Black Cop: One Officer's Struggle Staying Committed to His Community While Fighting Systemic Racism in the Police Department

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Black Cop

By: Michael T. Morrison


About the Book

Black Cop is author Michael T. Morrison’s story as a young black cop navigating experiences in predominately white police departments. As the general population is unaware of the racism experienced by black officers, Morrison’s story shares an insightful and interesting read into a world many do not know. The current racial climate in the United States makes his story relevant and educational, from his early days in poverty to his time in the police force. He hopes society can gain an understanding of black officers and their experiences through his words. You will find they are not immune from the plight that minority citizens have while existing in this country.


About the Author

Michael T. Morrison is a graduate of New Brunswick Theological Seminary with a master’s degree in ministry and community leadership. He has been teaching karate for over thirty years at Morrison’s American Karate in Newark and was inducted into the Martial Arts Hall of Honors in 2020. He is a reverend at First Baptist Church of South Orange, NJ, and the director and founder of the South Orange/Maplewood Mentor Program and was the first African American supervisor of the Maplewood Police Department. As a professional consultant, he trains officers in effective community policing. Additionally, he is a member of Newark Anti-Violence Committee (NAVC), an organization that aids victims of violent crime.


(2021, paperback, 44 pages)


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    Black Cop

    Posted by Unknown on Sep 3rd 2021

    This is a thought provoking text that provides the reader with insight from the perspective of an African American police officer trying to serve the community. It shows us the obstacles faced by non white officers. It hopefully opens our eyes to the reality of some sectors of policing in the US. I recommend this book for all those interested in this timely topic.