Meet our Dashcam Contest Winners!

Lorenzo Murillo from Indiana is young and latino. Sam Tracy from Washington, DC is a marijuana reform activist. Joshua Berry from Pennsylvania carries a legal concealed firearm. They’ve all got a reason or two to be concerned about police abuse. Now they’ll get their own Flex-approved dashcam! So heads up to all law enforcement officers. […]

Top 5 Flex Your Rights Facebook Events: August

In addition to surpassing 20,000 Facebook “likes” in August, here are 5 posts from our page that got lots of attention. #5. Tennessee Rolls Out “No Refusal” Blood-Draw DUI Checkpoints for Labor Day​ This is disturbing. “We are all American citizens, and you guys got me strapped to a table like I’m in Guantanamo fucking […]

Flex Your Rights Founder Steve Silverman on RT [Video]

New York City police officer Michael Ackermann was indicted on three felony counts and five misdemeanors for lying about the circumstances that led to the arrest of NY Times photog Robert Stolarik. Steve Silverman, executive director of Flex Your Rights discusses that case and how to protect your rights when photographing or recording police officers.

Top DHS Checkpoint Refusals [Video]

Did you see this yet? I don’t like to take credit for videos we didn’t make, but watching these brave citizens effectively “flex” their rights makes me feel like a proud parent. (Sniffle.) Aside from exposing the legal farce of these internal DHS “security” checkpoints, the phrase “Am I free to go” has taken on […]

Flex Your Rights on “The Good Wife”

If you haven’t seen it yet, you must watch the season premiere of The Good Wife. The central plot line is based on the Breakfast in Collinsville viral video produced by our friend Terrance Huff. Like the real life incident, the show depicts an illegal search based on a bogus drug dog alert. (It also […]

Keep Calm: We’ve Redesigned Our Website

I admit it: You might not like our new website. (In fact, you might hate it.) That’s okay. I understand that it might look a bit odd at first. I should probably have taken one rich with backlinks from SpamZilla, but I wanted to try a little bit of my own magic. But for all […]

10 Years of Flexing Hard: A Retrospective

My fiancée was out of town last Saturday, so I hung out at a bar with Scott Morgan. We reminisced about our amazing 10-year partnership. (In fact, Scott will be the best man at my wedding next spring!) When we met, I was a 25-year-old trying my darndest to look like an earnest khaki-clad non-profit […]

A Big Day in Flex Your Rights History

It was 10 years ago today that Flex Your Rights was born. On July 12, 2002, Steve Silverman filed articles of incorporation in Washington, DC, making the organization official. I’m not sure what I expected when I showed up to volunteer a year later, but what I found was just Steve. He was broke and […]

Illinois v. Caballes: Dog Sniffs & You

In Illinois v. Caballes, the Supreme Court ruled that police do not need reasonable suspicion to use drug dogs to sniff a vehicle during a legitimate traffic stop. This decision stems from the case of Roy Caballes, who was pulled over for speeding and subsequently arrested for marijuana trafficking after a drug dog was brought […]

What If Police Smell Weed?

One of the most common questions we get at Flex Your Rights is how to handle a situation in which police smell weed (or claim to smell weed). This can happen whether or not you actually have marijuana and police actually smell it, so it’s a situation everyone should be prepared for. My latest YouTube […]