The War on Cops

The War on Cops
Author: Heather Mac Donald
Publsiher: Encounter Books
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2017-09-19
ISBN 10: 1594039690
ISBN 13: 9781594039690
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The War on Cops Book Review:

Violent crime has been rising sharply in many American cities after two decades of decline. Homicides jumped nearly 17 percent in 2015 in the largest 50 cities, the biggest one-year increase since 1993. The reason is what Heather Mac Donald first identified nationally as the “Ferguson effect”: Since the 2014 police shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, officers have been backing off of proactive policing, and criminals are becoming emboldened. This book expands on Mac Donald’s groundbreaking and controversial reporting on the Ferguson effect and the criminal-justice system. It deconstructs the central narrative of the Black Lives Matter movement: that racist cops are the greatest threat to young black males. On the contrary, it is criminals and gangbangers who are responsible for the high black homicide death rate. The War on Cops exposes the truth about officer use of force and explodes the conceit of “mass incarceration.” A rigorous analysis of data shows that crime, not race, drives police actions and prison rates. The growth of proactive policing in the 1990s, along with lengthened sentences for violent crime, saved thousands of minority lives. In fact, Mac Donald argues, no government agency is more dedicated to the proposition that “black lives matter” than today’s data-driven, accountable police department. Mac Donald gives voice to the many residents of high-crime neighborhoods who want proactive policing. She warns that race-based attacks on the criminal-justice system, from the White House on down, are eroding the authority of law and putting lives at risk. This book is a call for a more honest and informed debate about policing, crime, and race.

The War on Cops

The War on Cops
Author: Heather Mac Donald
Publsiher: Encounter Books
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2016-06-21
ISBN 10: 1594038767
ISBN 13: 9781594038761
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The War on Cops Book Review:

Violent crime has been rising sharply in many American cities after two decades of decline. Homicides jumped nearly 17 percent in 2015 in the largest 50 cities, the biggest one-year increase since 1993. The reason is what Heather Mac Donald first identified nationally as the “Ferguson effect”: Since the 2014 police shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, officers have been backing off of proactive policing, and criminals are becoming emboldened. This book expands on Mac Donald’s groundbreaking and controversial reporting on the Ferguson effect and the criminal-justice system. It deconstructs the central narrative of the Black Lives Matter movement: that racist cops are the greatest threat to young black males. On the contrary, it is criminals and gangbangers who are responsible for the high black homicide death rate. The War on Cops exposes the truth about officer use of force and explodes the conceit of “mass incarceration.” A rigorous analysis of data shows that crime, not race, drives police actions and prison rates. The growth of proactive policing in the 1990s, along with lengthened sentences for violent crime, saved thousands of minority lives. In fact, Mac Donald argues, no government agency is more dedicated to the proposition that “black lives matter” than today’s data-driven, accountable police department. Mac Donald gives voice to the many residents of high-crime neighborhoods who want proactive policing. She warns that race-based attacks on the criminal-justice system, from the White House on down, are eroding the authority of law and putting lives at risk. This book is a call for a more honest and informed debate about policing, crime, and race.

Are Cops Racist?

Are Cops Racist?
Author: Heather MacDonald
Publsiher: Ivan R. Dee
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2010-06-16
ISBN 10: 1461662346
ISBN 13: 9781461662341
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Are Cops Racist? Book Review:

False charges of racial profiling threaten to obliterate the crime-fighting gains of the last decade, especially in America's inner cities. This is the message of Heather Mac Donald's new book, in which she brings her special brand of tough and honest journalism to the current war against the police. The anti-profiling crusade, she charges, thrives on an ignorance of policing and a willful blindness to the demographics of crime. In careful reports from New York and other major cities across the country, Ms. Mac Donald investigates the workings of the police, the controversy over racial profiling, and the anti-profiling lobby's harmful effects on black Americans. The reduction in urban crime, one of the nation's signal policy successes of the 1990s, has benefited black communities even more dramatically than white neighborhoods, she shows. By policing inner cities actively after long neglect, cops have allowed business and civil society to flourish there once more. But attacks on police, centering on false charges of police racism and racial profiling, and spearheaded by activists, the press, and even the Justice Department, have slowed the success and threaten to reverse it. Ms. Mac Donald looks at the reality behind the allegations and writes about the black cops you never heard about, the press coverage of policing, and policing strategies across the country. Her iconoclastic findings demolish the prevailing anti-cop orthodoxy.

