Your Right

It is hard to imagine the status our country without the present law enforcement system and without the Law and Order Department. If there were not to be effective law enforcement system, no one can guarantee safety to our life, property and to our rights. All that we can guarantee is chaos and the mightier you are the safer you will be. In such a scenario, getting through each day will prove to be a great nightmare for you and your family. However, thankfully we are not living in such a scenario and thanks to the police and legal departments.
While we appreciate the good work that is done by the law enforcement system in providing the citizens of the US with a safe and secure environment, we should also not miss out the injustices that are committed to the citizens by the same people that are meant to protect. We cannot throw a blanket statement that the entire police department is corrupt, we know of hundreds of sincere officers that had laid their lives for the safety of the people and there are many more that are ready to walk this path. At the same time, there are few unscrupulous elements in the system that tarnish the name of the entire law enforcement system in the country by taking advantage of the innocent and ignorant citizens. Discussed below is a clear example of one such instance.
On 14 August, Jirz of Young N Reckless was arrested in the airport parking lot. The arresting officer did not give Jirz any reason for the arrest. More to that, the officer did not even read the rights to the suspect. The suspect later was released on bail. This is not an isolated incident in some corner of the country; it can happen to any one of us. We need to ask ourselves why such things happen and how to control such incidents.
The legal system gives its stakeholders with some special powers that the others do not have. This is done to actually empower people with safety and security at home and outside. This is certainly not done to thwart the rights of the citizens. It is the constitutional right of the suspect to know the reason why he or she is being arrested. This right has been clearly violated in the above case. Just because the legal system has endowed certain powers on the law enforcement agents, it does not mean that we should subject ourselves to their oppression or to their unlawful behavior. Most importantly, they too are governed by the same legal system that we are governed. As law enforcement agents, they have greater responsibilities by virtue of their duty. The reason why such unpleasant events take place is because of the ignorance and the fear the citizens have about the current legal system. People do not want to upset the police officers even if something is well within one’s rights for the fear that they can be wrongfully arrested. Our naïve approach to such issues will only encourage the black sheep that try to take advantage of the ignorant citizens. Understanding the problem is the first step to solving it. Now that we have understood the problem and the reasons why we are having such problems our next step is to take positive steps to overcoming such issues. Here are few important things that you need to understand, keep in mind and follow to avoid unlawful arrest or search of your possessions.
#1 When a police officer approaches you asking for your identity and other relevant details produce the documents necessary without resisting. Do not panic or raise your voice; as long as you have not done anything wrong, you have nothing to worry about. You have the right to ask them the reason why you are being asked for these documents.
#2 You have the right to remain silent. You also have the right not to consent to the search of your car or home in normal circumstances. However, if there is adequate reasons to suspect you that you might be carrying any controlled substances or weapons unlawfully or when there is information about an act of violence in that area.
#3 In case you are being arrested, the arresting officer must read you the rights. In such cases, you also have the right to the lawyer. It is best not to discuss anything with the police until you have consulted with your attorney. Ask for an attorney right away, do not hesitate or delay.
#4 In general, it is important to keep yourself up to date with the basic rights pertaining to your state. If you choose to be ignorant, you will be doing so at your own peril. Today, you have no excuse what so ever for not keeping yourself up to date with your own legal rights. You can easily find all the information that you need on the internet. When you are sourcing for information, it is best to use official, government resources rather than unreliable sources. While the internet is certainly the best platform to learn about your legal rights, you can also be misled by some of the online sources. It is therefore important that you visit your state’s official legal websites to learn about your basic rights. Do not think that ignorance is bliss, but it can also prove to be painful. You have freedom for information and it is your right to know your basic rights. No one can take this constitutional right away from you.
Young N Reckless is one of the most talented music bands that produces work that are of revolutionary nature. Young N Reckless works with the motto, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” as they are after the pursuit of making timeless music above anything else. Know your rights. Knowledge is power but only when you put that knowledge into practice. Most importantly, be ready to support those who are suffering injustice so that you will have someone to support you in the event such things were to happen to you.

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