(New Haven, CT – Monday, April 30, 2012)  Issues revolving around racial profiling will not just go away because of someone Is Not Acting Stupidly.  It will take a process of educating both the police and the communities of color on racial profiling solutions that could eventually end racial profiling.

On Monday, April 30, 2012 at 5:30pm, at Gateway Community College, Long Wharf Campus, multi-purpose room 160, 60 Sargent Drive, New Haven, The department of criminal justice at the University of New Haven, will host a presentation on police and the community.

This event is open and free to the public.  The schedule for the session is:

5:30 p.m. to 6:10 p.m., refreshments, welcome

6:10 p.m. to 6:40 p.m., NH Associate Professor John DeCarlo, former Branford chief of police, will discuss racial profiling, data collection, police and community relations, officer training, the law, and other topics.

  • 6:40 p.m. to 7:10 p.m.,  Shafiq R. Fulcher Abdussabur, author of “A Black Man’s Guide To Law Enforcement In America” and “The National Association of Black Law      Enforcement Officers Inc.”
  • 7:10 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., a panel on racial profiling including
    • Glenn Cassis, executive director of  the Connecticut  African-American Affairs Commission;
    • Cheryl Sharp, attorney, state Commission on Human Rights and Opportunity
    • Werner Oyanadel, acting executive director, Connecticut, Latino and Puerto Rican Affairs Commission
    • Jack Hasegawa, secretary of the Connecticut Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission.
  • 7:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. questions and answers with Chief Dean Esserman, New Haven Police Department.

Click on link for more information about how to purchase your copy of, A Black Man’s Guide to Law Enforcement in America, or contact Shafiq Abdussabur at (917) 475-6137




Shafiq R. Fulcher Abdussabur is an author, public speaker, racial profiling consultant, entrepreneur, and a 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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