Emergency Physician Reveals Key Strategies to Surviving Police Encounters

What People Must Do to Make It Home Alive, Safe, and Unharmed

(Mitchellville, Maryland.)— Tulsa police Officer, Betty Shelby, who has been charged with manslaughter for the killing of an unarmed black man, Terence Crutcher, is set to stand trial in May.  This case is yet another reminder our country’s national crisis of police shootings citizens. Blacks, and especially black males represent a disproportionate number of those killed and more specifically those unarmed and killed.

Emergency Medicine Physician, Geoffrey Mount Varner, in his newly released book, Home Alive, 11 MUST Steps for Surviving Encounters with the Police gives 11 emergency implemental steps that will save lives immediately. Citizens are instantly armed with the prerequisite skill sets needed to survive encounters with the police and thus reduce the use of police force and death.

A total of 1,146 people were killed by police in 2015, an average of 3.14 people every day. In Home Alive, Dr. Varner introduces 11 steps that will immediately and significantly reduce morbidity and mortality and increase the likelihood that youth will survive a police encounter and make it home alive, safe, and unharmed. Dr. Varner’s goal in writing Home Alive is to save lives and consciously and purposefully does not assign blame.

As a Harvard graduate, an emergency medicine physician, father, and a black male, Dr. Varner combines hundreds of hours of research and interviews with law enforcement, attorneys, judges and regular citizens with his professional and life experiences in this timely book.  A non-scientific meta-analysis of information helped him identify the 11 lifesaving techniques that emerged from his efforts. The emergency strategies are highlighted and supported with real stories from the ER.

According to Dr. Varner, “I will teach you to get Home Alive and safe. There are larger and many social ills that need to be addressed in order to solve the problem of the police and colored people. There is no doubt that the issues are complex and of monumental importance with a painful historic basis, but that is not what this book is about. This is not a police bashing book. This is about getting our son, fathers, and brothers home alive and saving lives. The rules are meant to be used as a bridge until permanent solutions can be developed and implemented. Each one teaches to save one”.

Home Alive was written for youth and their parents of all races, genders, religions, and ethnicities. However, because young black males are five to nine times more likely to be killed by police than white males, Varner specifically addresses two chapters to that segment of the population. His perspective is broad and multi-faceted as he delivers his lifesaving strategies to all youth with compassion, empathy, and the understanding that everyone wants to make it Home Alive. Home Alive will be available for purchase on Amazon.com

To learn more about the author or the book, please visit drsavinglives.com or Homealive11.com

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