Sought-after speaker and master storyteller Dwayne Bryant delivers a timely message in The STOP to create an open and honest dialogue between police and community, with the desired outcome of building sustainable relationships supported by the principles of mutual respect; personal responsibility; accountability; and, ultimately, improved relations.
With the recent increase of police officers involved in shootings during routine stops and police officers being shot, Bryant created this book to educate youth, parents, teachers, and police officers to proactively create mutual respect, shared responsibility, and accountability in an effort to improve police and community relations, thereby helping to heal our nation.
Take a journey with Dwayne as he shares seven real-life personal encounters with law enforcement from his childhood into adulthood, some lighthearted and humorous and some risky and dangerous. With compelling narratives, research, and humor, The STOP will:
Teach youth how to interact with police
Encourage thought-provoking conversations and intelligent actions between families, communities, and law enforcement
Provide a framework for parents, teachers, and community leaders to engage in meaningful dialogue with youth about their expectations in life
Offer practical solutions to bridge the gap between the community and law enforcement, creating a positive relationship
Allow the good in the community and law enforcement to join forces in order to expose the criminal element within both groups
The STOP will inspire and empower you to look beyond your initial thoughts and discover your own strength in resolving strained situations. You have the power to determine the final outcome. The STOP is guaranteed to have a positive impact on improving police and community relations.
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