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Justice while black : helping African-American families navigate and survive the criminal justice system

Author: Robbin Shipp; Nick Chiles
Publisher: Chicago : Bolden, an Agate imprint, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Justice While Black is a must-read for every young black male in America-and for everyone else who cares about their survival and well-being. This is a first-of-its-kind essential guide for African-American families about how to understand the criminal justice system, and about why that system continues to see black men as targets-and as dollar signs. The book provides practical, straightforward advice on how to
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robbin Shipp; Nick Chiles
ISBN: 9781932841909 1932841903
OCLC Number: 883749493
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 159 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Officer friendly isn't your friend: Everything you need to know about racial profiling --
Silence is golden: How to handle stop-and-frisk and illegal searches --
The history between police and black males: From slave patrols to the KKK --
to today --
The trap of the plea bargain: How to fight it --
Get me Johnnie Cochran: When you don't have cash to hire a high-profile lawyer --
Get a haircut: The black male goes to trial --
Jesus ... Somebody ... Please help! Never give up hope --
Families: Got to be there --
The prison-industrial complex: The vicious cycle --
Your guide to navigating the system.
Responsibility: Robbin Shipp, Esq. and Nick Chiles.

Abstract:

"Justice While Black is a must-read for every young black male in America-and for everyone else who cares about their survival and well-being. This is a first-of-its-kind essential guide for African-American families about how to understand the criminal justice system, and about why that system continues to see black men as targets-and as dollar signs. The book provides practical, straightforward advice on how to deal with specific legal situations: the threat of arrest, being arrested, being in custody, preparing for and undergoing a trial, and navigating the appeals and parole process. The primary goal of this book is to become a primer for African Americans on how to avoid becoming ensnared in the criminal justice system. While the precarious safely of black males has received renewed interest in the past year because of the deaths of teenagers Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis, the fact is that this group has always been under threat from the armed guardians of the white social order. The tactics have been modernized, but the impact is still devastating-we are witnessing an epic criminalization of the African-American community at levels never before seen since the end of slavery"--

""Advice for African-American families about dealing with specific legal circumstances such as avoiding arrest, being in custody, going through a trial, the and parole process"--Provided by publisher"--

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