The Thin Black Line

The Thin Black Line

True Stories by Black Law Enforcement Officers Policing America's Meanest Streets

Book - 2009
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Baker & Taylor
A tribute to the contributions of African-American law enforcement officers shares the stories of a policewoman who infiltrates and testifies against drug gangs at the risk of her own life, a county sheriff who took on a homicidal crack dealer unaided, and other true stories.

McMillan Palgrave
A nonfiction collection of the exploits and accomplishments of African American law enforcement officers.

Meet the black men and women policing our meanest streets . . .
LaVerne Dunlap - She infiltrates drug gangs and testifies against them in court . . . only to have the drug lords come gunning for her.
Dep. County Sheriff Winroe Reed - He goes into America's "Homicide Capital" alone to apprehend a 6'9" homicidal crack dealer . . . a man so dangerous no other cops would accompany him.
Robbie Robinson - A movie actor/martial arts star/probation officer, he takes down LA's toughest gangs.
These are just a few of the courageous black heroes in Hugh Holton's The Thin Black Line.


Blackwell North Amer
Joining the Chicago Police Department after his return from Vietnam in the late 1960s, Hugh Holton became part of the first generation of African-Americans to enter law enforcement in significant numbers. In The Thin Black Line, some of these black law enforcement officers describe their most courageous and outrageous exploits. They have enforced the law in the midst of a crime/drug pandemic and convulsive social change.

Baker
& Taylor

A tribute to the contributions of African-American law enforcement officers shares the stories of a policewoman who infiltrates and testifies against drug gangs at the risk of her own life, a county sheriff who took on a homicidal crack dealer unaided, and others. 30,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Forge, 2009, c2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312868208
0312868200
Characteristics: 318 p. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Holton, Hugh

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