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  • Leisel Kemp, whose brother Jason was killed by CSP after they entered his home without a warrant, spoke at the 2013 Bill of Rights Dinner about the ACLU’s legal advocacy on behalf of her family.

  • Out of Sight, Out of Mind is an original short film from the ACLU of Colorado about a man who has spent 17 years in solitary confinement and now suffers from debilitating mental illness.

Know Your Rights Workshop at CSU-Pueblo

Know Your Rights When Encountering Law Enforcement

Thursday, October 20th

7:00-8:30 pm in the

LARC 109 Auditorium

Colorado State University-Pueblo

Given recent events across the country, it’s more important than ever for all citizens to be prepared and know how to assert their constitutionally-protected rights when dealing with law enforcement.

Dr. Kathleen Hynes of the ACLU of Colorado will present a “Know Your Rights” Training on Thursday, October 20th from 7:00-8:30 pm in the LARC 109 Auditorium at Colorado State University-Pueblo.  This training is FREE.

The Know Your Rights Training will provide information and simple steps, based on constitutional protections and criminal case law, for handling interactions with police and other forms of law enforcement. Dr. Hynes will expose commonly believed myths and teach the realities about our constitutionally-protected rights. Participants in the training will learn how to keep their cool and assert their constitutional rights, if necessary, when stopped by law enforcement, as well as how to report instances of police misconduct.

For more information, contact Dr. Matt Harris at 719-547-2177 or

This event is sponsored by the History and Political Science Department at Colorado State University-Pueblo.

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