How To Respond To Police Excessive Force
Through the U.S. Constitution and other laws, your civil rights are protected. Even with these protections, individuals still encounter discrimination, harassment, police excessive force and other rights violations at the hands of other individuals, businesses or governmental agencies.
No one should be the victim of unnecessary police or prison brutality. While these incidents are rare, when they do occur, they undermine the entire system of law enforcement in the United States and the officials responsible should have to answer for their conduct.
Discrimination is one of the more common civil rights violations as it can be experienced in the workplace, with housing policies or in many other daily interactions. Unequal treatment due to race, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, ethnicity or marital status should not be tolerated. If it happens to one individual, it may be happening to others.
The same goes for other civil rights violations. Through the Bill of Rights, you are guaranteed freedom of speech, the right to assemble, due process under the law and liberty from illegal search and seizure – just to name a few points. Stopping the illegal behavior not only helps you, but it also helps society.