Visit http://stopthedrugwar.org/chronicle/310/bustedreview.shtml to read last week's Drug War Chronicle's video review of BUSTED.
DRCNet is pleased to offer a bold and exciting new instructional video, "BUSTED: The Citizen's Guide to Surviving Police Encounters," as our new premium gift to members donating at the $35 level or above. Produced by the Flex Your Rights Foundation and narrated by retired ACLU executive director Ira Glasser, BUSTED realistically depicts the pressure and confusion of common police encounters. BUSTED's actors illustrate the right and wrong ways to handle different police encounters, in an entertaining but revealing way, with special attention focused on instructing viewers how to courteously and confidently refuse police search requests. BUSTED is hot off the press, and you can be one of the very first people to own a copy -- just visit http://stopthedrugwar.org/donate/ to donate and order today!
If you've ever been stopped and searched by the police, you know how humiliating it feels to be forced to sit and wait like a child while strangers with guns tear through your personal belongings. But that could be just the beginning of your ordeal. What if the police find a marijuana seed that your friend accidentally dropped? What if they find a prescription pill with no prescription? In these cases, waiving one's constitutional rights can lead to arrest, jail, expensive legal bills and seized property. Viewing BUSTED can prevent this from happening to you and your loved ones. So visit http://stopthedrugwar.org/donate/ and donate $35 or more, and DRCNet will send you a copy for free!
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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
"BUSTED provides effective
instruction in how to benefit from basic constitutional rights. It
deserves wide distribution."
"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."
"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."
"BUSTED is the only video
I know of that is providing clear and candid information about how to 'just
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 --
"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."
"If enough people see BUSTED
it will alter the balance of power on America's streets forever."
We at DRCNet have been privileged to help this new organization get off the ground, and have learned a great deal about police encounters and the constitution in the process. We are confident you will also learn a lot from BUSTED and that you will enjoy it a great deal as well. So please order your copy today! Again, just visit http://stopthedrugwar.org/donate/ and donate $35 or more, and we will put your copy in the mail! (You can also request other books we offer, as well as StoptheDrugWar.org t-shirts, mugs and mousepads, a variety of books and other items.)
Please note that donations to the Drug Reform Coordination Network are not tax-deductible. If you wish to make a tax-deductible donation to support our educational work, make your check payable to DRCNet Foundation, same address. Again, visit http://stopthedrugwar.org/donate/ 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