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The black and the blue : a cop reveals the crimes, racism, and injustice in America's law enforcement / Matthew Horace and Ron Harris.

Horace, Matthew, (author,, narrator.). Harris, Ron (Journalism professor), (author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Greensburg-Decatur Co PL - Greensburg CDBK 363.2 HORACE (Text) 32826014265771 Books on CD Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781549145056
  • ISBN: 1549145053
  • Physical Description: 8 audio discs (9 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in. +
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [New York, NY] : Hachette Audio ; [2018]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from container.
Compact discs.
Formatted Contents Note:
The boogeyman -- Being black in blue -- Who matters most? -- The system -- The conspiracy -- We can't be made whole -- A culture of criminality -- Culture versus strategy -- A murder in Chicago -- The cover-up -- Damage control -- The journey forward -- At the end of failing systems -- Epilogue.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Matthew Horace.
Summary, etc.:
Matthew Horace was an officer at the federal, state, and local level for 28 years working in every state in the country. Yet it was after seven years of service when Horace found himself face-down on the ground with a gun pointed at his head by a white fellow officer, that he fully understood the racism seething within America's police departments. Using gut-wrenching reportage, on-the-ground research, and personal accounts garnered by interviews with police and government officials around the country, Horace presents an insider's examination of police tactics, which he concludes is an "archaic system" built on "toxic brotherhood." Horace dissects some of the nation's most highly publicized police shootings and communities highlighted in the Black Lives Matter movement and beyond to explain how these systems and tactics have had detrimental outcomes to the people they serve. Horace provides fresh analysis on communities experiencing the high killing and imprisonment rates due to racist policing such as Ferguson, New Orleans, Baltimore, and Chicago from a law enforcement point of view and uncovers what has sown the seeds of violence. Timely and provocative, The Black and The Blue sheds light on what truly goes on behind the blue line.
Subject: Horace, Matthew.
Police > United States > Biography.
African American police > Biography.
Discrimination in law enforcement > United States.
Police brutality > United States.
Genre: Autobiographies.
Audiobooks.

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