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The Thin Black Line: True Stories by Black Law Enforcement Officers Policing America's Meanest Streets (Larry Cole)

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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 accompa
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ebook, 320 pages
Published January 6th 2009 by Forge Books (first published January 20th 2008)
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Florence
Short vignettes about being African American and having a career in law enforcement. The pieces were too brief to get an overall sense of an individual's life on the force. I was surprised by the altruism voiced by many prison guards. They said they wanted to steer their charges toward a better life.
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