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The United States Constitution’s 4th, 5th, and 6th Amendments are designed to ensure that people are treated fairly if they are suspected or arrested for committing a crime.  These constitutional rights are not always respected and acknowledged by law enforcement authorities.  Protect yourself.  Know your rights.  Know the 4th, 5th, and 6th Amendments if you are ever questioned by police or arrested.

To protect yourself you need to know what these amendments are and what you should do to when confronted with police interactions.

Right to Be Free from Unreasonable Search and Seizure

 

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

 

What you should say:  “I will not consent to a search today”

Right to Remain Silent, Due Process of Law

 

No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

 

What you should say: “I have nothing to say”

Right to Remain Silent, Due Process of Law

 

No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

 

What you should say: “I have nothing to say”

What is the risk of not knowing these amendments? Listen below to the story of Queens Defenders Education Specialist Nick Hillary when he was wrongfully accused in 2011.

  • Understanding the U.S. Constitution’s Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendment rights is critical for black and brown people, especially adolescents and young adults. Queens Defenders is launching Justice 456, an educational tour of schools, community centers, churches, and other community venues.

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To protect yourself you need to know what these amendments are and what you should do to when confronted with police interactions.

Right to Be Free from Unreasonable Search and Seizure

 

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

 

What you should say:  “I will not consent to a search today”

Right to Remain Silent, Due Process of Law

 

No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

 

What you should say: “I have nothing to say”

Right to Remain Silent, Due Process of Law

 

No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

 

What you should say: “I have nothing to say”

What is the risk of not knowing these amendments? Listen below to the story of Queens Defenders Education Specialist Nick Hillary when he was wrongfully accused in 2011.

  • Understanding the U.S. Constitution’s Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendment rights is critical for black and brown people, especially adolescents and young adults. Queens Defenders is launching Justice 456, an educational tour of schools, community centers, churches, and other community venues.

JOIN OUR MAILING LIST