Flex Your Rights: What To Do When Stopped By the Police
There's so much happening in this world and small communities like Lumberton are not immune. We rely on the police to keep us safe and treat us all fairly, regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin or religion. Almpst every week, theres a new story about an unarmed black male getting killed by police officer. I'm not here to blame the officer or the victim. However, as I analyze the situations, I wonder if some of those deaths could have been avoided through compliance. I'm a beliver in living to fight another day. When stopped by the police, do you know what to do? Do you keep your hands on the wheels? Do you turn down the stereo? Do you argue with the officer? These and more questions will be answered at a Flex Your Rights event held at Tabernacle Baptist Church on Friday, June 5, 2015 at 9:00 am. Chief Elsie Cowart and other personnel will be on hand to provide instructions on how to respond when stopped by the police. If you have a child that's leaving for college, military or just for personal protection you should make an effort to attend. In other news, the regular scheduled board meeting is tonight at 6:00 pm.