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Author: Matthew Horace, Ron Harris Narrator: Matthew Horace Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2018 ISBN: 9781549194498
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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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Quotes & Awards

  • “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

  • 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

  • “A great deal has been said on this subject, but very little of it [is as] perceptive and profound as The Black and the Blue."

    New Yorker

  • “Insightful, honest, and probing, The Black and the Blue is as thoughtful a book as has been published on American policing in recent years.”

    Wesley Lowery, author of They Can’t Kill Us All

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About the Author

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.