Press Release: Free Premiere of ‘10 Rules for Dealing With Police’ to be held in Washington, D.C. Wednesday

MEDIA ADVISORY                                                                                                                                               

MARCH 23, 2010

Free Premiere of ‘10 Rules for Dealing With Police’ to be held in Washington, D.C. Wednesday

New Film Teaches Viewers How to Make Smart Decisions When Dealing With Police; Speakers To Follow

CONTACT: Mike Meno, MPP assistant director of communications …… 202-905-2030 or [email protected]

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Tomorrow, Wednesday, March 24, the Cato Institute in Washington, D.C., will host a free premiere of the new film “10 Rules for Dealing with Police.” Produced by the nonprofit group Flex Your Rights and funded in part by the Marijuana Policy Project, the new documentary discusses the constitutional rights of citizens and the proper protocol for dealing with police.

         The screening will be followed by comments from Baltimore trial lawyer William “Billy” Murphy, who narrates the film, and retired police detective Neill Franklin, now a member of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition. Tim Lynch, the director of the Cato Institute’s Project on Criminal Justice, will moderate.   

         WHAT: Free premiere screening of documentary film “10 Rules for Dealing with Police.”

         WHERE: Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.

         WHEN: Wednesday, March 24, at noon.

WHO: Flex Your Rights filmmakers, Baltimore trial lawyer William “Billy” Murphy, LEAP representative Neill Franklin, and Tim Lynch of the Cato Institute. 

To watch a 10-minute trailer of “10 Rules,” go to

         To register for the event, call 202-789-5229. News media can call Cato at 202-289-5200.

         With more than 124,000 members and supporters nationwide, the Marijuana Policy Project is the largest marijuana policy reform organization in the United States. MPP believes that the best way to minimize the harm associated with marijuana is to regulate marijuana in a manner similar to alcohol. For more information, please visit


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