How to Survive an Encounter with the Police

NOW PLAYING: As the nation’s law enforcement agencies have become more militarized and trained to view the citizenry as enemy combatants who must comply with any and all police orders, encounters between police and members of the public have become increasingly tense, the potential for aggression has escalated, and the risk of civil liberties violations has grown. In this episode of On Target, John Whitehead provides a set of guidelines to better educate the public about their rights when stopped by the police.

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