Left Bank Books and the Schlafly Library welcome 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 on Tuesday, September 25 at 7 pm.
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 office, 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" build on "toxic brotherhood."
The program will take place in the Schlafly auditorium, and will be covered by C-SPAN's Book TV.
Here is some additional information about the event.