There’s lots of confusion about when police can ask you to identify yourself and how much information you need to give them. Here’s what you need to know to protect your constitutional rights. … Continued
Keep in mind that while certain laws and police practices vary from state-to-state, our information applies to practices that apply in all 50 states.
Consenting to a search request automatically makes the search legal in the eyes of the law. And the 4th Amendment doesn’t require officers to tell you about your right to refuse. … Continued
If you feel that police have violated your rights, or you’ve witnessed misconduct against someone else, do not panic. It’s normal to feel intimidated, but responding to misconduct is an essential step towards protecting yourself and your community from future police abuse. … Continued
While reasonable suspicion does not require hard evidence, it does require more than a hunch. A combination of particular facts, even if each is individually insignificant, can form the basis of reasonable suspicion. … Continued
Be aware that Transportation Security Agency (TSA) agents — which are part of the Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS) — are permitted to search you and your belongings without probable cause or a search warrant anytime you pass through a TSA security zone. … Continued