Monday, May 16, 2011

Just a Reminder: You Have Rights!

As the semester comes to an end this week, many of us are already planning trips to the beach, road-trips with friends, and exciting concerts and music festivals during the freedom provided by summer vacation.

During this time, it's important to remember other freedoms we have. Though college students may associate authority figures with "the man" and claim certain laws to be unjust, we must remember that certain laws, such as the 4th and 5th Amendments, exist to protect our rights and liberties.

So, if you're planning on doing anything "sketchy" this summer which your local police department may frown upon, remember that they are doing their jobs. This job does not just involve locking up students for underage drinking or possession of marijuana; it also involves protecting our rights. Next time you're in a risky situation with a police officer, protect your liberty using the law with the advice offered in this video.

Stay safe, Gulls. Don't do anything I wouldn't do (whatever that is), and have fun.

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