New yorkers with unlimited metrocards: please #SwipeItForward
when you exit the station. Low income people of color are targeted by
police for asking for swipes. But it is entirely LEGAL for you to offer
one when you exit. If you see someone standing by the side of the turnstiles, they usually
need a swipe but don’t want to be ticketed for asking. Offer it first. You are literally not paying more and you are preventing someone from
being criminalized for not being able to afford a ride.
if u get arrested and are being questioned, dont u answer anything cops are notorious for pressuring people into confessing things they never did.
u ask for a lawyer and u stay silent. if they give you spiel about how u can’t have a lawyer for a while, or you aren’t officially arrested or whatever the fuck else, just say nothing. u got a right to say nothing. and sometimes saying nothing is better than falsely incriminating yourself.
furthermore if they tell you to do a lie detector test, i’d strongly suggest not to take it because they’re about as accurate as the flip of a coin. they aren’t admissible in court, and they’re just straight up bullshit cops use to justify their abusive garbage incorrect tactics into getting false positives to pat themselves on the back for a job well done.
Police wear pride flags for publicity, to avoid critique, and to escape accountability for being fundamentally anti-Black/indigenous/queer/woman. We wear pride flags for revolution, resistance, and survival. Police are not our allies.
Notice who is allowed to not participate during the National Anthem, without calls to lose their jobs. Not told they are being divise. Not told they don’t deserve their jobs. Not told they are being unpatriotic.