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13 days in Ferguson
Johnson, Ron (Police officer), author.
Publication Information:
Carol Stream, Illinois : Tyndale Momentum, [2018]

Physical Description:
291 pages ; 24 cm
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. 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.
General Note:
At head of title on dust jacket: A memoir.
Prologue: Confrontation -- Michael Brown's body -- "This is war" -- "These people" -- "Why am I different?" -- Waiting for the storm -- A different morning -- "I need answers" -- "Save our sons" -- "No more than I can bear" -- "I am you" -- A bullet has no name -- Man, Black man, trooper -- "Where have you been?" -- "Trouble doesn't last always" -- Epilogue: After Ferguson.
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