Jones was initially charged with disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor criminal offense. All charges were later dropped by the Office of the States Attorney. Unfortunately, these incidents are not new or infrequent. The Maryland Office of the Public Defender regularly holds community workshops to teach members of the public about their constitutional rights and how to exercise them. When Jones answered the front door, he followed the advice we regularly give the public, to ask the police to display a warrant before allowing them into a home. Yet as the video of the incident between Mr. Jones and the police aptly captures, Baltimore residents are forced to choose between their constitutional rights and the risk of being falsely arrested and charged. For Tionne Jones, and too many others, this predicament is a way of life in poor neighborhoods: comply with requests by the police even when unsupported by the law, or risk a pat down, an illegal arrest, or far worse.