afford an attorney, a public defense attorney should be provided for you at the expense of the state.

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS! as a visitor to rikers island

The first step in protecting your rights is knowing them! jails action coalition and teh brooklyn defender services  has developed a brief booklet to help New Yorker’s of all backgrounds understand their rights when interacting with the corrections on a visit  Print copies are available through nyjac member groups, or you can download it here.

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VOICES FROM THE BOX rikers island

In New York City jails today, there are more than seven hundred people in solitary confinement, including 16- and 17-year olds and people diagnosed with mental illness. Contained in these pages are seven direct accounts of suffering that we have collected from men and women sentenced to solitary confinement at Rikers Island, the city’s largest jail situated a couple hundred feet from LaGuardia Airport. For each account, consider that it represents at least a hundred more.