Surviving Police Encounters.
The need for people to understand, appreciate, and assert their constitutional rights has grown more urgent as these very rights have been eroded.
For example, most people during the course of a traffic stop are likely to waive their rights without even knowing it.
Over recent decades, police agencies have adopted increasingly invasive and controversial police tactics, which turn innocent citizens into suspects.
Concurrently, the Supreme Court has usually ruled in favor of expanding the scope of police power, especially for the purpose of fighting illegal drugs.
In 2001, Congress's hasty passage of the USA Patriot Act further eroded constitutional protections of the people's privacy and liberty.
Sustaining the erosion of traditional constitutional rights is a complicit citizenry, which has become dangerously permissive of everyday abuses of police power.