Know Your Rights

You Have the Right to Remain Silent (pdf)

A Know Your Rights Guide to Law Enforcement Encounters

This pocket-sized know-your-rights booklet from the National Lawyers Guild is designed to be a practical resource for activists and others when dealing with law enforcement. The 16-page primer advises people of their rights when confronted by FBI agents or the Department of Homeland Security. It also includes information for noncitizens and minors.

If An Agent Knocks (pdf)

What to do if you or your organization are targeted by federal law enforcement

The Center for Constitutional Rights created this guide to provide advice to activists likely to be targeted by FBI agents or other federal investigators. Since its original release in 1989, If an Agent Knocks has been widely circulated in progressive activist communities across the country. This guide includes both the timeless advice included in the original version and extensive updates to reflect the current state of the law and law enforcement tools. This updated edition also includes a comprehensive discussion of today’s technology, including cell phones, e-mail and web browsing. This guide should be seen as a resource for the information needed to protect yourself and other activists from government investigation and to empower you to continue the struggle.

Additional Resources:

National Police Accountability Project

Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB)