EP 7 – Using Hip Hop to Build a Bridge – Deputy Daniel “Bookem” Rivera
In this episode I speak with Deputy Daniel Rivera a.k.a “Bookem”, who is a 14 year veteran with the Hudson County Sheriff out of New Jersey!
Daniel is a “rapper” and he runs a non-profit organization called, “Bridges”. Through Bridges, Daniel is able to connect with the youth of the community in-which he serves, by utilizing “Rap music” to build a bridge between them and law enforcement.
Daniel says, “He believes you should be a part of the community not apart from it, which is why he started the Bridges program.
I came across Daniel on Instagram. I was listening to a song called, “Another Day” which Daniel wrote and raps on. The song describes the turmoil relationship between the public and those who serve and protect.
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