We are all part of the Human Rights Movement!

Breaking the Silence

What's Behind the Wave of Police, Security, and
Vigilante Killings of Black People?

What to Do When Confronted

Keep Cool - Stay Alive - Seek Justice

The most important thing to remember is that
you need to stay alive.

If confronted by an abusive law enforcement officer or vigilante, try not to escalate the situation.

This is not the time to defend civil rights,
civil liberties, or other matters.
If necessary that time will come
after the confrontation is over.

You may feel the need to defend your manhood, womanhood, racial, or other identity.
This is a normal gut response and
understandable under the circimstances.

But remember: the most important thing is that
you want to stay alive.

Your family, friends, colleagues, and all of us who yearn for justice and human rights also want you to stay alive.

Know Your Rights When Confronted by Police
and other law enforcement persons


Advice from the Midnight Special Law Collective

Advice from the National Lawyers Guild

Advice from the American Civil Liberties Union

Keep Cool - Stay Alive - Seek Justice


These resources compiled at the request of the Spirit House Project for a
National Teach-In, Worship Service, and Candlelight Vigil
held On April 22, 2014, in Washington, DC
(a copy of the event poster is here)

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