• by Paul Butler
  • Narrated by JD Jackson
  • 8 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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 raped 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.


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Customer Reviews

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Good Information

I found out about this book watching MSNBC one night & thought it would give me more current policing insight & it did just that. Knowing new tactics & coming from a reliable source was extremely helpful. must read for all, especially those of color.
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- A. Hayden

Extremely Informative, descriptive story

regarding the plight of the black man as it relates to policing and the criminal justice system. Its a narrative that every man of color should read in order to better understand his rights, responsibilities and to simply gain knowledge about how the criminal justice system works to criminalize men of color. it would appear that the criminal justice system is working perfectly to ensure mass incarceration of men of color and that no real Justice exists. Men of color are guilty until proven innocent.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-11-2017
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio