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Midmorning With Aundrea - September 30, 2020 (Part 2)

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Midmorning With Aundrea - September 30, 2020 (Part 2)
Midmorning With Aundrea - September 30, 2020 (Part 2)

(Part 2 of 2) We take a look at a new board game that teaches lessons on how to interact with police.

A new board game aims to teach players of all ages how to interact with police in real life.

Elise preston spoke with the defense attorney who developed the game -- and the lessons she says no one ever teaches you.

Lealia williams and her husband talk to their four children about interacting with police.

"what have thos conversations been like?"

"very stressful very concerned about them coming home at night."

The family began playing "trials an triumph" - a boar game teaching children and adults how to respond if stopped by officers.

"some of th things that you're doing, you can actually get arrested.

And i didn't know that."

The game is the brainchild of chicago criminal defense attorney, april preyar.

"when i wa creating my game, i was thinking about little black boys look like me."

But preyar say her seven principles are for everyone: "don't run, don' reach, don't resist, don't run your mouth.

But do request an attorney, refuse all tests, and refuse consent to search."

There are 54 different scenarios that can take place playing the game.

The idea is to practice police interactions in a safe setting.

Retired new york city police detective michael bell spent 20 years on the job.

He now mentors children through the national organization of black law enforcement executives.

"that firs interaction isn't always so great because they have preconceived notions of police officers."

Bell says both sides can do their part to improve relationships.

But he believes there is a problem with police recruitment.

"in my opinion yo cannot un-train a racist, or someone who is homophobic.

I think it's about vetting the officers better."

Preyar hopes each move on the board will educate players& and create positive change.

Elise preston, cbs news, new york.

Some churches and community organizations have begun playing the game, and the illinois black legislative caucus bought 100 games to use at a youth summit.


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