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Beat the Heat: How to Handle Encounters With Law Enforcement

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Saying the right thing during an encounter with the police can mean the difference between going home and going to jail. Beat the Heat gives you a set of easy-to-remember legal tactics for protecting yourself and the people you care about. Written by a criminal defense attorney, this illustrated street law manual teaches you exactly:


what to say if you’re pulled over how to
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Paperback, 200 pages
Published November 1st 2003 by AK Press
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Imogen
Jan 23, 2009 rated it it was amazing
I am not going to lie to you: I bought this book because the cover is dorky. I was like, haha, sweet! How to beat the cops! Then, on the first page, there was an anarchist circle-A stuck inside a 0+ woman symbol spraypainted up on a well, which was my first tip that, actually, this was written by a totally badass anarchafeminist lawyer who wants people to know how to deal with the police. Because police are often jerks. I think it's also awesome how explicitly this book deals with racism, e.g. s ...more
Oriana
Jan 25, 2009 marked it as to-give-to-others
Gotta get this for my crazed anarchist sis, to save her from herself really...
Spicy T AKA Mr. Tea
What an amazing book! It's packed with information to defend yourself from the ploys of cops and their associates. Lot's of great and accessible information ranging from being pulled over, to how to report police abuse, to what to do if you're an immigrant and need legal help. So much stuff here and presented in a fun way--with comics and little strips to break down situations into manageable scenarios. Everyone should read this. Know your rights!
Dan
Aug 22, 2008 rated it it was amazing
This was the first of these types of books I've read - that explain your Constitutional Rights using easy-to-understand language and examples - and it's still my favorite. I highly recommend it for anyone that assumes it's their duty to blindly obey someone in uniform. This isn't a cop-hater book.. this is a learning tool.
From Ashley
Oct 25, 2009 rated it it was amazing
the most helpful book you can ever own. especially if you live in an area where police brutality/abuses of power are prevelant...so that means everywhere.
Stacy
Jan 28, 2008 rated it it was amazing
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS!
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