Policing Ferguson, Policing America by Thomas Jackson audiobook

Policing Ferguson, Policing America: What Really Happened . . . and What the Country Can Learn from It

By Thomas Jackson
Read by Todd McLaren

Tantor Audio 9781510719767

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665243841

  • ISBN: 9781665243834

  • ISBN: 9781665243858

Runtime: 7.31 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Following the fatal shooting in broad daylight of unarmed African American Michael Brown by a white cop in August 2014, Ferguson, Missouri, became the scene of protests that pitted law enforcement against locals and Black Lives matter activists. The media firestorm has not waned, and, in fact, has grown stronger in light of all the recent violence by and against police officers nationwide. According to Ferguson's former police chief Tom Jackson, the uninformed media actually fans the flames of unrest and exploits the situation: infotainment optics have become more important than truth, while social media spreads the news without providing context. Policing Ferguson, Policing America is the book that finally tells the inside story of what happened in Ferguson, and how good guys became the bad guys through media and political distortion.

Pressure is at a boiling point. In 2016, America has been rocked by heart-wrenching fatal shootings of African Americans by police officers in Louisiana and in Minnesota, and by the shootings of police officers in Dallas, Baton Rouge, and Kansas City that left eleven officers dead and a dozen more wounded. To many Americans, the central theme of this continuing bloody story is one of racial injustice and out-of-control policing.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

To understand what happened in Ferguson for real, Policing Ferguson is a must read! Kevin Jackson, bestselling author, FOX News contributor

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Author Bio: Thomas Jackson

Author Bio: Thomas Jackson

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Runtime: 7.31
Audience: Adult
Language: English