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Civil Rights

Civil rights guarantee people the right to be treated fairly regardless of their gender, national origin, race, age, sexual orientation or religion. These rights provide the basic outline in laws of the United States and many other countries.

Asked in Law & Legal Issues, Civil Rights

Is it illegal to carry someones id?

It is not illegal to be in possession of someone else's ID. It is illegal to try and use it as your own. And if you do not have a legitimate reason for having it, it can be a flag to the authorities. They will ask a lot of questions about it. ...
Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights

What is an Endorsed Warrant?

A warrant will be issued on to an accused. The police pick up that individual and then they have the option of having the warrant endorsed to allow them to release the accused on a police issued process to promise to appear in court on a future appearance. There is a section in the original warrant labelled 'Endorsement of Warrant". This section is then signed. ...
Asked in Acronyms & Abbreviations, Civil Rights

What does operation push stands for?

Rainbow/PUSH is a non-profit organization formed as a merger of two non- profit organizations - Operation PUSH (People United to Save Humanity) and the National Rainbow Coalition- founded by Jesse Jackson. The organizations pursue Social Justice, Civil Rights, and political Activism. ...
Asked in Law & Legal Issues, Domestic Dogs, Civil Rights, Beets, How To

How to beet a ticket for dog running at large?

Go to trial with proof that you do not own a dog, or that your dog was not out at the time that the citation was issued. ...
Asked in Consumer Rights and Protection, Civil Rights, Fraud

Can you pay bills with your birth certificate?

somme research says that yes you can but as of yet no one is sure but most likely i would say no The only means that one can use a birth certificate to pay bills is claims as proof of identity to garner access to existing bank accounts and or open a bank account as these documents are vital to obtain a legal photo I.D. Now under some old colony laws the right of birth enables also the access to government assistance or...
Asked in Mobile Phones, Police and Law Enforcement, Civil Rights

Can a police officer go through a lost phone?

Lost property is often turned over to the police department. Its very common for a citizen to hand over a knapsack, or wallet, or a cell phone. When property of value is turned over, there are three possible choices for the officer: 1. Throw it out. This is not really an "official" or Police approved method of dealing with found property, but if someone turns over a used sock, well its garbage. You aren't going to catalogue it or look for its owner....
Asked in History of the United States, African-American History, US Supreme Court, Civil Rights

How did people know Plessy was African-American?

The East Louisiana Railroad Conductor who punched Homer Plessy's ticket asked if he was "white or colored." Plessy responded that he was "colored," but refused to move to the car designated for African-American travelers. Plessy was a member of the New Orleans' Citizens' Committee that organized challenges to segregation laws, and deliberately violated Louisiana's Separate Car Act of 1890 in order to force a legal confrontation over laws that abrogated the principles of the 13th and 14th Amendments. The Separate Car Act required railroad...
Asked in Civil Lawsuits, Copyright Law, Civil Rights

Are remixes considered fair use?

This is a point of contention. The American University Center for Social Media video "Remix Culture" (link below) is a good discussion of the issues. ...
Asked in Jobs & Education, Consumer Rights and Protection, Civil Rights

What is jago grahak jago?

Jago grahak, jago" was the tag-line of an advertising campaign in Siliguri, India, advising consumers of their rights and means of getting help. ...
Asked in Civil Rights Movement, Civil Rights

When is a person under arrest?

A person is "under arrest" when a police officer charges them with a crime and chooses to take them to the police station to be processed for it. For example, if someone commits a crime, they are technically under arrest when a police officer witnesses the crime or has a warrant for the arrest and tells the criminal "You are under arrest." Typical procedure after this is to put handcuffs on the criminal and read them their Miranda rights (you have...
Asked in Children and the Law, Colleges and Universities, Civil Rights

Should corporal punishment be in schools there is a debate didnt get to pick side need help please?

yes the cane should be brought back into schools and here is why In schools there are bullies who torment their classmates for fun, research proves that most teachers cannot control the classroom environment, we are producing a generation that has not been properly taught right from wrong. In some cases we know that detentions after school are sometimes sufficient for some students and they change their ways, but in most cases this proves to be un-sufficient especially as students become wiser and start...
Asked in Custody, Civil Rights

How old do you have to be to decide who you live with if your parents are divorced?

