If a free society depends upon an informed citizenry exercising oversight of its government, then more people need to know how to handle themselves in a police encounter. Is cooperation always the best course of action? Or are there times to assert the constitutional right to refuse consent to a search of one’s home or belongings? A new documentary film answers those questions and more in an informative and entertaining series of skits narrated by Baltimore trial attorney Billy Murphy (from HBO’s The Wire). Learn how the safeguards of the Bill of Rights operate outside of the courthouse and on the street. Learn how to make smart decisions and respond effectively to police misconduct.
Cato Film Premieres are free. To register email firstname.lastname@example.org, fax (202) 371-0841, or call (202) 789-5229 by noon, Thursday, February 11. Seating is limited and not guaranteed.
Date: Friday, February 12, 2010 at noon
Location: Cato Institute. 1000 Massachusetts Ave., N.W.; Washington, D.C.
For more information: http://www.cato.org/events/100212screening.html