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Dean Book Review

July 28, 2020 @ 8:00 am 9:00 am MDT

With Elizabeth Kronk Warner, dean of the 
S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah

Please join Dean Elizabeth Kronk Warner for her monthly dean’s book review. The book to be reviewed will be, The Black and the Blue: A Cop Reveals the Crimes, Racism, and Injustice in America’s Law Enforcement by Matthew Horace. This book was selected because of the events that have taken place not only recently but events in our past.

During his 28-year career, Matthew Horace rose through the ranks from a police officer working the beat to a federal agent working criminal cases in some of the toughest communities in America to a highly decorated federal law enforcement executive managing high-profile investigations nationwide. Yet it was not until seven years into his service when Horace found himself face down on the ground with a gun pointed at his head by a white fellow officer-that he fully understood the racism seething within America’s police departments.

Through gut-wrenching reportage, on-the-ground research, and personal accounts from interviews with police and government officials around the country, Horace presents an insider’s examination of archaic police tactics. He dissects some of the nation’s most highly publicized police shootings and communities to explain how these systems and tactics have hurt the people they serve, revealing the mistakes that have stoked racist policing, sky-high incarceration rates, and an epidemic of violence. The book outlines the intersection of race and police brutality in America.

The book may be purchased or downloaded to your Kindle or Nook. It is not required that you purchase or read the book to participate in this book review.


1 hour CLE (pending).


S.J. Quinney College of Law