Black and Blue: Inside the Divide between the Police and Black America

By | January 10, 2018
Black and Blue: Inside the Divide between the Police and Black America Author Jeff Pegues
ISBN-10 1633882578
ISBN-13 9781633882577
Year 2017-05-09
Pages 279
Language English
Publisher Prometheus Books
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The recent killings in Dallas Baton Rouge Ferguson and elsewhere are just the latest examples of the longstanding rift between law enforcement and people of color In this revealing journey to the heart of a growing crisis CBS News Justice and Homeland Security Correspondent Jeff Pegues provides unbiased facts statistics and perspectives from both sides of the community police divide Pegues has rare access to top law enforcement officials throughout the country including FBI Director James Comey and police chiefs in major cities He has also interviewed police union leaders community activists and others at the heart of this crisis people on both sides who are trying to push American law enforcement in a new direction How do police officers perceive the people of color who live in high crime areas How are they viewed by the communities that they police Pegues explores these questions and more through interviews not only with police chiefs but also officers on the ground both black and white In addition he goes to the front lines of the debate as crime spikes in some of the nation s major cities What he found will surprise you as police give a candid look at how their jobs have changed and become more dangerous Turning to possible solutions the author summarizes the best recommendations from police chiefs politicians and activists Readers will not only be informed but learn what they can do about tensions with police in their communities

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