Dealing With The Police

A slight deviation from my usual schedule and topic, because this is something I’ve been waiting to see for a long time. The ACLU has released some advice for d/hh people on how to interact with the police, and the video is signed by Marlee Matlin herself. Although it’s primarily tailored to sign language, I think the information here is excellent for cuers as well.

My interactions with police have always been positive, but unfortunately, there are several d/hh people who can’t say the same. A big part of the problem is miscommunication and not knowing normal procedure. Matlin explains a bit more in the video (captioned):

The ACLU link’s right here: https://www.aclu.org/know-your-rights/deaf-rights-what-do-when-dealing-police?redirect=deafrights

And the video link is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAvewviVwjY