Know Your Rights: What To Do When Stopped By Cops

By Kenon White

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If law enforcement officers stop you, do you know what you should do to make sure the encounter does not turn into a deadly confrontation?

Do you know what your legal rights are? Monique Pressley, principal of The Pressley Firm PLLC, explained what you should and should not do during a police encounter, even if you feel your rights are being violated.

Pressley believes the information shared on NewsOne Now will help you make it home safe, and in some instances, keep you alive.

Roland Martin, host of NewsOne Now, asked Pressley, “If I get stopped by the cops, do I have to obey every single order that they give?”

She replied:

“There are two answers, the first one is the one that is going to keep you alive and that’s yes. The second answer is the one that reflects what your rights actually are, and that’s no, not if they’re giving you an order that is unlawful.”

Pressley expounded on her second answer, saying, “If they (police officers) are supposed to be just stopping you and …read more

Source:: Black America Web

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