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A handy tool for Quebec city, next April
25 Mar 2001
Guess What! We've got rights!? is a small pamphlet that explains, in an accessible way, what are the rights of citizens when dealing with the police in regards to indentifing oneself, in case of arrest, etc.
This is a suggestion not an ad.
Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
March 25th, 2001.

In preparation for Quebec city next April you should take a look at:

Guess What! We've got rights!?

Guess What! We've got rights!? is a small pamphlet that explains, in an accessible way, what are the rights of citizens when dealing with the police in regards to indentifing oneself, in case of arrest, etc. and which gives advise to defends oneself against these abuses of power. The reproduction of the information contained in Guess What! Is strongly encouraged as well as the diffusion of the pamphlet. The content of Guess What! is included in this site. It is available in French, English and Spanish.
It should be noted that municipal and provincial laws may differ from one province to another and that the Guess What! concerns the province of Quebec.

The pamphlet ia accessible for browsing or printing in .pdf format.
http://www.tao.ca/~cobp/guess-what.html

Who are we?
COBP (French acronym for Citizens Opposed to Police Bruality) is an autonomous collective bringing together people who have been victims, witnesses and/or who are simply concerned about police brutality and other abuses perpetrated by the police. The collective began as a defence committee for those who were arrested after the 1995 demonstration against Human Life International, a far-right group. Faced with extensive repression, "social cleansing" and the ongoing, increasing impunity of the Montreal police, COBP decided to organize itself on a permanent basis to continue the fight against police brutality.
What do we do?
COBP's goal is not just to denounce police abuses but also to offer support to victims as well as inform citizens with the means that we have developed:
*Info-bavures - a copwatch bulletin relating police abuses in Montreal and elsewhere in Quebec;
*Copwatch - surveilling/ recording the actions of the police;
*Workshops - on the phenomenon of "community policing", on copwatch, and on our rights when dealing with the police;
*International Day Against Police Brutality - every March 15th, with a demonstration, shows, events and conferences;
*Pamphlets - production and distribution of information pamphlets;
*Fund-raising activities - benefit concerts, sales of pins, patches, etc.;
*Voice mail - a way for groups, victims and witnesses to contact us;
*Research, archiving and creation of data bases.

http://www.tao.ca/~cobp/index.html

COBP
See also:
http://www.tao.ca/~cobp/index.html
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