Soul of a Black Cop

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WordMaster and Associates LLC, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 207 pages
Pulitzer Prize winning author Leon Litwack calls Brian Willingham's Soul of a Black Cop "A scream from the bottom... a compelling and often unnerving documentary portrait of an urban war zone... the day to day experiences of America's interior exiles." The author is a black city cop in the Flint, Michigan, of Michael Moore fame. His beat is the ghetto, where a decaying city has imprisoned its downtrodden. There's no where else to go, and Willingham illustrates this through story after heartwrenching story and his profound comprehension of the human condition. It is a story of eight months in hell. Some say racism doesn't exist; others blame the suffering. A must-read book for all those in any type of social work, indeed a book for all America
 

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Contents

The Mourning After
1
No Peace of Mind
7
Six Hours of an 8Hour Shift
15
Thanksgiving Dinner
21
Social Justice?
28
New Year Old Problem
34
Grief of a Childless Father
41
Whos going to help me?
47
My Own Father
99
Tears of a Young Father
105
All in a Days Work
113
Success is Hard to Find
119
Nine Warrants No Arrest
127
Trust Lost
136
No Way Out
145
Guns and Power
152

The Breaking Point
55
Children of Destiny
63
The Lost Daughter
69
Another Trip to the Mental Ward
78
No Room at the Shelter
84
Sons of Crack
91
High Noon
160
Her Wits End
167
Ebb and Flow
178
Sometimes it Snows in April
187
On the Seventh Day
196
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About the author (2004)

Brian Willingham is a black police officer in inner-city Flint, Michigan. He is the author of Thunder Enlightening, the poetry and photography of a black man in middle America

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