I wanted to at least share the valuable content in my book about my unique approaches for reforming modern-day policing and racial profiling prevention. The book teaches ways to stop racism, highlights incidents of Black men shot by police, and gives solutions to the problems that contribute to these deadly encounters. Last year, I met DeRay McKesson in downtown New Haven. I armed him with a copy of my book- A Black Man’s Guide to Law Enforcement in America. He gave me the pleasure of gaining incite on how the Black Lives Matter movement started. Deray stated that it initially started out as #CampaignZero, which to my understanding evolved to the #blacklivesmatter movement which is reported to have been co-founded by three black activists: Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi.
Deray stated that he and some friends had been home in Saint Louis watching the events unfold in Ferguson days following the Michael Brown shooting on August 9, 2014. Once they arrived, they would later join the protest. Overreaction by #ferguson police started after a Black protester threw a water bottle at the Ferguson Riot Police during the initial protest and the #Fergusonpolice responded with a barrage of tear gas.
In March 2015 the Los Angeles Times named DeRay McKesson one of the “new civil rights leaders” for the 21st century. He is noted for the iconic hashtag #BlackLivesMatter. A voice for millions across America this young Black male has made it clear that #BlackMouthsMatter in a never-ending struggle for social justice in the 21st century.
The desire and demands for criminal justice reform in America may not be seen for years to come. This is why I wrote this “cutting edge guide” in efforts to provide the community with information that would educate them and vital insight on what they can do to avoid many of these fatal police related shootings and deadly encounters.
A Black Man’s Guide to Law Enforcement in America has been featured in the Huffington Post, New York Times, Chicago Tribune, NPR-Where We Live, New Haven Independent, NPR-All Things Considered, New Haven Register, WYBC-Electric Drum, New Haven Advocate, Russian Radio, BBC, PBS, New York Daily News, Hartford Courant, and Al Jazeera America.
This one of a kind and unique book educates minority youth and police about their respective perceptions which is why it has been nationally recognized as one of the most important concepts in reducing Disproportionate Minority Contact–DMC in the present day American Criminal Justice System as featured in the PBS documentary “Color of Justice.”
This book educates youth and police about their respective perceptions which is why it has been nationally recognized by Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice- as one of the most important concepts in reducing Disproportionate Minority Contact–DMC in the present day American Criminal Justice System as featured in the PBS documentary “Color of Justice.”