THIS IS THE SANDRA BLAND CASE IN A NUTSHELL [ EDITED AND UPDATED TO 2017 ]
For me? The Sandra Bland Case was the last straw in a long line of violence committed against us in instances that I know of that both did not receive national media attention [ most cases wherein Black and/or Latin people are violated DO NOT reach national media coverage ].
For those of you who don't know, 28 year old college graduate Sandra Bland...without a single ding on her criminal record and not even with any significant PARKING violations...was pulled over by a cop in Texas. Roughed up. Taken to jail despite asking fourteen times WHY she was being arrested, without a single response from the arresting officer. And found later hanging dead in her cell.
1. LEARN MY NJIA UHURU KIPURA
or some other form of self defense. The truth is? No form of response to anything will work if you can't or won't defend yourself physically first and foremost from a physical, brutal and/or murderous assault. Why? Because the aggressors can keep attacking and killing you until you're too dead to initiate any other form of response...like a lawsuit, social media exposure of wrongdoing, etc...that has any hope of bringing the wrongdoers to justice. The same successful physical assaults levied upon you without fear of physical reprisal also intimidate the masses. Result? The victims are too intimidated by the victimizer to seek to punish their attackers.
NOTE: AFRIKAN SELF DEFENSE EXPERTS HAVE SPECIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND REQUIRE SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE BECAUSE AFRIKAN AMERICANS [ AND TO A LESSER DEGREE POC IN GENERAL ] FACE THE MOST VIRULENT FORMS OF PHYSICAL ATTACKS BY RACISTS; INCLUDING RACIST COPS.
Responsible Afrikan self defense experts know that we have special self defense requirements. We know that the police are far more likely to assault us no matter how innocent we are, because police and police departments in this country were specifically created to protect rich Whites and punish, jail, persecute and enslave people of color. Afrikan Americans more than anyone else.
2. LEARN AND ALWAYS COMPLY WITH THE DRIVING, DRINKING, NOISE COMPLAINT, ETC. REGULATORY LAWS OF YOUR STATE IN ORDER TO REMOVE ANY LEGAL JUSTIFICATION FOR THE POLICE TO STOP AND/OR HARASS YOU
In this way, you know exactly what your state requires insofar as all mechanical specs for your vehicle,and you keep the paperwork specifying that you meet all these requirements in the glove compartment [ or whatever ] of your car. No police officer can claim that you didn't meet a mechanical state requirement and use it as justification to pull you over. You simply show the cop your paperwork proving that you're in perfect compliance, and the cop has to let you go. If not? Your video log of the incident is all you need to get that cop suspended or fired. And to use as grounds for a civil suit against the cop personally, the city for hiring that cop, and the police department for not properly training that cop/allowing that cop onto the streets to harass and threaten innocents like us.
3. LEARN ALL CIVIL RIGHTS LAWS AS APPLIED TO YOUR STATE, AND LEARN THE DETENTION AND ARREST PROCEDURES OF YOUR STATE COUNTY AND CITY POLICE DEPARTMENTS. STUDY THE HISTORIES OF YOUR LOCAL POLICE DEPARTMENTS.
This sound hard, but it's actually quite easy. Takes about a hour of internet searching. For instance, at the time of this writing? I live in the state of California. Click here---> A 2 SECOND INTERNET SEARCH REVEALED SOME OF THE CRUCIAL BASICS NEEDED TO PREVENT A POLICE OFFICER FROM LEGALLY STATING THAT YOUR CAR DOESN'T MEET VISUAL CHECK SAFETY STANDARDS
You could find other important details that's easy to abide by...like the height of your fender from the ground, the amount of air in your tires, etc...simply by finding a local Traffic School and asking them what are the required standards. And if they don't know? Ask them to put you in touch with people who do. TRAFFIC SCHOOLS AND THE DMV [ DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES ] ARE VERY HELPFUL IN TEACHING YOU WHAT TO DO AND KNOW SO THAT YOU PREVENT ANY LEGITIMATE POLICE STOP OF YOU
4. SEE A COP? ACTIVATE YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA LIVE VIDEO FEED
This is extra vital because many times police officers have very convenient bodycam failures before they arrest [ and oftentimes assault, brutalize, kill, plant evidence on, etc ] Afrikan suspects. In this way, nobody can fabricate events. The entire interwebs are watching. If you can't get to the internet? Record the incident on your cellphone and send the video to your special Group List of Friends and Family [ you have one of those, right? If not...find the equivalent of that feature on your cellphone ], so that your loved ones know what is going on with you, and they can reach out to other resources.
