Category: Biography & Autobiography, History, United States,

Hands Up, Don’t Shoot

By: Ulysses Mcdowell


About the Book

Hands Up, Don’t Shoot is an account of my initial travel to Ferguson, MO in August 2014 to visit the site where Michael Brown – another unarmed Black person – was killed by a police officer. In March of 2020, Breonna Taylor was killed by police. Then in May of 2020, George Floyd was killed by police, and like the Brown killing, I felt compelled to visit his death site because his death shocked the conscience of the world and began a movement not seen since the Civil Rights era. In August of 2020, Jacob Blake was killed by police.

About the Author

Ulysses McDowell Jr. was born and still lives in Charlotte, NC. He has three siblings, and his mother still lives in Charlotte, NC. He’s a graduate of Pfeiffer University where he received a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and a master’s degree in Organizational Change and Leadership. Ulysses is a retired Master Sergeant from the U.S. Marine Corps, and he retired from the Federal Reserve Bank as an Assistant Chief, Law Enforcement. Ulysses has coauthored two books with the Charlotte African American Writers. He’s also a Guardian ad Litem volunteer. He likes fishing, golfing and listening to audio books

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