Busted: The Citizens Guide to Surviving Police Encounters

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Most people don’t know their basic constitutional rights, and those who do usually waive them in the face of police intimidation. Worse, police rely on people’s fear and ignorance of the law to trick them into waiving their rights, which often lands them in jail. That’s why Flex Your Rights (FyR) — a Washington, DC-based educational group — created BUSTED: The Citizen’s Guide to Surviving Police Encounters.

This fun 45-minute educational film realistically depicts three common police scenarios — traffic stop, street stop, and home entry. Narrator Ira Glasser, a former ACLU executive director, shows you how to avoid cops gotcha games as they try to trick you into waiving your rights; how to be courteous but not intimidated by police tactics; and how phrases such as I don’t consent to any searches can keep you out of jail.

BUSTED was made for anyone who’s afraid that their looks or lifestyle makes them a target for law enforcement. This includes skaters, smokers, rockers, and freedom-loving people of all sorts.

Busted: The Citizens Guide to Surviving Police Encounters, 7.8 out of 10 based on 26 ratings

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  • Recon

    snooze-fest……I literally fell asleep watching this.

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    snooze-fest……I literally fell asleep watching this.

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  • gondolacrescent

    Valerie, the drug dealer, will not be convicted. The cops arrested her but left the evidence behind when they walked her out of the bedroom….whoops!
    This is a great video and message. If I were a cop, I’d hope this video does not get wide-spread attention. 
    The fact is, cops are trying to deprive you of your rights when they use tricks to get you to do something you’d never normally want to do. I’ve been “worked-over” a few times by border agents. They’re usually in uniform and carrying a weapon. They ask you questions not to know something but to observe your reaction.
    They lie. I was told by a Canadian border agent that they were going to call by telephone a person in the US from whom I’d bought something for $ 2000 to check and see if that’s what I paid for the good I was importing into Canada. He came back after 5 minutes and said–”he said you paid him $4000 not $2000–why would he say that?” My answer back ( I knew he didn’t call him–that’d be ridiculous) was to say absolutely nothing. He threatened me checked my vehicle, etc., and eventually let me go because I gave him nothing to work with. I didn’t have the benefit of knowing the details of this video but I was using common sense.
    I can’t be certain the same rules and rights exist in Canada but I suspect they do.

  • gondolacrescent

    Valerie, the drug dealer, will not be convicted. The cops arrested her but left the evidence behind when they walked her out of the bedroom….whoops!
    This is a great video and message. If I were a cop, I’d hope this video does not get wide-spread attention. 
    The fact is, cops are trying to deprive you of your rights when they use tricks to get you to do something you’d never normally want to do. I’ve been “worked-over” a few times by border agents. They’re usually in uniform and carrying a weapon. They ask you questions not to know something but to observe your reaction.
    They lie. I was told by a Canadian border agent that they were going to call by telephone a person in the US from whom I’d bought something for $ 2000 to check and see if that’s what I paid for the good I was importing into Canada. He came back after 5 minutes and said–”he said you paid him $4000 not $2000–why would he say that?” My answer back ( I knew he didn’t call him–that’d be ridiculous) was to say absolutely nothing. He threatened me checked my vehicle, etc., and eventually let me go because I gave him nothing to work with. I didn’t have the benefit of knowing the details of this video but I was using common sense.
    I can’t be certain the same rules and rights exist in Canada but I suspect they do.

  • Butterytoaste

    People love to hate law enforcement, but what would people do if they stopped working for a week.

    Oh that’s right, alot of people would be robbed, raped, murdered, ect.

    I support people knowing their rights, but I do not support anti-police propaganda/post. 

    • Guest

      I never asked anyone to work for me, or to go do the “job” of policing “the people”. 

      Some people in life, ohhh say COPS, implement themselves into the position they are in. I never asked anyone in life to become a cop, and I don’t recommend anyone waste their life becoming a cop. 

      I don’t need anyone to protect me, irregardless of what you think or say.

      Your Welcome.

  • Anonymous

    This is a great video. Knowing your rights doesn’t mean that you hate police or think that we don’t need them. Knowing your rights is the difference between letting police bully you or being a drone and letting them walk all over you.

  • Newmindinc

    This ones for buttertoast. This is not a hate the police video. Its a respect the police but demand the same respect video. Let me ask you your own ? If there were no police tomorrow, would you go rob a bank, or go rape or kill? No? Neither would I. And how many robberies, rapes and murders do the police really stop. Come on say it with me “ZERO.” The cops show up after the fact and report or investigate the crime. They are not superheros that come in a nick of time. They come after you’ve been robbed, raped, or murdered.

  • wtf_just_happened

    not fuck the police, FUCK THE SHITTY ATTITUDE MOTHERFUCKERS

  • Misty

    Cops are the biggest criminals other than CEO’s. The majority of cops are pyschotic bullies who don’t know the law from a hole in the ground. These cops don’t join the force to make a difference in society, they join the force to beat-up and kill civilians with impunity.

    You can always tell when a cop comments because his/her question is always, “what would people do if they stopped working for a week?” My answer is people wouldn’t have to worry about being shot or killed by a psychotic idiot with a badge.

    Now that civilians have video phones, police are actively lobbying to create laws that make it a felony to film them. My question is, “If a cop isn’t doing anything wrong, why are they so concerned about being filmed?”