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Disclaimer: Limits to "Know Your Rights" 

It is important to keep in mind that there are limitations to Know Your Rights information when it comes to personal safety and police behavior in the streets. The U.S. Constitution and various state laws guarantee that you have certain rights — but just because the law says you have those rights does not always mean that the police will respect them, or that a court will uphold your rights if they’re violated. When you are protesting or having any interaction with law enforcement, asserting your rights does not usually mean that the police will respect your rights or change how they are treating you. However, by using your rights (by saying them out loud, as this booklet will teach you to do), you can make it harder for police to use your own statements or anything found on you during a search as evidence against you during a trial. (Source: National Lawyers Guild)

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