This book is for you if you’ve been getting in trouble with the police and you’re hungry for knowledge on how to stop that. This book is for you if you’re a parent that’s often worried that your child could be the next victim of police brutality and would want your children to read this for their own sake, and for your own peace of mind. You’re a high school teacher and you would want to recommend this book to your students. The list goes on and on. The bottom line is that life the way it is (police brutality does exist) must be handled in a way that you do not become a victim of police brutality too. If you were waiting for the utopian future of no police brutality anywhere, you would not be reading this book.
Paperback: 52 pages
Publisher: Independently published (June 27, 2020)
Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.1 x
Tell your readers a little about yourself, where you grew up,
where you live now, where you went to school etc. Let them get to know the
Dr. Ike Okani earned a PhD in Leadership and Psychology from the
University of the Cumberlands, Williamsburg, Kentucky, in 2019. To help pay for
his doctoral education, he worked on the Las Vegas Strip as a strip club
promoter, a VIP Host, and a general concierge. Dr. Okani holds a master’s
degree in Human Resources Training and Development, from Amberton University,
Garland, Texas. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Science and
Counselling from California State University at Chico, and two associate
degrees from Los Angeles City College: one in Cinema Production and the other
in Liberal Arts. The lessons and ideas shared in HOW TO DEAL WITH THE POLICE
culminate from Dr. Okani’s experiences during his many interactions with the
police, and the experiences of others, while he worked on the Las Vegas strip,
in group homes, in security, insurance, real estate, and while living in
different neighborhoods across America.
Dr. Okani is currently focusing on finishing his next book, Why Are You Not
Happy? He is also writing and producing music for the electronic dance music
project, DSB n Ike Okani.
What inspired you to author this book?
There are too many black folks that religiously believe that the police are always out to get them just because they’re black. That’s not always true. These folks also religiously believe that if they were white, the police would never be out to get them. That, too, is not always true. The truth is that the systemic change that we seek must be reciprocal. We cannot ask others to change if we are not willing to change.
Where did you get the inspiration for your book’s cover?
I was waiting in the cashier line when a middle-aged black woman
walked in with a young woman who I assumed to be her daughter, and two little
children who could be her grandchildren. One child was a girl and the other, a
boy. The boy, about 3 years old, was in handcuffs. A real set of handcuffs. His
two hands were cuffed from the front. The security man by the door made a joke
about calling the real police on the boy and the middle-aged black woman
laughed. The young woman with her also laughed. I didn’t find that funny at
Who has been the most significant influence on you personally
and as a writer?
Personally: my father and my mother. As a writer: all the great
ones.; too numerous to mention.
What were your struggles or obstacles you had to overcome to get
this book written?
So many people in America, especially black people, have often accused me of denying that racism exists. That’s not true. I have never denied that racism does exist. However, I have chosen not to walk around expecting people from other ethnic groups, including white people, to love me and or to respect me just because I’m black. I never interact with anybody expecting special treatment because I’m black. When someone from a different ethnicity doesn`t like me, I do not immediately think that it’s because I’m black. I understand that being black could be part of why someone doesn’t like me, but I’ve been black my whole life. I am proud of being black. So, I wouldn’t change that, even if I could.
Tell your readers about your book.
WHO THIS BOOK IS FOR: This book is for you if you’ve been
getting in trouble with the police and you’re hungry for knowledge on how to
stop that. This book is for you if you’re a parent that’s often worried that
your child could be the next victim of police brutality and would want your
children to read this for their own sake, and for your own peace of mind.
You’re a high school teacher and you would want to recommend this book to your
students. The list goes on and on. The bottom line is that life the way it is
(police brutality does exist) must be handled in a way that you do not become a
victim of police brutality too. If you were waiting for the utopian future of
no police brutality anywhere, you would not be reading this book.
Before I proceed further, I must let you know that I don’t
pretend to hold all the answers and or to have all the knowledge about how to
avoid getting in trouble with the police. Most of the knowledge shared in this
book are from my experiences during my several encounters with the police. All
my personal encounters with the police in America and abroad have resulted in
zero arrests and zero detentions. I have also observed and read about the
encounters of others who have gotten in trouble with the police. I have learned
from their mistakes as well. I have also learned a lot from reading books.
However, you do not need to hold degrees in the social sciences
in order to learn the techniques and or ideas that have worked for me. All you
need is to have an open mind and the willingness to learn. Also, you need to let
go of all your basic assumptions and all the conventional wisdom that you
possess. Conventional wisdom, by the way, is not wisdom. Conventional wisdom is
what everybody knows. This book is not about what everybody knows.
What do you consider your greatest success in life?
I thank God for giving me the strength to continue to strive to
be a better man.
What one unique thing sets you apart from other writers in your
I'm a social scientist. Most of my ideas are based on applied and participant research.