Dated: Thursday September 18, 2014
The events surrounding the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO have once again made it infinitely clear that there is a significant void in the manner in which law enforcement views the community and how the community, in turn, views their law enforcement guardians. This, as well as countless complaints across the country of racial profiling, police abuse and misconduct, make it essential that community members be provided with a better understanding of how to successfully navigate the various interactions with law enforcement that may come into play.
It is with this in mind that the National Association of Black Law Enforcement Officers presents a program entitled “What To Do When Stopped By The Police” on the campus of Rhode Island College on Monday, October 6, 2014 from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM. This program, presented as a part of the college’s Diversity Week Celebration, is the organization’s premier community education program directed towards their overall community-policing efforts, and will discuss such issues as citizen and police rights during police encounters, racial profiling, police-community relationship building, police abuse and misconduct and will briefly discuss the Michael Brown shooting and issues pertaining to the arming of campus law enforcement officers.
The program is being presented free of charge and is open to the general public.
The National Association of Black Law Enforcement Officers, Inc, a 501.(c).(3) non-profit, is a premier national organization representing the interests and concerns of African American, Latino and other criminal justice practitioners of color serving in law enforcement, corrections, and investigative agencies throughout the United States, and the communities in which they serve.
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