Blue Police in Black Communities

NPR-Policing the Black CommunityThe police shooting of Michael Brown has now become “ground zero” for race relations on America because of the potential short and long-term effects.  Monday night prosecuting attorney, Robert McCullochthat the grand jury decided that Wilson acted within the limits of the lethal-force law.

Unlike the Rodney King beating in March of 1991 by L.A police, the Black community of Ferguson did not wait a year later to react. Unlike 1991, the Ferguson protesters set a new record, and began rioting within 72 hours of the actual incident which lasted for over 100 days leading up to Mondays controversial grand jury decision.

With rioting simultaneously taking place in over 100 cities across the United States, WNPR Where We Live recorded a live broadcast at Central Connecticut State University. They brought together academics and activists, researchers and an outspoken police officer, to join in frank conversation with students and others from the community.

Photo by Ismail Abdussabur CCSU 11-2014 WNPR


  • Timothy Black, Associate Professor of Sociology at Case Western University, author of On Becoming a Teen Mom: Life Before Pregnancy
  • LaResse Harvey, Director of Strategic Relations at A Better Way Foundation
  • Agnus Kurzyna, Community Activist in New Britain, CT
  • Roderick Anderson, PhD Candidate in Anthropology at UMass Amherst
  • Shafiq Abdussabur,  author of A Black Man’s Guide to Law Enforcement in America, and Law Enforcement Officer

Where We Live: Catie Talarski & John Dankosky


Blue Police in Black Communities

Also check out: Awaiting The Ferguson Decision



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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