Detecting The Color Of Suspicion

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New book follows one man’s audacious move to become a whistle blower against a police force

Xlibris, the print-on-demand self-publishing services provider, announced today the release of The Color of Suspicion: The Demise of the Inner City Family. Authored by Sergeant Shawn M. Boal, this book takes a daring look at the anomalies that go on behind a seemingly unstained police department.

Unbeknownst to many, internal drug scandals, murder, police brutality, and blatant misconduct towards citizens unfold in a police department. One police sergeant stands up and blows the whistle on the severe acts of injustice; which hampers its inner-city families. Additionally, from the recruitment process to an officer being submerged into the police subculture, the police persona overwhelmingly places minorities within the crosshairs of police harassment and abuse of authority. In this release, Sergeant Boal, a fifteen-year veteran, vividly describes egregious police acts and relates their devastating consequences to the current demise of the inner city family structure. In addition, he uses examples from prior police calls of grisly homicides, ghastly child abuse cases, and brazen parental neglect to show the current strains inner-city families are enduring.

Honest, candid, and blunt, The Color Of Suspicion: The Demise of the Inner City Family is an eye-opening account that looks at the reality of the injustice created by some of the people the citizens expect to posses fairness and integrity.

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About the Author
Shawn M. Boal has nearly fifteen years experience as a police officer and sergeant for a large inner-city police department. He has obtained a bachelor’s degree in sociology, an associate degree in nursing, and an associate degree in criminal justice. Boal’s volunteer work includes an international medical mission trip, 11 years as a mentor in United Way’s Big Brother Program, and aided at a local hospital’s spiritual health department. He resides in Akron, Ohio, the same city, which he served and protected.

The Color Of Suspicion * by Shawn M. Boal
The Demise of the Inner City Family
Publication Date: March 08, 2011
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 191 pages; 978-1-4568-8339-3
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 191 pages; 978-1-4568-8340-9
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4568-8341-6

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