Ten Minutes of Truth Presents a
Boots on The Ground Production!
Founder Shawn A. Barksdale is launching the first "Pens Not Pistols" poetry contest for the Halifax County High School student body! Contact your English teacher to find out how you can participate. Remember, USE YOUR WORDS, NOT WEAPONS!
For more information go to the Boots on The Ground Facebook page! You can contact Shawn A. Barksdale @ 434.446.6633 or for booking Shawn to speak at your school call 434.446.899
Shawn A. Barksdale
Boots On The Ground is a military term. Shawn A. Barksdale and his team are on the front lines bridging the gap between information, law enforcement and education.
Below are a few examples of how they are changing the narrative of negative behaviors, while providing positive evidence based results along the way.
What happens legally if I report an Overdose?
Shawn & Senator Joe Morrissey talk about Naloxone (Narcan) reporting overdose and Boots on The Ground.
Senator Joe Morrissey sponsored a bill! Va. Code § 18.2-251.03 sets out parameters for an affirmative defense when a person reports an overdose and is in possession of illegal drugs, or is otherwise in violation of certain laws regarding possession, intoxication, or use of drugs or alcohol:
Shawn A. Barksdale has spent the last few years bridging the gap between young people, law enforcement and our youth. Featured in this presentation at the So. Boston, Virginia public library is Joseph Aikers a success story in the making.
We would like to say thank you to Chief J.A. Jordan and the Chase City, Virginia Police Department for their endorsement. Shawn had the pleasure of spending most of a day with Chief Jordan touring the city in a ride along. They discussed the issues facing the youth and citizens of Chase City where drugs, crime and violence are concerned.
Chief Jordan has a Boots on The Ground approach for his department too. He personally gets out on the road and interacts with the community on a regular basis.
Shawn had the pleasure of speaking at the Hughes Center in South Boston, Virginia. He was tasked with helping to cultivate an open dialogue with the staff and students and he hit the bulls eye for sure.
This video is to inspire young people, families to talk to one another with respect, dignity and compassion while being brutally honest in the process.