A Black Man’s Guide To Law Enforcement in Chicago?

Author Shafiq Abdussabur
A Black Man's Guide to Law Enforcement in America
Story by By JANICE PODSADA, jpodsada@courant.com The Hartford Courant 
Driving While Black: New Haven Cop’s Book Offers Tips On Dealing With Racial Profiling

Typical Factors

The top three reasons police stop young male minorities? Driving a car carrying three or four men; driving a car with dark, tinted windows; or driving a beat-up car, Abdussabur says.

“In all three instances, these vehicles would appear suspicious to almost all police officers because of the race or ethnicity of the person operating the vehicle,” he says. “Because of this, the majority of motor vehicle stops … involving African American and Latino/Hispanic males are most often initiated as criminal investigation stops.”

Driving without a license, registration or insurance is a problem for many young minority men. A paycheck is more likely to be used to support family members or to pay college tuition than to pay for auto insurance or registration fees, Abdussabur says.

To rectify this, the guide provides step-by-step instructions. Need to get the car registered? Expect to spend a full day at the Department of Motor Vehicles. Need insurance? Make it a priority in your budget.

Ready to get your copy now! Click here!  Shafiq Abdussabur’s book is available in print and as a Kindle e-book at amazon.com.

Published by BOLDMINDS LLC

Shafiq R. Fulcher Abdussabur is an author, public speaker, racial profiling consultant, entrepreneur, and retired law enforcement Sergeant. His unique views and approach to urban violence prevention, racial profiling prevention and community based policing have been featured in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, NPR-Where We Live, New Haven Independent, NPR-All Things Considered, WYBC-Electric Drum, New Haven Advocate, Russian Radio, BBC, PBS, New York Daily News, New Haven Register, Hartford Courant, and Al Jazeera America. His repertoire continues to grow consistently. He has appeared as a guest host on WNPR's “Where We Live.” He is also a contributing writer for the Huffington Post.

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