1. Keep your cool, don’t act a fool: Always be respectful.
2. In a traffic stop, pull over right away, have your Drivers’ License, Registration, and Proof of Insurance in your hand, turn on the dome light, and keep your hands in plain view on the steering wheel.
3. Texting while driving is illegal. Don’t do it.
4. You have the right to say, “Officer I don’t consent to searches.”
5. You have the right to say, “Officer, am I being detained or am I free to go?”
6. Never touch a police officer, never resist, never run.
7. Call 911, a friend, or relative if you feel threatened, and make a video of the situation with your phone if you can.
8. If you think something is wrong, swift action is needed. Try to
memorize the officer’s name, badge number, and physical description. File a police report right away.
9. You have the right to an attorney. Don’t sign anything without a lawyer’s advice.
10. If you believe your rights were violated, call the Detroit Branch NAACP at (313) 871-2087.
The following press statement was given by Detroit Branch NAACP President Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony calling for a federal
investigation into the recent City of Detroit Primary Election and for federal monitors to be provided for the upcoming General Election to guarantee a process of voting integrity.
Please join the Respect for Detroit Citizens Coalition in asking citizens of Detroit and all of those who support us, in calling for the resignation of Emergency Manager Kevin Orr after his recent Wall Street Journal comments stating, “For a long time the City was dumb, lazy, happy, and rich.” We ask that you sign the petition, and share the email language below with all of your networks. We must show to everyone that the Citizens of Detroit demand respect and that Detroit is Better Than That!
Dear Citizen of Detroit,
Sign our petition at www.respectfordetroit.com and show that Detroiters, and all who support our great city, will not be insulted and demeaned by the self proclaimed “benevolent dictator.” Mr. Orr’s recent comments in an interview with the Wall Street Journal stating, “For a long time the City was dumb, lazy, happy and rich.“ were arrogant and callous. It is, without apology, possessing no sensitivity or a concern for the very people he has been “selected” to so-called manage.
Sign today at www.respectfordetroit.com
Respect for Detroit Citizens Coalition
The following press statement was given by Detroit Branch NAACP President Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony during a press conference held on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 seeking resignation from Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr. The press conference was called by local clergy demanding the resignation of Orr stemming from his recent comments in an interview with the Wall Street Journal where he’s quoted as calling Detroit “dumb, lazy, happy and rich.”
Join the Detroit Branch NAACP as they host the 17th Annual Come to Tee Golf Tournament. During the highly anticipated tournament on August 28, 2013 corporate sponsors will be paired with local community and faith based leaders for a fun filled day of golf, great food, awards and camaraderie. The tournament will be held at the prestigious Fox Hills & Golden Fox Golf and Banquet Center that features wide sweeping fairways and huge contoured putting surfaces. Funds raised from this event will be used to fund annual Detroit-area youth participation in the Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) and the sponsoring of the Detroit NAACP Youth Council.
ACT-SO is a year-long enrichment program designed to recruit, stimulate, improve and encourage high academic and cultural achievement among African-American high school students. The ACT-SO Program centers around the dedication and commitment of community volunteers and business leaders to serve as mentors and coaches and to promote academic and artistic excellence among African-American students. There are 26 categories of competition in the sciences, humanities, business, performing, and visual arts. The Detroit Branch NAACP would like to extend an invitation to you or your organization to become a sponsor and/or participate in this worthy cause.