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It's here. The "10 Rules for Dealing with Police" DVD. Donate $30 or more and get a free copy mailed within one week.

From the creators of the classic, Busted: The Citizen’s Guide to Surviving Police Encounters (2003), our friends at the group Flex Your Rights are now releasing their new achievement, 10 Rules for Dealing with Police. Because StoptheDrugWar.org (DRCNet) members like you supported Busted, you've earned the first chance to see this important new DVD.

10 Rules for Dealing with Police, a 40-minute educational drama, is the most sophisticated and entertaining film of its kind. Narrated by the legendary trial lawyer William "Billy" Murphy, Jr. (from HBO's The Wire), 10 Rules depicts innocent people dealing with heavy-handed policing tactics used every day in the United States.

Through extensive collaboration with victims of police abuse, legal experts and law enforcement professionals, Flex Your Rights has developed a powerful multi-language (English, Spanish & Arabic) resource that provides proven survival strategies for dealing with racial profiling and police abuse.

Do you know what your rights are if you're stopped by police? Most people don't, and the consequences can be severe. From simple misunderstandings to illegal searches and excessive force, a bad police encounter can happen to anyone. But after watching 10 Rules for Dealing with Police, you'll be more confident and better prepared to handle every kind of police situation.

Get 10 Rules today!

Learn How To...

  • Deal with traffic stops, street stops & police at your door
  • Know your rights & maintain your cool
  • Avoid common police tricks
  • Prevent humiliating searches

Bonus Features

  • 10 Rules for Non-citizens (en Español)
  • Q&A with 10 Rules Creators
  • Spanish & Arabic Subtitles

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10 Rules testimonials:

"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

"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

"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

"I believe 10 Rules will make an extraordinary contribution to the cause of social justice. 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

"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 screenplay 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

"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

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"Drug War" Policies Need a Stint in Rehab
By Stephen Leahy

UXBRIDGE, Canada, Apr 29, 2010 (IPS) - The war on drugs is a complete
failure everywhere, according a comprehensive review of 20 years of
scientific literature released at the Harm Reduction 2010 conference in
Liverpool, England that wraps up Thursday.

"The war on drugs does not work, period," said Dr. Julio Montaner,
president of the International AIDS Society.

"We must take an evidence-based approach to dealing with the drug
market, because current strategies are not working and people are paying
for ill-considered policies with their lives," Montaner said in a
release.

An examination of all English-language scientific literature dating back
more than 20 years reveals that drug law enforcement dramatically
escalates drug-market violence. Contrary to conventional wisdom, a
startling 82 percent of the studies found the various wars on drugs in
countries and internationally simply increase violence.

Mexico offers a case in point. In 2006, it launched a massive nationwide
counter-narcotics campaign. By 2008, drug violence claimed 6,290 lives
in that year alone - double the number from the 2007. In first eight
weeks of 2009, more than 1,000 people were killed. Since 2006, the total
number killed has surpassed 17,000 people, including scores of judges,
police, and journalists.

"From a scientific perspective, the widespread drug violence in places
like Mexico and the U.S., as well as the gun violence we are
increasingly seeing on city streets in other countries, appears to be
directly linked to drug prohibition," says review co-author Dr. Evan
Wood, a researcher at the Canada's British Columbia Centre for
Excellence in HIV/AIDS and founder of the International Centre for
Science in Drug Policy.

The organisation is an international network of scientists, academics,
and health practitioners committed to improving the health and safety of
communities and individuals affected by illicit drugs.

The review was released in Liverpool at the 21st international
conference on the reduction of drug-related harm. Harm reduction
involves providing access to methadone, needle exchange services, and
counselling for drug users.

The 26-page report, "Effect of Drug Law Enforcement on Drug-Related
Violence: Evidence from a Scientific Review", notes that drug
prohibition has created a massive global illicit drug market, with an
estimated annual value of 320 billion dollars.

Further, several of the studies included in the report suggested that
violence stems from power vacuums created by the removal of key players
from the illicit-drug market by drug law enforcement. As police use
increasingly sophisticated methods to disrupt drug-distribution
networks, levels of drug-related violence may rise.

The research also reveals that governments that rely on a tough-on-crime
approach to attempt to control drug-related harms will only burden
taxpayers and will likely create more drug-market violence within their
communities

"These findings are consistent with historical examples such as the
steep increases in gun-related homicides that emerged under alcohol
prohibition in the United States," the report states.

"Prohibition drives up the value of banned substances astronomically,
creating lucrative markets exploited by local criminals and worldwide
networks of organised crime," said Wood.

While the U.S. currently has 500,000 people in jail on drug offences -
five times as many as 20 years ago - the availability of illegal drugs
and drug use has not changed. In fact, illegal drugs are cheaper and of
better quality, the report observes.

Former presidents of Brazil, Colombia and Mexico have signed a statement
that begins: "Prohibitionist policies based on eradication, interdiction
and criminalisation of consumption simply haven't worked."

Criminalising drugs and as a consequence drug users serves as a barrier
to public health objectives, and has no other purpose other than to
punish, Gerry Stimson, executive director of the International Harm
Reduction Association (IHRA), told IPS. IHRA exists to prevent the
negative social, health, economic and criminal impacts of illicit drugs,
alcohol and tobacco for individuals, communities and society according
to its website

"Law enforcement is the biggest single expenditure on drugs, yet has
rarely been evaluated. This work indicates an urgent need to shift
resources from counter-productive law enforcement to a health-based
public health approach," Stimson said.

Laws criminalising drug use "must be repealed", he said.

Two of three major British political parties during the run-up to
parliamentary elections have gone on the record as wanting an informed
debate on drug decriminalisation. That's an encouraging development,
says Stimson, who hopes that Britain will take the lead on this issue.

Current drug policies are also bad for the farmers in Burma and
Afghanistan who grow opium in order to survive, Tom Kramer of the
Transnational Institute, an academic think tank devoted to social
justice, told the conference on its final day. Opium farmers need their
own harm reduction strategy, said Kramer

"If we accept that people consume drugs, then we need to accept that
people produce drugs and protect the rights of poor producing
communities," he said in a release.

In one final session, the mayor of a community in one of the major
coca-producing regions in Colombia told participants: "The harm provoked
by drug control policies is displacing farmer families, destroying the
forests and does not resolve the fundamental problem of drug
availability."

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