Loading, please wait...
:

product description page

Chokehold : Policing Black Men - by Paul Butler (Hardcover)

Chokehold : Policing Black Men -  by Paul Butler (Hardcover) - image 1 of 1

About this item

Nominated for the 49th NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work (Nonfiction)

A 2017 Washington Post Notable Book
A Kirkus Best Book of 2017

“Butler has hit his stride. This is a meditation, a sonnet, a legal brief, a poetry slam and a dissertation that represents the full bloom of his early thesis: The justice system does not work for blacks, particularly black men.”
The Washington Post

“The most readable and provocative account of the consequences of the war on drugs since Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow . . . .”
The New York Times Book Review
“Powerful . . . deeply informed from a legal standpoint and yet in some ways still highly personal”
The Times Literary Supplement (London)


With the eloquence of Ta-Nehisi Coates and the persuasive research of Michelle Alexander, a former federal prosecutor explains how the system really works, and how to disrupt it

Cops, politicians, and ordinary people are afraid of black men. The result is the Chokehold: laws and practices that treat every African American man like a thug. In this explosive new book, an African American former federal prosecutor shows that the system is working exactly the way it’s supposed to. Black men are always under watch, and police violence is widespread—all with the support of judges and politicians.

In his no-holds-barred style, Butler, whose scholarship has been featured on 60 Minutes, uses new data to demonstrate that white men commit the majority of violent crime in the United States. For example, a white woman is ten times more likely to be ****** by a white male acquaintance than be the victim of a violent crime perpetrated by a black man. Butler also frankly discusses the problem of black on black violence and how to keep communities safer—without relying as much on police.

Chokehold powerfully demonstrates why current efforts to reform law enforcement will not create lasting change. Butler’s controversial recommendations about how to crash the system, and when it’s better for a black man to plead guilty—even if he’s innocent—are sure to be game-changers in the national debate about policing, criminal justice, and race relations.
Number of Pages: 304
Genre: Freedom + Security / Law Enforcement, Social Science
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Two Rivers Distribution
Author: Paul Butler
Language: English
Street Date: July 11, 2017
TCIN: 51498867
UPC: 9781595589057
Item Number (DPCI): 248-21-9891
If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it. Report incorrect product info.
$18.32
MSRPwas $26.95
Loading, please wait...

Guest reviews

1
overall: 5 out of 5 stars, see all reviews

Most recent reviews

(would recommend)
5 out of 5 stars
DrDiBrell 1 year ago
Paul Butler is and outstanding human being and correct in all that he had to say in his awesome book. One must read his book to learn how precious this American is and about his many contributions to society in spite of being ‘black in America’. Mr. Lamb’s TV interview of Paul Butler is where we lea...see moreof the reviewer's review
Do you find this helpful?
yes (0)no (0)report

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.