Tag Archives: know your rights

If you see something, say something — on video

Anyone who’s used the Metro for any length of time practically knows it by heart –two little chimes, followed by this announcement by Metro Transit Police Chief Michael Taborn: The Metro Transit Police will be performing random inspections of carry-on … Continue reading

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NCPCF town hall on MLK Day: good advice, tragic stories aired

The National Coalition for the Protection of Civil Freedoms held a town hall last Sunday at the Martin Luther King Library in Washington, DC.  Headlined “Know Your Rights — before they’re read to you!”, the town hall provided both important … Continue reading

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Know Your Rights, Know The Law: Metro Bag Search Symposium

Thursday, April 7, 12:00pm – 1:30pm UDC-David A. Clarke School of Law Building 41, Room A03 4200 Connecticut Avenue NW — Join the ACLU of the Nation’s Capital, Maryland and Virgina, the University of the District of Columbia David A. … Continue reading

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Petitioning against WMATA’s random bag search policy

I talk with a passerby (photo by permission) about the random bag searches.  He said he was undecided about them, but leaned more to supporting them.  (Photo by L. MacAulay) On Wednesday evening, more than a dozen activists — myself … Continue reading

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How to flex your rights on the Metro

Tip #1: Calmly Refuse to Be Searched If you are randomly selected for a search, you have the right to refuse. When asked to submit, you may clearly and calmly say “Officer, I do not consent to any searches. I’m … Continue reading

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