Category: Guides

I wanted to thank everyone for participating in Arizona Copwatch; I especially appreciate those who send me info on law enforcement not being held accountable!

There are a few things that I try to not post much about, they are the following:

  1. Out Of State News – The injustice that occurs as a result of enforcement overreach could fill a book.  I want to keep this website mostly  on Arizona.  Help me stay focused!
  2. Changing People’s Minds – I really don’t care if your friend loves the police.  And I don’t care about your own political ideology.  I want this website to be welcoming to all who oppose brutality.  Doesn’t matter if you’re a neo-conservative, anti-fascist, libertarian, anarchist, or whatever.
  3. Threatening / Bullying Posts – If you’re a police officer who likes to bully and threat… consider yourself banned.  You’re not welcome here.

Thanks!

It is important to remember and know your rights.  The ACLU has a downloadable PDF with the below information:

Rights

  • You have the right to remain silent.  If you want to exercise that right, verbally say so.
  • You have the right to refuse to consent to a search of yourself, car, or home.
  • If you are not under arrest, you have the right to leave.
  • You have the right to a lawyer; ask for one immediately if arrested.
  • Regardless of your immigration/citizen status, you have constitutional rights.

Responsibilities

  • Remain calm & polite.
  • Do not obstruct the police.
  • Do not lie or provide false documents.
  • Remember the details of the encounter.
  • File a written complaint if you feel your rights have been violated.