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

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Macmillan, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 318 pages
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.
 

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THE THIN BLACK LINE: True Stories by Black Law Enforcement Officers Policing America's Meanest Streets

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Stimulating narratives from police officers who have walked the most crime-ridden beats in inner-city America.Author of a dozen police procedurals (Criminal Element, 2002, etc.), the late Holton was a ... Read full review

Contents

Editors Note
7
Deputy Sergeant Winroe Reed retired
15
LaVerne Dunlap retired
22
Chris Saffron New York Police Department
31
Captain Sam Welch Indiana State Corrections
39
Chief James Butts formerly of the Santa Monica
55
Detective Lester Norvell retired Michigan City
63
Kenny Brown Beverly Hills Police
71
Officer Roger Tucker Philadelphia Police Department
131
Sergeant Melvin Stokes Jefferson Parish Louisiana
147
Herbert Milton Chicago Police Department
161
Sergeant Leonard Ross Los Angeles Police
179
Captain Commander Hugh Holton deceased Chicago
189
Officer Angela Pate Chicago Police Department
259
Officer Nora Smelser Chicago Police Department
271
Aaron Holton Chicago Police Department 293 Sergeant II Wayne Guillary Los Angeles Police
319

Commissioner John O Boone Massachusetts
77
Lieutenant Valinicia Renee Washington New Orleans
109

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About the author (2009)

Police Lieutenant HUGH HOLTON was a twenty-nine year veteran of the Chicago Police Department. He wrote several bestselling novels, including, Time of the Assassins, The Left Hand of God, and Violent Crimes. At the time of his death, Hugh Holton was the highest ranking active police officer writing novels in America.

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