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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Former Police Officer-Turned-Community Activist Launches New “How To Survive Police Brutality” Workshop For Urban Teens

— “In a situation with the police, it’s not immediately about who is right or wrong, it’s about staying alive. If the police are making a wrongful arrest, this can be corrected later at a safer time.” —

Orrin Hudson

Orrin Hudson, founder of Be Someone, with some of this teen students

Nationwide — Orrin C. Hudson, a former Alabama state trooper, has launched a free new workshop series for urban teens called “How to Prevent, Deal With, and Survive Police Brutality”. The workshop will be presented in middle schools, high schools, community centers, and churches across the country.

The workshop will cover various topics including:

* What to do if the police officer is verbally abusive
* What to do if the police officer is physically abusive
* Where to put your hands when interacting with a police officer
* How to stay calm and humble, even if you are 100% innocent
* How to respectfully talk to a police officer (even if the officer is in the wrong)
* Things to be legally aware of (such as whether or not to speak or to consent to a vehicle search)

Hudson was a state police officer for 6 years from 1986 to 1993. Since then, he has founded Be Someone, a non-profit organization in Atlanta, Georgia, that inspires young people to make better decisions. His award-winning organization has been featured on CNN, USA Today, Good Morning America, Essence Magazine, People Magazine, JET Magazine, and more.

“Every move you make has consequences,” Hudson says. “And you can make one move, and never recover.”

He continues, “In a situation with the police, it’s not immediately about who is right or wrong, it’s about staying alive. If the police are making a wrongful arrest, this can be corrected later at a safer time.”

“Justice always prevails,” he adds.

Hudson is also offering a workshop for local police departments around the country called “How To Make Urban Communities Love Their Local Police Department.” This workshop will help educate police officers of all nationalities on how to better relate and understand the people in their community, and how to gain their love and respect.

About the Workshops:
Since the year 2000, Orrin Hudson has presented his powerful workshops to more than 40,000 people in 21 states, and three countries (Philippines, India, and Canada). He has been credited with transforming the minds and hearts of thousands of young ones and adults alike.

Schools, community centers, churches, police departments, and court systems that are interested in having Orrin Hudson present his powerful workshop should contact Be Someone at info@besomeone.org or (770) 465-6445.

About Be Someone:
Be Someone, a non-profit organization based in Atlanta, Georgia, is on a mission to empower one million young people to teach them problem-solving strategies, life skills, and to offer kids them a positive alternative to gangs, drugs, crime, and violence. In their workshops, kids learn practical skills and techniques to overcome obstacles, seize opportunities, and realize their potential. Since 2001, Hudson has personally taught more than 20,000 kids to “make every move count”. For more information, go to www.besomeone.org or (770) 465-6445.

 

Watch Orrin’s Interview on CNN and Good Morning America:

See Orrin in Action at One of His Workshops For Urban Children:

 

PRESS CONTACT:
Be Someone, Inc.
770-465-6445
info@besomeone.org

 

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