Jul 1 - 7, 2010 

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Know Your Rights?

Arm yourself with truth, justice and the American way

By Carolyn Carlson

One warm late May evening, DC and some friends headed Downtown to hit a few bars and celebrate a friend’s college graduation. He never expected to end up in jail, accused of disorderly conduct. DC is not a stereotypical gangster dude who quibbles with cops just for fun. He is a white, college-educated, 26-year-old Republican who considers himself conservative and pro-law and order. He said he was arrested for what amounts to opening a rear passenger car door and questioning a police officer during a lengthy seat belt violation traffic stop.

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Citizen Quiz

How well do you know your civil liberties?

1) The Bill of Rights is made up of amendments:

a. One through 27
b. 11 through 27
c. One through 10
d. Five through 10

2) Which amendment gives us the right to own a gun?

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The original gangster.

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The Bill of Rights

From National Archives: The following text is a transcription of the first 10 amendments to the Constitution in their original form. These amendments were ratified December 15, 1791, and form what is known as the Bill of Rights.

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