The clash is one of those bands who has songs that are just timeless, this being one of them. More relevant now than when it was made. “Know Your Rights” was released as a single prior to the release of the album, Combat Rock, on which it appears. The song was the first single from the album. The song begins with the words “This is a public service announcement…with guitars!” The structure of the song revolves around the rights held by the poor and disenfranchised, in which the speaker of the song, presumably a villainous civil servant (whose identity is assumed in the song by vocalist Joe Strummer), names the three actual rights.
It's good to see something get done. Still not a fan of banning choke holds but most the other stuff looks promising. Mandatory training for officers on implicit bias also seems like it could be shiesty.