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Standoff : race, policing, and a deadly assault that gripped a nation / Jamie Thompson.

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Summary:

"On July 7, 2016, hundreds of protesters gathered in Dallas after the shooting of two black men--Philando Castile and Alton Sterling--by white policemen. One hundred Dallas police officers stood guard. At around nine p.m., a gunman opened fire into the line of officers from behind. Five were killed and a dozen more injured. Senior Cpl. Larry Gordon ... managed to keep the shooter talking ... to buy the SWAT officers enough time to come up with a strategy to take him out--one that was extremely controversial and unprecedented on American soil. Thompson's ... portrait of the lives of the shooter and the hostage negotiator, as well as the officers, the black surgeon who operated on them, and their families, gets to the heart of the ... issue of race and policing in our country." --Provided by publisher.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker County Library 364.152340976 .T473s 2020 (Text) 37814003315331 NON-FICTION - NEW Book System_Only_3months 10/23/2020 Available -
Hermiston Public Library 364.152 THO (Text) 37838000539007 Adult Non-Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 10/21/2020 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250204219
  • ISBN: 1250204216
  • Physical Description: xix, 294 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2020.

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-284) and index.
Summary, etc.:
"On July 7, 2016, hundreds of protesters gathered in Dallas after the shooting of two black men--Philando Castile and Alton Sterling--by white policemen. One hundred Dallas police officers stood guard. At around nine p.m., a gunman opened fire into the line of officers from behind. Five were killed and a dozen more injured. Senior Cpl. Larry Gordon ... managed to keep the shooter talking ... to buy the SWAT officers enough time to come up with a strategy to take him out--one that was extremely controversial and unprecedented on American soil. Thompson's ... portrait of the lives of the shooter and the hostage negotiator, as well as the officers, the black surgeon who operated on them, and their families, gets to the heart of the ... issue of race and policing in our country." --Provided by publisher.
Subject: Police > Violence against > Texas > Dallas.
Mass shootings > Texas > Dallas.
Hostage negotiations > Texas > Dallas.
Police-community relations > Texas > Dallas.
Discrimination in law enforcement > United States.

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