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Do you know your rights when you're stopped by the police unfortunately most people don't and the consequences can be serious.
From illegal searches to excessive force anyone can be a victim.
Filmmakers Steven Silverman and Scott Morgan are fighting to stop -- they'd made a terrific movie called.
Ten rules for dealing with the police here's a -- Relax god I didn't do anything you got a bad attitude.
-- I pulled -- over viewers were between lane Nassau.
Now we got a choice here you cooperate.
Gonna make things a whole lot easier on yourself what that means you gotta be -- -- you understand yeah.
You don't speak unless I -- -- you understand yeah.
All right about hard cement the success relax -- fine.
Now we come from does look a little college you'll -- probably gangs moving gunned down -- highway.
Now pack -- a -- nine and are you know those who feel much but take a look on the -- and he just relax.
Just relax don't move Stephen Scott welcome to freedom watch the society at an important movie.
We just showed a small dramatic clip there's a lot of other things -- that show police abuse and show what the law isn't like -- right to do why did you make this -- Well the regime -- this means because we found that.
Most people just really were completely terrified.
During policing Canada's in this manifests himself in in one of two ways.
Most people would completely roll over would waive their rights at the point of a police encounter.
But also some people out of their fear and frustration will wind up acting out right -- -- -- please -- we really realized we needed to create something that went.
Beyond the little into the wallet cards that many people may have seen and really took this thing and made it more compelling and created scenarios that people can relate to.
When they see it.
Need to be reminded -- always be calm and cool obviously that makes sense you have a right to remain silent now if the police ask you for your.
Driving credentials you obviously have to give that to them but if they say wary -- coming from I'm wary of going.
You don't have to reply what's the best way not to reply.
Well you know that's up to you and with those sort of where -- -- -- questions that's really tricky to deal with because you don't wanna see an invasive right at the beginning of the encounter.
But I think the most important thing for folks to understand -- once it gets to the point of hate and I look around in your car.
What do you have in the trunk that's the kind of stuff that you really know what that's one of the rules that's rule number three -- -- right right to refuse search.
-- and the police say I see that back on the front seat I wanna look at it war -- -- mind hopping in the trunk for me what's the appropriate spot.
Officer I -- -- just doing your job but I don't consent to any searches and you might have to repeat this an officer might reply with well.
You don't have any bombs that are guns in the trunk.
What are you have to hide -- to take a look to you know keep asking but this is actually.
Not a command soundly command it actually technically requesting you have every right to refuse that search.
And we advise that you don't think calmly officer had nothing to say and tell.
And the police -- -- -- famously say as Steve guests at you have nothing to hide what he worried about what's the response to that I have my dignity I have my privacy.
And that is the law where you can do that right and you know -- you -- you wanna get -- an argument with the officer about it.
But you know you can just calmly state your refusal and if they keep challenging you don't have to answer additional question pat has as the movie had an effect -- -- getting out -- area getting feedback that people are doing.
Are standing on -- right right when we first started this we're back in 2002 the most common response was after people watch our you know our our first video with.
-- man I wish I had known this I would really was humiliated and -- -- and and if I don't know my rights it would have been much better situation for me.
And now we are getting yes.
I assert my rights and and I'd simply drove away with a take him and tell you have seen the movie I watched that I loved it it's right on the law and everybody should see it.
Steve's government Scott Morgan thanks here.
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