The War on Police

The War on Police
Author: Jeff Roorda
Publsiher: WND Books
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2016-11-10
ISBN 10: 9781944229528
ISBN 13: 1944229523
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The War on Police Book Review:

The War on Police is a cop's-eye view of one of the most tumultuous times in recent history for law enforcement, which has spawned a growing movement, fueled by a biased news media and Black Lives Matter, to demonize police across the country. Complete with an exclusive one-on-one interview with Officer Darren Wilson, The War on Police starts by setting the record straight about the realities on the ground in Ferguson, repudiating the shameful movement against police. Author Jeff Roorda analyzes how, nearly two years later, the media perversely continue to slant story after story, attacking the methods police use to protect communities and themselves from criminals, despite the reality that before the Ferguson incident, crime had been declining for two decades. Yet after Ferguson and the war on police it ignited, violent crime has surged in cities across the country. "

Rise of the Warrior Cop

Rise of the Warrior Cop
Author: Radley Balko
Publsiher: PublicAffairs
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2013-07-09
ISBN 10: 1610392124
ISBN 13: 9781610392129
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Rise of the Warrior Cop Book Review:

The last days of colonialism taught America's revolutionaries that soldiers in the streets bring conflict and tyranny. As a result, our country has generally worked to keep the military out of law enforcement. But according to investigative reporter Radley Balko, over the last several decades, America's cops have increasingly come to resemble ground troops. The consequences have been dire: the home is no longer a place of sanctuary, the Fourth Amendment has been gutted, and police today have been conditioned to see the citizens they serve as an other—an enemy. Today's armored-up policemen are a far cry from the constables of early America. The unrest of the 1960s brought about the invention of the SWAT unit—which in turn led to the debut of military tactics in the ranks of police officers. Nixon's War on Drugs, Reagan's War on Poverty, Clinton's COPS program, the post–9/11 security state under Bush and Obama: by degrees, each of these innovations expanded and empowered police forces, always at the expense of civil liberties. And these are just four among a slew of reckless programs. In Rise of the Warrior Cop, Balko shows how politicians' ill-considered policies and relentless declarations of war against vague enemies like crime, drugs, and terror have blurred the distinction between cop and soldier. His fascinating, frightening narrative shows how over a generation, a creeping battlefield mentality has isolated and alienated American police officers and put them on a collision course with the values of a free society.

The War on Cops

The War on Cops
Author: Slim Reader
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2016-08-06
ISBN 10: 9781536932980
ISBN 13: 1536932981
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The War on Cops Book Review:

THE WAR ON COPS: How The New Attack On Law and Order Makes Everyone Less Safe | Summary & Key Points - NOT ORIGINAL BOOK The war on cops is one that started summer of 2014 following the apparent unlawful death of Michael Brown. What has culminated since has been an outpour of anti police protests and crimes becoming more and more common. What's saddening is that while crime begins to increase, proactive policing is falling to all time minimum, leaving people in urban areas in the hands of criminals. The "Black Lives Matter" movement has proven to be a lie, and in this book MacDonald proves just that. Through thorough evidence, countless interviews and careful data analysis, she puts to bed the theory that policing is discriminatory and racist. She offers her own theory instead, if we can't stop the media from spreading lies, and finally expose the truth, the ones whom will suffer are the blacks themselves from a lack of policing and an abundance of crime. Inside this Slim Reader Review: Summary of Each Chapter Highlights (Key Points) BONUS: Free Report about The Strange Deaths Surrounding Vladimir Putin - http://sixfigureteen.com/messy

The Diversity Delusion

The Diversity Delusion
Author: Heather Mac Donald
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-09-04
ISBN 10: 125020092X
ISBN 13: 9781250200921
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Diversity Delusion Book Review:

