Tuesday, September 25, 7pm
St. Louis Public Library - Schlafly Branch
Left Bank Books welcomes law enforcement and security contributor Matthew Horace, who will sign and discuss his new book, The Black and the Blue: A Cop Reveals the Crimes, Racism, and Injustice in America's Law Enforcement, with co-author Ron Harris!
Matthew Horace was an officer at the federal, state, and local level for 28 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."
"This is a must-read for anyone who wants to understand the intersection of race and police brutality in America. Telling this story demonstrates nothing but raw courage for a black police officer who wants the truth to prevail." —John Lewis
This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of The Black and the Blue from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line. Click here to pre-order your copy!
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.