13 days in Ferguson
|Format:||Print Book 2018|
|Availability:||Available at 21 Libraries 21 of 21 copies|
On August 14, 2014, five days after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown ignited race riots throughout the city of Ferguson, Missouri, the nation found an unlikely hero in Captain Ron Johnson of the Missouri Highway Patrol. Charged with the Herculean task of restoring peace between a hostile African American community and the local police, Johnson, a 30-year law enforcement veteran and an African American, did the unthinkable; he took off his bullet-proof vest and joined the protesters.The 13 days and nights that followed were the most trying of Johnson's life--professionally, emotionally, and spiritually. Officers in his own command called him a traitor. Lifelong friends stopped speaking to him. The media questioned and criticized his every decision. Alone at the center of the firestorm, with only his family and his faith to cling to, Johnson persevered in his belief that the only way to effectively bridge the divide between black and blue is to--literally--walk across it.In 13 Days in Ferguson , Johnson shares, for the first time, his view of what happened during the thirteen turbulent days he spent stabilizing the city of Ferguson, and the extraordinary impact those two historic weeks had on his faith, his approach to leadership, and on what he perceives to be the most viable solution to the issues of racism and prejudice in America.
Day 1: Michael Brown's body
Day 2: "This is war"
Day 3: "These people"
Day 4: "Why am I different?"
Day 5: Waiting for the storm
Day 6 (daylight): A different morning
Day 6 (after dark): "I need answers"
Day 7: "Save our sons"
Day 8: "No more than I can bear"
Day 9: "I am you"
Day 10: A bullet has no name
Day 11: Man, Black man, trooper
Day 12: "Where have you been?"
Day 13: "Trouble doesn't last always"
Epilogue: After Ferguson.
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-- (Police officer)
Ferguson (Mo.). -- Police Department -- Biography.
Police -- Missouri -- Ferguson.
Police -- Missouri -- Ferguson -- Biography.
Discrimination in criminal justice administration -- Missouri -- Ferguson -- Case studies.
Police shootings -- Missouri -- Ferguson -- Case studies.
Protest movements -- Missouri -- Ferguson.
Police-community relations -- Missouri -- Ferguson.
African Americans -- Violence against -- Missouri -- Ferguson -- Case studies.
Ferguson (Mo.) -- Race relations.
|Publisher|| Carol Stream, Illinois :2018
|Other Titles|| Thirteen days in Ferguson
At head of title on dust jacket: A memoir.
Includes discussion questions.
291 pages ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-280).