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Frederick Douglass Reynolds- Black, White, and Gray All Over

Full Title: Frederick Douglass Reynolds- Black, White, and Gray All Over: A Black Man's Odyssey in Life and Law Enforcement


5 Stars


A powerful read


An amazingly powerful memoir from Retired LA county Sheriff’s homicide investigator. First, he grew up in Detroit, and it was almost clear that his path would not lead to being a police officer, especially since he was also black. Then, unexpectedly, he found himself as a recruit, a police officer, and detective that created this successful career. Being a police officer in LA county in California, is not the easiest job, since, in the 1980s where most of his career spanned, Compton was one of the most dangerous cities. This book was written very well. I am really glad that he decided to pick up a pen and write his memoirs, the history of his career, and the true crimes that took a toll on him, both professionally and personally. I also applaud this man's story, and I believe that more people should read this book. See the stories, hear the history of a black cop, and yes, it's not just black or blue, it can be both. This is a must read. It shouldn't be about race, but it is, and it's important to make that note here. I am so honored to read his story. It shouldn't be about black, white, blue, brown or whatever, but about right and wrong. Justice and injustice. It's a raw and intense read, and I enjoyed every word of it. It gives you a new perspective on a life you can't relate to unless you've done it yourself. Black, White, and Gray All Over: A Black Man's Odyssey in Life and Law Enforcement is a definite recommendation by Amy's Bookshelf Reviews. I look forward to reading many more titles by this author.


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