Inside the Divide between the Police and Black America
On Sale: May 9, 2017
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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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