Standoff: Race, Policing, and a Deadly Assault That Gripped a Nation

Standoff: Race, Policing, and a Deadly Assault That Gripped a Nation

by Jamie Thompson

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Overview

Standoff is award-winning journalist Jamie Thompson's gripping account of a deadly night in Dallas, told through the eyes of those at the center of the events, who offer a nuanced look at race and policing in America

On the evening of July 7, 2016, protesters gathered in cities across the nation after police shot two black men, Philando Castile and Alton Sterling. As officers patrolled a march in Dallas, a young man stepped out of an SUV wearing a bulletproof vest and carrying a high-powered rifle. He killed five officers and wounded eleven others.

It fell to a small group of cops to corner the shooter inside a community college, where a fierce gun battle was followed by a stalemate. Crisis negotiator Larry Gordon, a 21-year department veteran, spent hours bonding with the gunman—over childhood ghosts and death and shared experiences of racial injustice in America—while his colleagues devised an unprecedented plan to bring the night to its dramatic end.

Thompson’s minute-by-minute account includes intimate portrayals of the negotiator, a surgeon who operated on the fallen officers, a mother of four shot down in the street, and the SWAT officers tasked with stopping the gunman. This is a deeply affecting story of real people navigating a terrifying crisis and a city's attempts to heal its divisions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250204202
Publisher: Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 09/22/2020
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 272,051
File size: 12 MB
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About the Author

Jamie Thompson covered the Dallas police shooting for The Washington Post. Her later account of that night for The Dallas Morning News won an Edward R. Murrow Award for excellence in writing. She has been a contributing editor for D Magazine and an associate professor of journalism at the University of Dallas. Her work also has appeared in Texas Monthly and the Tampa Bay Times.
Jamie Thompson covered the Dallas police shooting for The Washington Post. Her later account of that night for The Dallas Morning News won an Edward R. Murrow Award for excellence in writing. She has been a contributing editor for D Magazine and an associate professor of journalism at the University of Dallas. Her work also has appeared in Texas Monthly and the Tampa Bay Times.

Table of Contents

A Note to the Reader
Prologue
1. The Negotiator
2. The Police Chief
3. The Protester
4. Dallas SWAT
5. The Trauma Surgeon
6. Wonder Woman
7. Hotspot Duty
8. The Foxtrots
9. The Protest
10. Ambush
11. The Offensive
12. Code 100
13. The Firefight
14. Baylor Hospital
15. Target Identification
16. White Boy Wayne
17. Code Yellow
18. Words or Weapons
19. The Mayor
20. The Master Breacher
21. “Kill ’Em All”
22. Seeing Ghosts
23. The Wives
24. Mind-set
25. Preparations
26. The Gullah Wars
27. Calculations
28. Tying In
29. The Thin Blue Line
30. The Toll Rises
31. Backup
32. The Mother
33. Ready, Ready, Now
34. After
35. Daybreak
36. The Press Conference
37. The Memorial
38. X
39. The Long Night
40. Breathe
41. Loss
42. Beginnings
43. Unease
44. The Bunker Barn
45. Call It Out
46. The Prairie
Source Notes
Acknowledgments
Index

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