Speaker To Talk Rights

Speaker To Talk Rights
Posted by CN Staff on April 12, 2005 at 15:24:57 PT
By Kimberly Gouz, Alligator Contributing Writer
Source: Florida Alligator
Florida -- NORML UF wants students to “Know Your Rights” to avoid a night in jail. The UF chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws will sponsor an event tomorrow at 7 p.m. to inform students about their constitutional rights during a police encounter.
“There are many instances when people give up their rights needlessly,” said Ashlee Valdes, NORML UF president. “An example would be search and seizure. Students should know that they don’t have to consent to being searched without a warrant.” NORML executive director Allen St. Pierre will speak at the event. His presentation will cover topics ranging from the right to remain silent to the right to consult an attorney. “We are really honored to be able to have Allen St. Pierre at this event,” Valdes said. “He is a very eloquent speaker and is very knowledgeable. NORML hired St. Pierre in 1991 as the communications director, according to a release. In 1993 St. Pierre was named the national director, and in January he became executive director. The Know Your Rights presentation will be held in CSE 121 and will be free and open to the public. Valdes stressed that NORML UF is reaching out to more than those interested in marijuana laws. “Since the implementation of the Patriot Act, there has been a considerable amount of changes to our freedoms,” Valdes said. “It is important to know what you can and cannot do and how to use your rights.” Newshawk: SukoiSource: Independent Florida Alligator, The (FL Edu)Author: Kimberly Gouz, Alligator Contributing WriterPublished: April 12, 2005Copyright: 2005 Campus Communications, Inc.Contact: letters alligator.orgWebsite: Articles & Web Sites:NORML UF Marijuana Legalization Group Has First Meeting Group Advocates Marijuana Use
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