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Viewing BUSTED can prevent this from happening to you and your loved ones.
So visit http://stopthedrugwar.org/donate/
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Here is some of the advance
praise that BUSTED has received:
"Our precious 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
I was privileged to assist with
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I learned a great deal from watching BUSTED and also enjoyed it a great
deal, and I believe you will too. So please order your copy today!
Again, just visit http://stopthedrugwar.org/donate/
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-- Nadine Strossen, president,
American Civil Liberties Union
"BUSTED provides effective
instruction in how to benefit from basic constitutional rights. It
deserves wide distribution."
-- Milton Friedman, Hoover
Institution fellow; Nobel laureate economist
"As a journalist covering
the war on drugs, I've often been surprised at how readily people consent
to searches. By clearly explaining and vividly illustrating the dynamics
of encounters with the police, BUSTED should help people keep their calm
-- and their freedom."
-- Jacob Sullum, senior
editor, Reason Magazine; author, "Saying Yes: In Defense of Drug Use"
"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, "Drug
Crazy"; chairman, Common Sense for Drug Policy
"BUSTED is the only video
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say no' to intimidating police searches. Parents, teachers, and concerned
citizens across the US should use BUSTED to protect young people, who are
often targeted by police, from the greatest harm of using marijuana --
-- Robert Kampia, executive
director, Marijuana Policy Project
"We should not be put in
the position of trying to protect individuals from themselves, because
that is when we police start violating people's constitutional rights."
-- Jack A. Cole, executive
director, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition
"If enough people see BUSTED
it will alter the balance of power on America's streets forever."
-- Nora Callahan, executive
director, November Coalition
Please note that donations
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you wish to make a tax-deductible donation to support our educational work,
make your check payable to DRCNet Foundation, same address. Again,
to join, donate and order your free copy of BUSTED today. Thank you
for your support.
Read DRCNet's June 2002
interview with FyR's Steven Silverman at http://stopthedrugwar.org/chronicle/242/stevensilverman.shtml
-- END --
-- and visit Flex Your
Rights at http://www.flexyourrights.org
to learn much more!
Issue #310, 11/7/03
DRCNet Video Review: "BUSTED: The Citizens' Guide to Surviving Police Encounters" |
BUSTED: Special Video Offer for DRCNet Members |
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