By the New York Times bestselling author: a provocative account of the attack on the humanities, the rise of intolerance, and the erosion of serious learning America is in crisis, from the university to the workplace. Toxic ideas first spread by higher education have undermined humanistic values, fueled intolerance, and widened divisions in our larger culture. Chaucer, Shakespeare and Milton? Oppressive. American history? Tyranny. Professors correcting grammar and spelling, or employers hiring by merit? Racist and sexist. Students emerge into the working world believing that human beings are defined by their skin color, gender, and sexual preference, and that oppression based on these characteristics is the American experience. Speech that challenges these campus orthodoxies is silenced with brute force. The Diversity Delusion argues that the root of this problem is the belief in America’s endemic racism and sexism, a belief that has engendered a metastasizing diversity bureaucracy in society and academia. Diversity commissars denounce meritocratic standards as discriminatory, enforce hiring quotas, and teach students and adults alike to think of themselves as perpetual victims. From #MeToo mania that blurs flirtations with criminal acts, to implicit bias and diversity compliance training that sees racism in every interaction, Heather Mac Donald argues that we are creating a nation of narrowed minds, primed for grievance, and that we are putting our competitive edge at risk. But there is hope in the works of authors, composers, and artists who have long inspired the best in us. Compiling the author’s decades of research and writing on the subject, The Diversity Delusion calls for a return to the classical liberal pursuits of open-minded inquiry and expression, by which everyone can discover a common humanity.

Bullies

Bullies
Author: Ben Shapiro
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 325
Release: 2014-07-08
ISBN 10: 1476710007
ISBN 13: 9781476710006
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Bullies Book Review:

"From the editor-at-large of Breitbart.com, a timely and compelling look at how liberals use bullying toward their opponents on today's top political issues"--

Cop in the Hood

Cop in the Hood
Author: Peter Moskos
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 245
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 9780691126555
ISBN 13: 0691126550
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Cop in the Hood Book Review:

This explosive insider's story reveals what it is really like to be a police officer on the front lines of the war on drugs and discloses the inner workings of law enforcement in America's inner cities.

The Burden of Bad Ideas

The Burden of Bad Ideas
Author: Heather Mac Donald
Publsiher: Ivan R Dee
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2000
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015049621009
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Burden of Bad Ideas Book Review:

The prevailing orthodoxy of ideas, she finds, has affected our law schools, our schools of education, our museums, even our schools of public health - with ruinous consequences for the teaching of our children."--BOOK JACKET.

Perilous Policing

Perilous Policing
Author: Thomas Nolan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2019-03-04
ISBN 10: 0429676034
ISBN 13: 9780429676031
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Perilous Policing Book Review:

Policing and police practices have changed dramatically since the 9/11 terrorist attacks and those changes have accelerated since the summer of 2014 and the death of Michael Brown at the hands of then-police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri. Since the November 2016 election of Donald Trump as president, many law enforcement practitioners, policy makers, and those concerned with issues of social justice have had concerns that there would be seismic shifts in policing priorities and practices at the federal, state, county, and local and tribal levels that will have significant implications for constitutional rights and civil liberties protections, particularly for people of color. Perilous Policing: Criminal Justice in Marginalized Communities provides a much-needed interrogatory to law enforcement practices and policies as they continue to evolve during this era of uncertainty and anxiety. Key topics include the police and marginalized populations, the use of technology to surveil individuals and groups, the emergence of the Black Lives Matter movement and the erosion of the police narrative, the use of force (particularly deadly force) against people of color, the role of the police in immigration enforcement, the "war on cops," and police militarization. Thomas Nolan’s critique of current practice and his preliminary conclusions as to how to navigate contemporary policing away from the pitfalls of discredited and counterproductive practices will be of interest to advanced undergraduates and graduate students in Policing, Criminology, Justice Studies, and Criminal Justice programs, as well as to researchers, law enforcement professionals, and police policy makers.

The Black and the Blue

The Black and the Blue
Author: Matthew Horace,Ron Harris
Publsiher: Hachette Books
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018-08-07
ISBN 10: 0316440078
ISBN 13: 9780316440073
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Black and the Blue Book Review:

Longlisted for the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction "A MUST-READ FOR ANYONE WHO WANTS TO UNDERSTAND THE INTERSECTION OF RACE AND POLICE BRUTALITY IN AMERICA."-CONGRESSMAN JOHN LEWIS During his 28-year career, Matthew Horace rose through the ranks from a police officer working the beat to a federal agent working criminal cases in some of the toughest communities in America to a highly decorated federal law enforcement executive managing high-profile investigations nationwide. Yet it was not until seven years into his service- when Horace found himself face down on the ground with a gun pointed at his head by a white fellow officer-that he fully understood the racism seething within America's police departments. Through gut-wrenching reportage, on-the-ground research, and personal accounts from interviews with police and government officials around the country, Horace presents an insider's examination of archaic police tactics. He dissects some of the nation's most highly publicized police shootings and communities to explain how these systems and tactics have hurt the people they serve, revealing the mistakes that have stoked racist policing, sky-high incarceration rates, and an epidemic of violence. "Horace's authority as an experienced officer, as well as his obvious integrity and courage, provides the book with a gravitas."-THE WASHINGTON POST "The Black and the Blue is an affirmation of the critical need for criminal justice reform, all the more urgent because itcomes from an insider who respects his profession yet is willing to reveal its flaws."-USA TODAY

