Did you know that in New York City, police can approach you at any time but you're not required to answer their questions? Did you know that you have the right to observe and record police activity, as long as you stay at a reasonable distance from the police?
The Youth Channel producers at the MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center created "Know Your Rights" to shed light on what is and isn't allowed during a police stop. This provocative video, which is our latest Clip of the Week, follows a young man Malik Jackson, as he encounters two police officers who stop him while he is trying to enter his own apartment building.
The recent death of Staten Island resident Eric Gardner during an attempted arrest has put the NYPD in the national spotlight. Watch "Know Your Rights" and share with your family and friends so we are all informed about what is and isn't allowed.