It varies from state to state and country to country. Usually the "Age of Consent" is recognized by the judge and affords the minor the option to choose which parent to live with. Some states do not grant the child any say in the decision. ...
Asked in Civil Rights

When were the Miranda Rights established?

The Miranda Rights were established in 1966. The Miranda Rights are that you have to be informed of all of your rights before questioned. ...
Asked in US Supreme Court, Civil Rights, Miranda Warning

What is the US Supreme Court case Miranda v Arizona and how does it relate to the Miranda warning?

Miranda v. Arizona, 384 US 436 (1966) Summary Miranda v. Arizona, (1966) dealt with the need for individuals in police custody to understand their constitutional rights before being questioned by police. The specific protections addressed are the Fifth Amendment right not to incriminate oneself, and the Sixth Amendment right to legal counsel. The "fundamentals of fairness" standard, derived from the Fourteenth Amendment Equal Protection Clause, demands that the accused be aware of his (or her) options in dealing with police so he can make...
Asked in Civil Rights

Are student dress codes a violation of civil rights?

The First Amendment only protects free speech. Expressions which don't convey a specific message are not protected. That (according to the ACLU's web site) includes: non-natural-colored hair, mohawks/other hair cuts/piercings, etc. Schools can and do limit specific types of clothing and accessories for student safety, in addition to trying to "keep things non-disruptive" in class. Yes, it bites, but as an almost-40-yr-old OS punk whose mama didn't pay for the cool private school, I'll vouch that there are plenty of opportunities for self-expression...
Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Laws, Civil Rights

Does the FBI stalk and harass people?

It all depends on your definition of "stalk and harass." If you are a perpetrator or "person of interest" you may view it that way, but they are just doing their job, gathering evidence, and trying to catch you. ...
Asked in Civil Rights

Where is the basis for the Miranda rights?

The Miranda rights are based in the amendments to the Constitution. The 5th amendment states the right to remain silent and the 6th states the right to an attorney. The precedent of reading them as a suspect is taken into custody was set in the supreme court case Miranda v. Arizona, in which it was determined that reading the Miranda rights would help protect the suspect's rights. ...
Asked in Children and the Law, Civil Rights

Can you use hidden tape recorders in a classroom to check on a teacher?

technically it is not actually illegal to do this however if you are trying it out make sure you don't get caught... by the way i wouldn't advise you to do it. ------------------------------------------ Federal law permits recording telephone calls and in-person conversations if at least one party consents [See 18 U.S.C. 2511(2)(d)]. 38 states and the District of Columbia have also adopted one-party consent laws. -- Demsd ...
Asked in Politics and Government, African-American History, Civil Rights

What year did the first black man vote?

1870 was the year that blacks were allowed to vote under the 15th amendment. Some no doubt voted in local elections years before this. However even in the 1960s alot of black people were still denied the vote since they had to pass a literacy test. thanks to the Civil Rights Campaign the voting rights act of 1965 was past and this ended the literacy tests. ensured federal agents could monitor registration and step in if it was felt there was discrimination....
Asked in Law & Legal Issues, Civil Rights

Is it illegal to video tape cops and people?

No, providing you do not distribute it commercially without getting a signed release from the civilians allowing you to depict them. ...
Asked in US Constitution, US Supreme Court, Civil Rights

What was the Supreme Court's decision in Texas v. Johnson?

In Texas v. Johnson, (1989), the US Supreme Court found in favor of Johnson, the respondent (like a defendant) by a vote of 5-4 and overturned the Texas Venerated Objects law on the grounds that an individual's right to protected First Amendment political speech supersedes the state's interest in protecting the flag. Background In 1984, Gregory Johnson participated in a political rally during the Republican National Convention, which was held in Dallas that year. He and other protesters distributed literature and made speeches denouncing...