C-3Our laws and criminal justicesystem are founded upon thesedocuments.Throughout history, rulers and dictators havelimited people's rights. Even today, people in manyparts of the world cannot worship as they please,talk freely, gather with groups of friends, ortravel.Citizens of a free and democratic society enjoythose rights and many more freedoms.It's important to know those rights and
to stand up for yourself. It’s also
important for law enforcers to know
and respect citizens’ rights. Citizens
are, after all, the cornerstone of afree and democratic society!From time to time, a law is passedthat takes away some of our rights.When this happens, the Supreme Court generallyrules the law to be unconstitutional.If you feel that everyone is always telling youwhat to do and that you have no rights, you'rewrong! Young people are protected by the sameBill of Rights that protects adults.
Before a police officercan enforce the law inthe United States, he orshe must have a solidunderstanding of the U.S.Constitution and the Bill of Rights.Now, have your cadets takeout their Cadet Handout forthis unit.
DISCUSS HOW THE CONSTITUTIONPROTECTS THE RIGHTS OF U.S. CITIZENS.DISTRIBUTE THE CADET HANDOUTS ANDREVIEW THE BILL OF RIGHTS AND ITSRELATIONSHIP TO THE LAW.CONCLUDE WITH A QUIZDISTINGUISHING CONSTITUTIONAL FROMUNCONSTITUTIONAL.
:CADETS WILL DEVELOP ANAPPRECIATION FOR OUR
CONSTITUTIONAL FORM OFGOVERNMENT AND ITS IMPLICATIONSCONCERNING LAW ENFORCEMENT.
THE BILL OF RIGHTS & THE POLICE