PROJECT SAFE HANDS
When there's a traffic stop, two people meet who know nothing about each other--the police officer and the motorist. Depending on the reason you were stopped in the first place---the experience can be anywhere from pleasant to dreadful, even deadly. If the motorist hears an officer shout 'Show me your hands,' he feels that his life might be in danger and that's not a good sign.' He or she may have even drawn their weapon at that point. There are good cops and bad cops just like in any other profession . As a retired detective with 32 years of experience with the DC Police Dept., City Security Consultants and Homeland Security – I’m deeply concerned about the safety of all. Many of todays police involved shootings, including that of George Floyd and Daunte Wright were the result of a traffic stop gone bad.
Poor training or the inability of the motorist to communicate with the officer can also play a big part. Some motorist may feel extremely intimidated and rightfully so. Many police officers are trained killers through no fault of their own--straight out of the Iraq/Afghanistan Wars. It doesn't help when motorist feel they know the law well enough to put officers on trial, on the side of the roadway because they disagree with why they were stopped. Some motorists are disrespectful. That disrespect however is no reason for an officer to lose his or her self control. I take no sides on this issue but there must be UNITY and there will be as well as accountability. Stay with me! Good cops and not the government, can put a stop to unnecessary police involved shootings. I GUARANTEE IT!
Officers are trained to take verbal abuse, it comes with the territory---as long as the abuse doesn't get physical and the verbiage is not offensive to others. Unfortunately very few cops have that type of self control. With that in mind, I invented Safe Hands a commonsensical pair of 1/2 mitts that cover only the drivers fingers and greatly lessens the ability to concealed a weapon. Project Safe Hands teaches citizens the use of Safe Hands and How to Survive The Dreaded Traffic Stop. Much of what I've said is covered in The 10 Rules Movie it's short 38 min. and a must see. Departments nationwide are infiltrated with White Domestic Supremacist Cops and because of this---all of our lives are in danger---including lives of good cops.
To make matters even worse is the average time it takes to investigate police involved shootings, (6 months to 2 years). Cops involved in these shootings are placed on paid admin. leave. Some, I feel---use these shootings as a way of supplementing their income by working side jobs.(policies may vary) This is the reason shooting victims are shot numerous times by multiple cops. They're all placed on paid admin. leave pending an investigation including results of ballistics. Because of qualified immunity, bad cops in many cases have nothing to lose because they can't be sued.
We'll be reaching out to the NFL and NBA to educate young black and brown athletes on how to interact with cops who for some reason feel the necessity to stop them because of the stereotype linking them and expensive cars to drugs. When this happens, the line of questioning and how questions are answered can be quite incriminating. A small bo oklet, 'SURVIVING THE DREADED TRAFFIC STOP' will be included with the purchase of a pair of Safe Hands as well as a TRAFFIC UNITY PARDON CARD. (shown below) This card comes with the purchase of Safe Hands and will only be honored when the vehicle is equipped with Safe Hands and at the discretion of the officer upon admission of guilt not to include infractions of Reckless Driving and DUI. This will greatly improve public relations for something good cops do anyway---showing acts of kindness.
It's not my intention to make this political but one party has a strong belief in guns with little to no background check. They also claim to love their cop but refused to honor them after the insurrection at the U.S. Capital. They've made the streets unsafe for cops by allowing automatic weapons and long guns much more powerful than what cops are issued. They even legalized the sale of silencers to private citizens. They call it the Hearing Protection Act. There was a shooting at the Coors Factory in Milwaukee, WI on Feb.26, 2020 that killed 5, quiet as it was kept no pun intended---the shooter used a silencer. Do they really love cops? Try getting soc. sec.dissability for hearing loss from all the pistol range shooting qualifications we did. I CAN'T HEAR YOU!
I invented this simple, commonsensical patent pending product Safe Hands to save lives on traffic stops. We don't need any more statistics to show us the problem we know exists. A recent study of 100 million traffic stops done by Stanford University over a period of ten years says it all---blacks are disproportionately stopped by and killed by cops. There should be no acceptable number of any race unlawfully killed by cops and yes, BLACK LIVES MATTER and must matter in order for all lives to matter because ALL means the whole or entirety. So, no matter what color you are---your life matters. Stay tuned, visit often and be a difference maker, not a trouble maker!
Retired DC Police Detective/Founder/Author
Project Safe Hands
1959 S Power Rd suite 103-180
Mesa, AZ 85206
Safe Hands are manufactured by Edna Products, 1959 S Power Rd., Mesa, AZ 85206 email [email protected] 301-213-0212
What are Safe Handstm?
A method of making visible -- the hands of motorist, especially at night -- on traffic stops.
By using a pair of reflective patent pending half mittens that cover only the fingers of the driver’s hands, leaving the thumbs exposed,
making it literally impossible to conceal a weapon.
One of the main reasons an officer gives for firing his or her weapon is often the fact that they couldn’t see or didn’t see the motorist hands or thought the motorist was reaching for a gun.
These mitts save lives! According to the FBI and Force Science Institute -- death by traffic stop is now the number one cause of police fatality nationwide. Remove the fear during traffic stops while showing support for POLICE OFFICERS killed in the line of duty while making traffic stops as well as WOUNDED WARRIORS, and WRONGFUL DEATH VICTIMS.
How do they work?
These mitts are designed to cover only the fingers, leaving the thumbs exposed and lessening the chance of concealing a weapon within. They are attached by a 4 inch cord. These mitts are attached that way to limit the movement of a motorist hands and promote a safer environment for the officer and motorist on a traffic stop.
The mitts are attached to the car’s sun visor by a plastic clip sewn into the mitts and worn only when pulled over by an officer. They 're made from high visibility mesh with 100% polyurethane filling.
What is The Purpose Again?
The objective is to save lives of officers and motorist. To give financial support to WOUNDED WARRIORS and WRONGFUL DEATH VICTIMS.
All of this and more will be achieved when the use of Safe Hands is mandated by the U.S Congress -- for all registered vehicles in the United States.Call your congressman and go to https://www.gofundme.com/f/ug3ssf-project-safe-hands to donate or click the donate button below.