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News :: Human Rights : Organizing : Politics
Security Culture Workshop: Sunday
13 Dec 2005
This workshop will entail grand jury presentation and discussion, as well as basic
security culture overview, including PGP and email security, and advice on dealing with
the police on a day-to-day basis.
Security Culture Workshop
Sunday, December 18
5-7pm
Lucy Parsons Center

Organized by:
The Boston Collective of the Anarchist Black Cross Network
The Animal Defense League of Boston

Recently, federal agents issued grand jury subpoenas to numerous activists in a
coordinated sweep involving multiple states. Activists were arrested at school, infoshops
were raided, and others were subpoenaed while they sipped coffee. Although not recently
used in Boston, grand juries are an ominous tool held by the state to repress political
and social activists. These secret courts of the state operate without such basic rights
as the Fifth Amendment right to remain silent and the Sixth Amendment right to counsel.
This threat to the common good must be recognized and a community strategy for combating
the use of grand juries must be developed.

This workshop will entail grand jury presentation and discussion, as well as basic
security culture overview, including PGP and email security, and advice on dealing with
the police on a day-to-day basis. Come learn about your rights, and share your
experiences in order to construct the framework required to protect the safety and well
being of the greater Boston activist community.

Remember: security culture only works when the entire community participates! Our safety
is only as strong as the weakest link.

This work is in the public domain
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Re: Security Culture Workshop: Sunday
13 Dec 2005
Thanks Mike!
Re: Security Culture Workshop: Sunday
14 Dec 2005
"dealing with police on a day to day basis'
What does that mean?
Everyone I know has been dealing with police on a day to day basis their entire lives. My personal suggestion in dealing with them is do it the same way you would any other person regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, Veteran status, or any other way. Peope just like you and me who have the job of maintaining the peace. They only have time for dealing with criminals that openly attempt to disturb the general peace.
Re: Security Culture Workshop: Sunday
14 Dec 2005
It means pretty not talking to the police unless you have too. There's only a few times you have to give the police your name, address etc.; stopped while driving a car,stopped for an investigation ( ie a crime hapenned near by, and the police can REASONABLY believe you may be involved). From my own past experiences( i'm white btw, that may or may not have sumthin to do with it), its best to just to be polite and provide only the info you have to. being polite is the best way to keep you out of a big pile of sh*t. You get more flys with sugar than you do with salt.
Re: Security Culture Workshop: Sunday
14 Dec 2005
I gotta agree with both Boston ABC AND Veteran on this. Knowing your rights and what your relationship is in relationship to the police is *very* important. And the cops really are normal people who should be treated like anyone else that you deal with in the service industry. We're all human, and we all have rights that we're entitled to but don't necessisarily have memorized... This training should be a great place for people who are both familiar and unfamiliar with security culture. I wish I could attend this event!
Re: Security Culture Workshop: Sunday
14 Dec 2005
There are way too many people in the activist community who practice poor security culture, don't practice it at all, or think it is a joke. I wish the workshop could get to people who really need it and probably won't go.
Ignore the liberal ignorance of, "they're just people doing their job" and "if you don't bother them, they won't bother you." Anyone who has been involved enough to know that simply isn't the case should be there.
Brad
15 Dec 2005
Good point. The police are regular people, who get paid to fuck with us. It's best to deal with only if you absolutely have too. As far as being polite goes, keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.Why waste energy being hostile.
Re: Security Culture Workshop: Sunday
18 Dec 2005
It is also important to note that most police are overworked and underpaid making it a desirable job for very few people except those who actually believe they are helping in their communities and folks with control issues and/or a propensity for violence.
Re: Security Culture Workshop: Sunday
19 Dec 2005
Most police are NOT underpaid. Satanding a detail on a day off can earn an officer between $30.00 and $55.00 an hour. Tell me that is underpaid?