Being stopped by police is a stressful experience that can go bad quickly, and statistically, that stop can be fatal if you’re Black. If you’re stopped by the police you cannot assume that the police will behave in a way that protects your safety, let alone respect your rights as a citizen. You may be able to reduce risk to yourself by staying calm and not exhibiting hostility toward the officer(s). That being said, there are situations where people have done everything they could to put the police at ease and ended up being injured or killed. There is no guarantee.
Dr. Jerry “Doc” Semper is an internationally known, Leadership Life Skills, training consultant and seminar leader for organizations and individuals seeking to improve in both productivity and harmony. He uses effective, practical principles developed from academic training, combined with hands-on involvement as a team member with police, military, and Fortune 500 corporations. He is a Navy veteran, a former NYPD Police Officer and an attorney. He is uniquely qualified to address this topic. Dr. Semper holds many certifications and was one of the developers of the National Curriculum for Community Oriented-Policing.
Watch Dr. Semper as he discusses his experiences as a Police Officer and as a black man who has been pulled over by the police in 15 states. The goal is to keep you safe and alive to live another day.
Gary A. Johnson – Founder & Publisher (Black Men In America.com)