Civil Rights Resources
The Costanzo Law Firm has fought and will continue to fight for the civil rights of the Black community. Although we specialize in discrimination specifically in the workplace, we would like to take this opportunity to listen to our community of followers and friends to offer support in any way we can. We will share useful resources for addressing the historical, current, and ongoing tensions faced by our communities. Please feel free to send us any additional information or local protests and community gatherings and we will happily share them with you all. In solidarity. #BlackLivesMatter.
Below are some useful resources to protect your rights
|Know Your Rights
|Stopped by Police Protesters’ Rights Race, Ethnicity, or National Origin-Based Discrimination
|Learn which rights are protected by the Constitution and civil rights laws, how to exercise them, and what to do if violated.
|National Lawyer’s Guild – SF Bay Area
Jail Hotline: 415-285-1011
Public Hotline: 415-909-4NLG
Know Your Rights
|Resources for Demonstrators/Activists, including Legal Hotlines from inside Bay Area jails for those seeking pro bono legal representation, and Know Your Rights booklets.
|Equal Justice Initiative
|Presumption of Guilt
|How the presumption of guilt and danger makes people of color vulnerable to unjustified violence, wrongful convictions, and unfair treatment.
|NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF)
|Thurgood Marshall Institute Briefs: National Police Funding Database The 14th Amendment Algorithms of Oppression
|Short primers in plain language on legal principles and the evolution of, and continued need for, racial advocacy.
|Use of Force Project
|Police Use of Force Policies
|In-depth study and infographics on America’s 100 largest city police departments’ use of force policies.
|Nat’l Museum of African American History & Culture
|Talking About Race
|Understanding what it means to be anti-racist.
|My Brother’s Keeper
|MBK Tools & Resources
|Resources for community leaders to increase impact on life outcomes for boys and young men of color.
|NorCal Resist Activist Bail & Ice Bond Fund
|Silicon Valley DSA
|Silicon Valley DSA Bail Fund
|Bail Assistance – Bay Area
|An Agenda to End Police Violence
|Analysis of nationwide policing practices through effective policy solutions to end police violence.