5. LEARN THE SAFEST TIMES ROUTES AND PLACES TO DRIVE
This knowledge of law, safe times safe routes and safe areas [ devoid of cops and criminals ] to drive in, etc., greatly reduces the likelihood and severity of unpleasant police and/or criminal encounters. When my kids and my adult students [ and my adult students' kids ] are out and about? I encourage my students to tell their kids to use [ and insist that my kids use ] apps like Hangouts, FaceTime, Skype, etc. so I CAN SEE THEIR ENVIRONMENT AND WHOEVER IS WITH THEM. And vice versa. Before my kids go anywhere? I make them Hangouts, FaceTime, Google Duo etc. their friends, and turn on Google Maps on their phone. That way I can track them all the way to where they are going, and ensure their safety. Once they're at their location? They mark themselves "Safe" on FB or whatever, send me a text saying their safe, etc. This approach allows me to learn exactly where each of their friends live etc etc etc without having to ask anyone a single thing. And vice versa. Once they get to their location safe AND I SEE WHERE THEY ARE AND WHO THEY'RE WITH? I tell them to turn off Google Maps. And I do the same thing.
Remember. Most of these murders and brutalities that made the national news HAPPENED TO ADULTS. Not kids.So don't stand on ceremony when it comes time for YOU to turn on your Google Hangouts [ or whatever app you use ] and your Google Maps which you should key to your Facebook and/or BlackPlanet.com, etc.
6. SUBSCRIBE TO SERVICES LIKE LEGALSHIELD.COM
SERVICES LIKE LEGALSHIELD.COM REQUIRE YOU TO PAY A MONTHLY FEE TO HAVE THE RESOURCES OF A LAW FIRM AT YOUR COMMAND FOR LIFE
If all else fails, you may have to use my NJIA UHURU KIPURA [ the only historically proven system that repeatedly has prevailed in one vs multiple armed opponent scenarios ] to physically resist a police officer or officers who are unlawfully assaulting you, and you succeed at doing so. What happens now? The law has branded you a criminal, even though you are a law abiding citizen who's DEFENDING yourself from the real criminals...the cops assaulting you.
You'll need the power of a savvy law firm on your side. You'll need an attorney on-call and ALREADY PREPARED FOR THIS SCENARIO. That's where services like LegalShield.com come in. For a monthly subscription fee, you'll have the power of law firms on your side, and that power can save your life, keep you in jail and put the real criminals with badges in jail. If you have to turn yourself into the police and spend a few days in custody? First record...in the presence of your lawyer...what I call a WILL TO LIVE VIDEO. In this video, you state that you know that you're innocent, you have no intention of ever harming yourself, you have every intention of suing the police and everyone else who's liable, and that you fear for your life if you have to stay in the jail ran by the same racist cops who tried to kill you. Show that you have no bruises on your body [ or show what bruises you DO have ] so if you pick up new bruises while in jail? The police can be sued for that too, as you already have a video record of your body being relatively undamaged BEFORE YOU WENT TO THEIR JAIL. This video will prove that if you die/whatever in custody? The cops did it.
WORD OF CAUTION: Carefully determine exactly what are the legal services that these monthly subscription oriented law firms offer.
Point blank give them the scenario that you've been assaulted by cops, you've successfully defended yourself using your self defense skills, but you know that you have to turn yourself in to them. You don't want to see them without a lawyer present, a lawyer who already has negotiated your bond [ or at least has the resources to get a good idea as to what you would need for bail ], and a lawyer who will witness and record yourself giving your WILL TO LIVE statement.
Do NOT skimp on that WILL TO LIVE video! Especially if you're Afrikan American. Remember: Afrikan American suspects whom the police roughly handled and brought to jail have "mysteriously" hanged themselves in jail. This occurrence is extra incredible, because there is nothing in a jail cell from which to hang oneself with. Shoe strings and other items of clothing are removed from inmates during the jailing process. So if something was used to hang a inmate? That something...whatever it is...had to be brought from the outside into the inmates cell. Furthermore, there is nothing from which to suspend oneself and hang oneself in a jail cell. This is a picture of the average USA jail cell. See those bars? There is an idea that a inmate can use his/her clothing to form a noose and hang themselves from the jail cell bars. But the construction of the bars makes that next to impossible, and there is also supposed to be a officer checking and patrolling the cells several times per hour. So if they're doing their job? No hanging could possibly occur, no matter how determined the inmate was to hang him/herself.