Trailer Trash Beauty Queen

For all my POC friends, ESPECIALLY in Denton, cause you know them cops are racist as fuck.

karnythia:

The 5 things you gotta know before you let that cop into your house

kyssthis16:

velocicrafter:

riotisnotquiet:

THIS STUFF IS SOOO IMPORTANT TO KNOW.  Seriously.  It’s saved my ass before.

What do you do when you look through the peephole and see a badge?

  1. Remember: You do not have to let the police in the house unless they have a warrant — or probable cause. If you’re having a party, turn off the music, ask your guests to chill, and ask that anyone who’s too intoxicated carry on in another room.
  2. Go outside to speak with the cops. Close the door behind you. Although some scary precedents are being set these days, police cannot enter your home without a warrant or probable cause. By closing the door, you’re cutting off a visual — or olfactory — line to potential probable cause.
  3. Be polite. Ask why they are there. “Good evening, Officer. What can I help you with?”
  4. Where possible, assure them you will take care of the problem. If the police ask to enter, inform them, “I do not consent to any searches.” If a police officer gives you an order and you are confused about your position, ask, “Do I have to comply?” If they continue with questioning, tell them you’ll need to call your lawyer and that you will not answer any questions.
  5. Ask, “Am I free to leave?” This is especially handy if, say, a group of you’d been too bawdy on the patio and an officer stops by. If he/she is getting a bit hot under the collar, politely ask, “Am I being detained?” or “Am I free to leave?” If the cop has no reason to hold you, quickly, quietly, and politely retreat inside.

The POC’s Bill of Rights when it comes to the Police. Remember. These are your rights. 

(Source: bohemianarthouse, via blueklectic)

jazn:

I always reblog this as a matter of principle.
Very pertinent to today’s events. I’m thinking this material should be distributed amoung the protestors. 
I’m reblogging this because here in the U.S. the average person (myself included) is never really taught these things, as though there is an expectation that only criminals would need to know how to deal with the police, and that all police will have your best interest in mind. But really, you never know when you might end up in a nightmare situation where your rights aren’t being respected, and so it helps to have some idea how to protect yourself — especially if you aren’t doing anything wrong.

jazn:

I always reblog this as a matter of principle.

Very pertinent to today’s events. I’m thinking this material should be distributed amoung the protestors. 

I’m reblogging this because here in the U.S. the average person (myself included) is never really taught these things, as though there is an expectation that only criminals would need to know how to deal with the police, and that all police will have your best interest in mind. But really, you never know when you might end up in a nightmare situation where your rights aren’t being respected, and so it helps to have some idea how to protect yourself — especially if you aren’t doing anything wrong.

(Source: a-la-maquina)