White police officers killing black men, protesters taking over college campuses, streets, and cities claiming injustice and demanding change. It seems unreal that officers are behaving the way the headlines allege, the events make us feel like the civil rights era has returned with social media and a 24 hour news cycle. Twenty year police veteran and public school teacher, Jerry Wuchte, wrote The Lines that Divide America: Race, Protests, and Police to provide a sensible voice and a needed perspective on the causes of today’s civil unrest. Award winning author of the Civil Rights Movement series, David Aretha, explained in a critique that the book is not a right-winger’s rant about how the left has ruined the country, but instead an attempt to steer the country in the correct, sensible direction.
About the Author
Jerry Wuchte was a decorated law enforcement officer for twenty years in Augusta, Georgia. During his career he served in numerous capacities including as a narcotics detective, SWAT team member, and training officer. Jerry left law enforcement in 2010 and holds a master’s degree in education. For the next several years he taught history at inner city high school. Jerry has teaching certifications in economics, political science, U.S. and world history. The Lines that Divide America: Race, Protests, and Police, is Jerry’s first book. He worked with David Aretha an experienced editor and award winning author. Jerry hopes his insight and experience will provide a sensible and alternate voice to social issues that cause civil unrest.