The Chauncey DeVega Show at TruthWorks :: Publisher, Nick Chiles , New Book “Justice While Black”

This Week on the Chauncey DeVega Show at TruthWorks
 

A Conversation With Nick Chiles About His New Book “Justice While Black”

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This Week on the Chauncey DeVega Show at TruthWorks
 

A Conversation With Nick Chiles About His New Book "Justice While Black"
 

What should a person of color do when they encounter the police? How can you ensure that you, your loved ones, friends, and community members best survive an encounter with the criminal justice system–what is the new Jim and Jane Crow?

Nick Chiles is the author of the new book Justice While Black and current editor of the Atlanta Black Star newspaper.

 

Written with attorney Robbin Schipp, Nick’s new book Justice While Black is both an excellent (as well as accessible) history of the racist origins of America’s police system, and a invaluable step by step guide for how to navigate the entrapping maze that is the American legal system and the many ways that it can (and will) ruin the lives of those people it encounters.

 

In this conversation, Mr. Chiles summed up the crisis and conundrum that is when the colorline encounters the American legal system as follows: just because it is within your Constitutional rights to do a thing does not mean that a given cop will respect those rights.

 

The discussion spans what to do when a police officer stops you, how answering no more than the basic questions you are legally obligated to is the smart move, how families can cause chaos and trouble if you are arrested, the dangers of the plea bargain, the foolish hysteria around commonsense "black respectability politics", tales of black lives ruined by the system, and if he watches "crime porn" such as The First 48 television show.

Nick also clears up some of Chauncey DeVega’s misconceptions about what he should do if the police demand to search his car.
Atlanta Black Star Chauncey Devega

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