They Can't Kill Us All

Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era in America's Racial Justice Movement
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Product Number: DD26557
Released: Nov 01, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781478943211
Narrator/s: Ron Butler
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A deeply reported book that brings alive the quest for justice in the deaths of Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, and Freddie Gray, offering both unparalleled insight into the reality of police violence in America and an intimate, moving portrait of those working to end it Conducting hundreds of interviews during the course of over one year reporting on the ground, Washington Post writer Wesley Lowery traveled from Ferguson, Missouri, to Cleveland, Ohio; Charleston, South Carolina; and Baltimore, Maryland; and then back to Ferguson to uncover life inside the most heavily policed, if otherwise neglected, corners of America today. In an effort to grasp the magnitude of the repose to Michael Brown's death and understand the scale of the problem police violence represents, Lowery speaks to Brown's family and the families of other victims other victims' families as well as local activists. By posing the question, "What does the loss of any one life mean to the rest of the nation?" Lowery examines the cumulative effect of decades of racially biased policing in segregated neighborhoods with failing schools, crumbling infrastructure and too few jobs. Studded with moments of joy, and tragedy, They Can't Kill Us All offers a historically informed look at the standoff between the police and those they are sworn to protect, showing that civil unrest is just one tool of resistance in the broader struggle for justice. As Lowery brings vividly to life, the protests against police killings are also about the black community's long history on the receiving end of perceived and actual acts of injustice and discrimination. They Can't Kill Us All grapples with a persistent if also largely unexamined aspect of the otherwise transformative presidency of Barack Obama: the failure to deliver tangible security and opportunity to those Americans most in need of both.

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Author(s): Wesley Lowery
Narrator(s): Ron Butler
Product Number Z100118460
Released: Nov 15, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
ISBN: #9781478943198
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Author(s): Wesley Lowery
Product Number EB00670210
Released: Nov 15, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780316502160

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