The Black and the Blue by Matthew Horace audiobook

The Black and the Blue: A Cop Reveals the Crimes, Racism, and Injustice in America’s Law Enforcement

By Matthew Horace  and Ron Harris
Read by Matthew Horace

Hachette Books, Da Capo Press 9780316440080
9.49 Hours 1
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CNN law enforcement contributor Matthew Horace offers an unforgettable account of the racism, crimes, and colorlines that permeate America’s law enforcement and lays out a means for change. Matthew Horace was an officer at the federal, state, and local level for twenty-eight 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.

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Summary

Summary

Longlisted for the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction

A Millions.com Pick of Best Anti-Racist Reading

CNN law enforcement contributor Matthew Horace offers an unforgettable account of the racism, crimes, and colorlines that permeate America’s law enforcement and lays out a means for change.

Matthew Horace was an officer at the federal, state, and local level for twenty-eight 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A must-read for anyone who wants to understand the intersection of race and police brutality in America.” Congressman John Lewis
“A black cop’s frank look at tensions between police, communities of color…From an insider who respects his profession yet is willing to reveal its flaws.” USA Today
“If anger and sorrow haven’t flooded to the surface when the last page is turned, go back and start again.” Shelf Awareness (starred review)
“Horace, with coauthor Harris, conducted interviews with approximately 100 cops, officials, community advocates, and survivors of police shootings between 2015 and 2017. The book skillfully weaves together Horace’s own harrowing and enlightening experiences with the stories and reflections of those interviewed.” Booklist (starred review)
“The hidden dysfunctions in American policing are laid bare in this searching exposé…Horace’s street cred and hard-won insights make this one of the best treatments yet of police misconduct.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Shedding light on racial stereotypes and how they play out in police departments across America.” Salon
The Black and Blue is full of hard truths—truths that every American needs to hear, if we ever really want to consider reform.” D. Watkins, New York Times bestselling author
“Perceptive and profound.” New Yorker
“Insightful, honest, and probing…As thoughtful a book as has been published on American policing.” Wesley Lowery, author of They Can’t Kill Us All
“A powerful and courageous truth telling…A clear statement of how white supremacy controls what is believed to be justice in America.” Flores A. Forbes, American Book Award–winning author

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Author Bio: Matthew Horace

Author Bio: Matthew Horace

Matthew Horace is a law enforcement and security contributor to CNN and The Wall Street Journal, and an internationally-recognized leadership expert in the field.

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Author Bio: Ron Harris

Author Bio: Ron Harris

Ron Harris is a former reporter and editor for the Los Angeles Times and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Currently, he is a professor at Howard University.

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Details

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Runtime: 9.49
Audience: Adult
Language: English