New Haven, Connecticut (PressExposure) January 13, 2010 -- A Black Man's Guide to Law Enforcement in America gives the American public insight on how to avoid encounters with police that can often turn deadly. It also prepares "any driver" to effectively interact with police during motor vehicle stops and the all too common street stops. Emma Khadija Jones, J.D., Founder of The MALIK Organization and mother of a victim of a police shooting said "If you are going to drive in America, this is a must-read starting point!"
Written by a Black cop who is still an active "street cop" in a major urban police department, A Black Man's Guide To Law Enforcement In America reveals the mystery behind DWB (Driving While Black), racial profiling, vehicle registrations, misdemeanor arrests, and motor vehicle laws for the general public. It gives the reader step-by-step instructions on how to avoid costly arrests and deadly encounters with police. It is packed with valuable information that many people pay lawyers thousands of dollars to learn.
A Black Man's Guide to Law Enforcement in America is an in-depth look at modern day issues that involve police and minority communities. This book takes readers behind "The Blue Wall" of law enforcement and gives them a first-hand look at the disturbing issues between police and people of color. Read the reviews:
Praised by Law Enforcement and Advocates alike, "Every African American and Latino parent should have one!" proclaims Barbara Fair, LCSW, Founder of People Against Injustice.
About The Book Signing and Workshop Date: Saturday January 23, 2010 Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm Location: Community Center 230 Ashmun Street, New Haven, Connecticut Cost: Open Free of Charge to Public, space is limited. Signed Books will be available at reduced costs.
About The Author Shafiq Rashid Fulcher Abdussabur is an active law enforcement officer with over 14 years of Community Base Police training and experience. He is a nationally published author, speaker, and founder of BOLDMINDS Arts and Literature. His award-winning philosophy and approaches to modern day policing has been nationally recognized.
In 2002, he founded CTRIBAT Institute for Social Development Inc. which services 210 young males and Females ages 9 yrs. old to 17 yrs. old. CTRIBAT offers students "life skill" workshops that focus on parent/student participation. The summer pilot called the "Leadership Retreat" focuses on fostering leadership skills in young people who reside in an Urban Environment (At-Risk Youth). The CTRIBAT 2006 Summer Pilot posted an impressive 400% reduction in firearm related violence in the neighborhood of operation.
In January 2007, he was appointed by the Mayor of New Haven as Coordinator and Program writer of the New Haven Street Outreach Workers Program which is a proactive social development program aimed at reducing violent crime among youth and young adults. Within its first five months of operation, the City of New Haven posted an 86% reduction in homicides. During that two year period, he served as the Chief Executive Officer for the New Haven Police Department under Police Chief Francisco Ortiz Jr. In June of 2008, both CTRIBAT Institute For Social Development Inc. and the New Haven Street Outreach Workers Program was awarded the All-American City Award in Tampa Florida.
When asked what was his observation to curing gun-violence? Abdussabur responded, "Having a responsible father who is engaged and aware of his child's past, present and future survival in America." The results of his works in action are best seen in the historical Dixwell Avenue area or New Haven. Mike Morand, Associate Vice President of Yale University Office of New Haven and State Affairs, coined him as the "Nike of urban development." In 2007, he co-founded Omar Ibn Said Leadership Academy Inc. a private boarding school for boy ages 8 yrs - 13yrs that will develop them into global leader. The Omar Academy is the first of its kind in the United States and some leaders has stated that it may be the only one of its kind in the world.