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Police Interactions ? What to do when you deal with police

Your basic legal rights and responsibilities may not always be clearly defined by law enforcement officials. If stopped or
detained, politely ask the police officer “why” in a manner that is not confrontational. Remember, your priority should be to
alleviate or minimize the potential charges and/or use of excessive force against you. In some states, there are no clear
statutes or laws which delineate the use of deadly force by law enforcement officials. In theses instances, the courts will
decide, on a case-by-case basis, what is considered deadly or excessive force. 

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  • Can result in discrimination, prosecution, and even violence against you
  • Can cause you to lose your children
  • Can cause you to lose your job or your income
  • Can lead you into a maze of antiquated laws and regulations you never even knew existed
  • Is arbitrarily criminalized by state and local authorities
  • Is used by the radical right to marginalize minority groups
  • Can result in the invasion of your privacy by the government, both within your own home or in educational, social and group environments 

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