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B BRATTON
Descript.
495 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
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Includes index.
Summary
"When Bill Bratton became a Boston street cop after returning from serving in Vietnam, he was dismayed by the corrupt old guard , and it is fair to say the old guard was dismayed by him too. But his success fighting crime could not be denied. Propelled by extraordinary results, Bratton had a dazzling rise, and ultimately a dazzling career, becoming the most famous police commissioner of modern times. The Profession is the story of that career in full. Everywhere he went, Bratton brought his revolutionary data-driven approach and extraordinary leadership skills to bear to slash crime rates and professionalize the vocation of the cop. But his career has not been without controversy, and central to the reckoning of The Profession is the fundamental crisis of relations between the Black community and law enforcement, a crisis he now believes has been inflamed by the unforeseen consequences of some well-intentioned policies. Crime exacts a terrible cost on us, but so can punishment. Building trust between a police force and the community it is sworn to protect is in many ways, Bratton argues, the first task--without genuine trust in law enforcement to do the right thing, little else is possible. The Profession is both a searching examination of the path of policing over the past fifty years, for good and also for ill, and a master class in transformative leadership. Bill Bratton was never brought into a police department to maintain the status quo; wherever he went, from the New York Transit Police in the 80's to Los Angeles after Rodney King to New York again in the era of unchecked stop and frisk, root and branch reinvention was the order of the day, and he met the challenge. There are few other positions on earth in which life-and-death stakes combine with intense public scrutiny and turbulent political cross-winds as they do for the police chief of a major American city. Now more than ever, when the role of the police in society is under a microscope like never before, and for good reasons, Bill Bratton's authority on the subject of improving law enforcement is profoundly useful. The Profession presents not only a fascinating and colorful life at the heights of law enforcement leadership, but the vision for the future of American policing that we sorely need"-- Provided by publisher.
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Alt Author
Knobler, Peter.
ISBN/ISSN
9780525558194 (hardcover)
0525558195 (hardcover)
Call #
362.88 H
Descript.
389 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 383-389).
Contents
Sunday, March 22, to Wednesday, March 25, 2015 : "Wake up. This is a robbery." -- March 25 through June 2015 : "There is no evidence to support the claims that this was a stranger abduction, or an abduction at all. Given the facts that have been presented thus far, this appears to be an orchestrated event and not a kidnapping." -- June 2015 to present : "Denise and Aaron are shining examples of how to find love in tragedy, strength in sorrow, power in reconnection."
Summary
"The shocking true story of a bizarre kidnapping and the victims' revictimization by the justice system In March 2015, Denise Huskins and her boyfriend, Aaron Quinn, awoke from sound sleep to a nightmare. Armed men bound and drugged them, then abducted Denise and warned Aaron not to call the police or she would be killed. Aaron agonized about what to do. Finally he put his trust in law enforcement and dialed 911. But instead of searching for Denise, the police accused Aaron of her murder. His story, they told him, was just unbelievable. When Denise was let go, the police turned on her, dubbing her the "real-life Gone Girl," saying she had faked her own kidnapping. In Victim F, Aaron and Denise recount the horrific ordeal that almost cost them everything. Like too many victims of sexual violence, they were dismissed, disbelieved, and dragged through the mud. With no one to rely on except each other, they took on the victim blaming, harassment, misogyny, and abuse of power running rife in the criminal justice system. Their story is, in the end, a love story, but one that sheds necessary light on sexual assault and the abuse by law enforcement that all too frequently compounds crime victims' suffering"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject
Alt Author
Egan, Nicole Weisensee.
Quinn, Aaron.
ISBN/ISSN
9780593099964 (hardcover)
0593099966
Call #
323 K
Edition
First edition.
Descript.
xvi, 381 pages ; 25 cm
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Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-367) and index.
Contents
When cops burst through your door : warrantless home raids --L'enfant c'est moi-child protective services and state-sponsored kidnapping --Your money or your freedom --When policing pays for itself --Free speech and the individual American --Protestors, the press, and an embattled First Amendment --State power run amok --Cops, courts, and jails.
Summary
"A revealing book about how government, law enforcement, and bureaucratic interests are seizing our property, our children, our savings, and our fundamental American rights-and how to fight back. Liberty and justice for all is the bedrock of American democracy, but has America betrayed our founders' vision for the nation? In When They Come For You, New York Times bestselling author David Kirby exposes federal, state, and local violations of basic constitutional rights that should trouble every American, whether liberal, conservative, or libertarian. Free speech, privacy, protection from unreasonable search and seizure, due process, and equal protection under the law are rights that belong to every American citizen, but are being shredded at an alarming rate all across the country. Police and prosecutorial misconduct, overzealous bureaucrats with virtually unchecked power, unwarranted searches, SWAT-style raids on the homes of innocent Americans, crackdowns on a free press and the right to protest, removing children from their parents without cause, "debtors prisons," restricting freedom of health choice, seizing private assets for government profit, and much more demonstrate how deeply our rights and our national values are eroding. When They Come For You uses true stories of everyday citizens to reveal how our federal, state, and municipal governments, police, lawmakers, judges, revenue agents, unelected power brokers, and even government social workers are eviscerating our most fundamental liberties. And, it shows how people are fighting back-and winning"-- Provided by publisher.
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ISBN/ISSN
9781250064363 (hardcover)
1250064368 (hardcover)
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