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The Tragedy of Sandra Bland

If you’re unfamiliar with this tragic story, Sandra Bland was a 28-year-old black woman who was found dead in a Texas jail cell. After the dashcam video of her arrest was released, a reporter from The Guardian contacted me for … Continued

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Rodriguez v. United States

On Tuesday the Court held in Rodriguez v. U.S. that suspects cannot be detained beyond the scope of a routine traffic stop for the sole purpose of performing a dog sniff. The 6-3 ruling is indeed a big win for the … Continued

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Bitcoin Donations Now Accepted!

We’re the engineers of justice! Join us now! How else should I put it? We build popular tools for better Bill of Rights education. In fact, our YouTube channel just surpassed 37 million views and 64 million minutes watched! Now … Continued

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Bad cops: Why don’t more people report them?

Editor’s note: This post was originally published in December 2014. It’s been updated to reflect the revised name for our new police complaints project. I confess. I made this sign as “conversation bait” to engage attendees at last week’s National … Continued

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Flex Your Rights Rocks C-SPAN!

Two weeks ago, I turned 38. Days before my birthday, my wife Tara asked me how I wanted to celebrate. With a sigh of exasperation, I explained that birthdays were the last thing on my mind. Months before I agreed … Continued

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Search and Seizure in Public Schools

Even before the Columbine and Sandy hook tragedies unleashed the latest wave of zero tolerance policies in public schools, the courts have struggled over the basic question of how to handle search and seizure in public schools. In particular, the … Continued

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How To Avoid Getting a Traffic Ticket

You always wear your seatbelt — even when playing Grand Theft Auto. You yield to pedestrians — who have yet to be conceived. You drive so defensively that Chuck Hagel calls you for advice. You are The Most Careful Driver … Continued

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Top 4 Traffic Ticket Myths

Nothing ruins your day faster than seeing flashing red and blue lights in your rearview mirror. Few moments are as stressful as a police encounter. If you get a traffic ticket and choose to fight it, you’ll need to deal … Continued

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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. … Continued

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