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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.

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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.

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

"Chief Jackson's insight and brutal honesty are a refreshing change from the disgraceful fiction manufactured by reporters, politicians, and protesters in the wake of the Ferguson riots. If you seek the truth, you'll find it in these pages.” ---Jeff Roorda, author of The War on Police

Policing Ferguson, Policing America will, and should, become a primary source of information for anyone wanting to learn what really happened in Ferguson." ---Ed Wojcicki, executive director, Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police

“For those who feel a responsibility to seek the truth in understanding the complexities of ‘right-and-wrong,’ Policing Ferguson, Policing America offers deep and compassionate insights into the national shame of racism and failed public policy, the challenges faced by every community and its respectful law enforcement, and what we as a collective society can do in building a better future for all.” ---Mark Laycock, internationally acclaimed conductor and composer

Policing Ferguson, Policing America

What Really Happened . . . and What the Country Can Learn from It

Author Thomas Jackson

Narrated by Todd McLaren

Publication date Oct 31, 2017

Running time 7 hrs 19 min

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