By Gary Hardwick
Raised within the bosom of the internal urban, white Detroit murder cop Danny Cavanaugh speaks and acts with the unmistakable angle of a black guy. however the savage murders of prosperous African-Americans are plunging him into the city center of terror, the place he'll research first-hand how strong, inviolate -- and lethal -- the colour line actually is.
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Lucy had descended those stairs thousands of times and never had she slipped. Sure she was old, but she was in good shape. He didn’t like to think about it because if she didn’t slip and fall, then the alternative was too terrible to imagine. “I only bring it up,” said Gordon, “because you always do at some point. ” Danny had successfully completed an anger management course, but it was strongly suggested that he see the department shrink in order to solidify his hold on a gold shield. Danny’s history of overzealous law enforcement was not a help to his career.
Yeah,” said Danny. “I hear that all the time. But I don’t understand that shit. ” asked Gordon. ” “Not like the brothers have,” said Danny. ” Danny didn’t think a guy like Gordon could understand how black people took their pain and pushed it into a deep place where it stayed just behind every thought, perception, hope, and fear. And how you did this until it became an insepara- 40 G A RY H A R D W I C K ble part of you, like a psychological shadow cast by the cold, fucked-up light of the world.
Robert Cavanaugh was a hard man, tough and uncompromising. He’d shot two men during his tenure as a cop—one of them died. Yes, he could do it, but why was the question. “I don’t know,” said Danny. “I’m just a little fucked up about it, you know. ” “No,” said Danny, laughing a little. ” “I wouldn’t do that to my father. It’s just that . . he was supposed to take care of her. He didn’t. ” “Then you have to talk with your father about it at some point,” said Gordon. “I try,” said Danny. “My old man just won’t let me go there.
Color of Justice by Gary Hardwick
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