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Know Your Rights in the USA

From the ACLU:
To fight police abuse effectively you need to know your rights. There are some things you should do, some things you must do and some things you cannot do. If you are in the middle of a police encounter, you need a handy and quick reference to remind you what your rights and obligations are.

    • Be polite and respectful. Never bad-mouth a police officer.
    • Stay calm and in control of your words, body language and emotions.
    • Don't get into an argument with the police.

    albuscav.us "streets 2k5 festival": Deadline March 15, 2005

    Hey this is Leon Rainbow. I'm part of an arts collective called
    albuscav.us. We are organizing a street art festival in New Bruinswick,
    New Jersey. We are looking for artists, as well as supporters,
    sponsors, and volunteers. If you run an arts site please post the blow
    "call for artists". If you know artists or are an artist please spread

    Stencils on T-Shirts

    A few people have asked Stencil Archive for tips and info on spray painting stencils on t-shirts.
    Some tips I've given them are mostly screen printing tips:

    - use a flat palate (piece of wood, glass, or even marble) to keep the shirt flat
    - make a mark in the middle of the palate so you can center your shirt
    - maybe use spray tack to keep the shirt from moving
    - put the shirts out in the sun or in the dryer to cure the paint
    - if you want tight lines, practice improves your skills

    New York City Graffiti Laws

    No person shall write, paint or draw any inscription, figure or mark of any type on any public or private building or other structure or any other real or personal property owned, operated or maintained by a public benefit corporation, the city of New York or any agency or instrumentality thereof or by any person, firm, or corporation, or any
    personal property maintained on a city street or other city-owned property pursuant to a franchise, concession or revocable consent granted by the city, unless the express permission of the owner or operator of the property has been obtained.


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