Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Camp-Out, Peace & Community Unification, ACLU, Your Rights, Your Responsibilities, Colleen K. Connell, Executive Director

     CAMP-OUT: Little Village Camp-Out starts this Friday, July 13, 2018 at 5 p.m. and ends Saturday 5 a.m. at 2500 S. Sacramento Ave., Promoting peace and community unification. Open to the public. For more information call 773/943-2780.             
      ACLU SAYS: The American Civil Liberties Union [ACLU] has produced a small brochure in
English and Spanish with information on your rights. This information is not intended as legal advice. The following information is being reprinted from the ACLU brochure.
HERE IS what to do if ICE, police, immigration agents or the FBI stops you:
   You have the right to remain silent. If you      wish to exercise that right, say so aloud.  
       *  You have the right to refuse to consent to a search of yourself, your car, or your home.
  •             If you are not under arrest, you have the right to calmly leave.
  •             You have the right to a lawyer if you are arrested. Ask for one immediately.
  •             Regardless of your immigration or citizenship status, you have constitutional rights.
  •             Do stay calm and be polite
  •             Do not interfere with or obstruct the police
  •            Do not lie or give false documents
  •            Do prepare yourself and your family in case you are arrested
  •            Do remember the details of the encounter
  •            Do file a written complaint or call your local ACLU if you feel your rights have been     violated
            THE ACLU is our nation's guardian of liberty, working daily in courts, legislatures, and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country. 
Colleen K. Connell
ACLU Executive Director
            THESE RIGHTS include: Your First Amendment rights—freedom of speech, association, and assembly; freedom of the press, and freedom of religion.
            Your right to equal protection under the law—protection against unlawful discrimination.
            Your right to due process—fair treatment by the government whenever the loss of your liberty or property is at stake.
            Your right to privacy—freedom from unwarranted government intrusion into your personal and private affairs.
            THE ACLU also works to extend rights to segments of our population who have traditionally been denied their rights. These include people of color, women, lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender people, prisoners, and people with disabilities. “If the rights of society's most vulnerable members are denied, everybody's rights are imperiled,” says ACLU.
            FOR MORE INFORMATION, contact ACLU of Illinois. Colleen K. Connell, Executive Director, 150 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 600, Chicago, IL 60601. Phone: 312/201-9740.