In order to ensure that our materials are accurate and sensible, Flex Your Rights solicits feedback and advice from thought leaders across the political spectrum.

"I watched [10 Rules]; I loved it; it’s right on the law, and everybody should see it."
Judge Andrew P. Napolitano, Senior Judicial Analyst, Fox News Channel

"Our constitutional rights are worth only the paper they are written on unless we understand and exercise them. BUSTED makes an important contribution toward transforming the Constitution’s paper promises into real rights for real people."
Nadine Strossen, President of the ACLU (1991-2008)
"A precipitating cause of the American Revolution was the power of British officers in the American colonies to search homes and offices anytime they chose, period. This led to the 4th amendment in our Constitution protecting us from such government invasion of our fundamental privacy rights. The 4th Amendment has been on life support during both the Bush-Cheney and Obama administrations. The clearest and most constitutionally-grounded guide for all of us against this government contempt for our 4th Amendment rights is 10 Rules for Dealing with Police. It should be shown in schools, in local legislatures and in Congress."
Nat Hentoff, Syndicated Columnist

"10 Rules will educate all individuals about how to safely exercise their rights and protect themselves against abusive and illegal police behavior. It should be required viewing in high schools across the country."
Prof. Angela J. Davis, Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law & former Director of the DC Public Defender Service, Author, Arbitrary Justice: The Power of the American Prosecutor

"BUSTED provides effective instruction in how to benefit from basic constitutional rights. It deserves wide distribution."
Milton Friedman, Nobel Prize-winning economist
"Legally accurate, realistic and entertaining. 10 Rules will prepare you for how policing is done in America. Only those police officers who disregard the law have something to fear from its message. As an ex-cop, I thank Flex Your Rights for all you’ve done and continue to do."
Norm Stamper, Ph.D., Former Chief of the Seattle Police Department & Author of Breaking Rank: A Top Cop’s Expose of the Dark Side of American Policing

"Police in New York City make tens of thousands of marijuana possessions arrests a year. They do it by intimidating people they stop, mostly teenagers and young adults, and tricking them to allow a search or even hand over their bit of pot. Police in other large cities do the same thing, disproportionately targeting young men and people of color.

"These arrests produce permanent criminal records, which bar young people from jobs, schools, student loans and even housing. 10 Rules For Dealing With Police is wise, smart, essential training for handling and defending yourself in a police encounter.  It should be shown repeatedly in every middle school, high school, and college in America."
Harry G. Levine, City University of New York, coauthor of  Marijuana Arrest Crusade: Racial Bias and Police Policy in New York City, 1997-2007

"I carefully read through the screenplay for 10 Rules thinking hard about what I would change or how I could contribute. I couldn’t find anything. I think Flex Your Rights has done a masterful job in putting this program together. I look forward to sharing 10 Rules with my students."
Dr. David E. Barlow, Professor and Chair, Department of Criminal Justice, Fayetteville State University & Author of Police in a Multicultural Society

"As the criminal justice system continues to target people of color, 10 Rules is an essential first line of defense. While some elements of our government nationwide still cling to weak denials about profiling, this film provides valuable information that can protect people of color while we insist on long-term solutions to end bias-based policing."
William H. Buckman, William H. Buckman Law Firm (see New York Times profile)

"Chronic disregard for civil rights is tearing apart the fabric of America. Flex Your Rights has hit the nail on the head in this hard-hitting instructional video."
Mike Gray, Author of The China Syndrome and Drug Crazy

"Good community policing is impossible when officers disrespect constitutional rights. 10 Rules will help citizens understand their rights and ensure that law enforcement is professional and accountable to the public."
Ronald E. Hampton, Executive Director of the National Black Police Association & former Community Police Officer for the Washington, DC Metropolitan Police Department

"10 Rules will be a valuable teaching tool that can help citizens at all levels — young and old — to understand what they’re up against and how to protect themselves during the potentially volatile situation of an unexpected police encounter."
Prof. David A. Harris, Professor of Law and Values, The University of Toledo College of Law, Author of Profiles in Injustice: Why Racial Profiling Cannot Work & Good Cops: The Case for Preventive Policing
"I read the 10 Rules screenplay and am thoroughly pleased. It is well written, and I believe it realistically and fairly grasps the issue of racial profiling. Go forward!"
Rev. Reginald T. Jackson, Executive Director, Black Ministers’ Council of New Jersey & Pastor, St. Matthew A.M.E. Church
"10 Rules is an outstanding film that resonates with authenticity, ripples with humor, and draws blood with its pointed examination of law enforcement in our cities. America’s urban youth will love this movie, which talks straight and provides crucial, relevant advice on how to use America’s unique Constitutional protections. Two thumbs up."
Eric E. Sterling, Esq., President, Criminal Justice Policy Foundation & Adjunct Lecturer in Sociology, George Washington University
"The law can be complicated, but by mastering The 10 Rules you can increase the chances of protecting your constitutional rights during stressful police encounters." 
Nkechi Taifa, Esq., Senior Policy Analyst, Open Society Institute
"BUSTED teaches that people have precious inherent rights under our Constitution and should never feel guilty when exercising these rights during police encounters." 
Joseph D. McNamara, Retired police chief of San Jose, CA. Research Fellow, The Hoover Institution, Stanford University