From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime

From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime
Author: Elizabeth Hinton
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 449
Release: 2016-05-09
ISBN 10: 0674737237
ISBN 13: 9780674737235
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime Book Review:

How did the land of the free become the home of the world’s largest prison system? Elizabeth Hinton traces the rise of mass incarceration to an ironic source: not the War on Drugs of the Reagan administration but the War on Crime that began during Johnson’s Great Society at the height of the civil rights era.

Badges without Borders

Badges without Borders
Author: Stuart Schrader
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2019-10-15
ISBN 10: 0520968336
ISBN 13: 9780520968332
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Badges without Borders Book Review:

From the Cold War through today, the U.S. has quietly assisted dozens of regimes around the world in suppressing civil unrest and securing the conditions for the smooth operation of capitalism. Casting a new light on American empire, Badges Without Borders shows, for the first time, that the very same people charged with global counterinsurgency also militarized American policing at home. In this groundbreaking exposé, Stuart Schrader shows how the United States projected imperial power overseas through police training and technical assistance—and how this effort reverberated to shape the policing of city streets at home. Examining diverse records, from recently declassified national security and intelligence materials to police textbooks and professional magazines, Schrader reveals how U.S. police leaders envisioned the beat to be as wide as the globe and worked to put everyday policing at the core of the Cold War project of counterinsurgency. A “smoking gun” book, Badges without Borders offers a new account of the War on Crime, “law and order” politics, and global counterinsurgency, revealing the connections between foreign and domestic racial control.

Black Lies Matter

Black Lies Matter
Author: Taleeb Starkes
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2016-04-23
ISBN 10: 9781523615919
ISBN 13: 1523615915
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Black Lies Matter Book Review:

In Chicago a.k.a "Chiraq," the first ten days of 2016 yielded 120 people shot. Baltimore's 2015 ended as its bloodiest and deadliest year - on a per-capita basis. In 2014, Detroit's police chief called upon law-abiding citizens to take arms against its burgeoning, violent, criminal subculture. Unfortunately, these cities aren't anomalies. Year after year, a seemingly unshakable reality of violence plagues black communities nationwide. In fact, since 1980, blacks have routinely accounted for almost half of America's annual homicide victims, and more than half of the perpetrators - all while being a minor thirteen percent of the national populace. Yet, a certain black-based industry - which specializes in nurturing comfortable lies while burying uncomfortable truths - propagates a notion that "racism" is the foremost issue facing black Americans, and white cops are blood-thirsty enforcers. Moreover, this cunning, race-peddling entity knows that it's easier to lie to blacks than to convince blacks that they've been lied to. Thus, black "lies" are good for business... black "lives" are good for nothing (except exploitation). And presently, business is booming.

I Got a Monster

I Got a Monster
Author: Baynard Woods,Brandon Soderberg
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-07-21
ISBN 10: 1250221811
ISBN 13: 9781250221810
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


I Got a Monster Book Review:

The explosive true story of America's most corrupt police unit, the Gun Trace Task Force (GTTF), which terrorized the city of Baltimore for half a decade. When Baltimore police sergeant Wayne Jenkins said he had a monster, he meant he had found a big-time drug dealer—one that he wanted to rob. This is the story of Jenkins and the Gun Trace Task Force (GTTF), a super group of dirty detectives who exploited some of America’s greatest problems: guns, drugs, toxic masculinity, and hypersegregation. In the upside-down world of the GTTF, cops were robbers and drug dealers were the perfect victims, because no one believed them. When the federal government finally arrested the GTTF for robbery and racketeering in 2017, the stories of victims began to come out, revealing a vast criminal enterprise operating within the Baltimore Police Department. Cops planted heroin to cover up a fatal crash that resulted from a botched robbery. They stole hundreds of thousands of dollars, faked video evidence, and forged a letter trying to break up the marriage of one of their victims to keep his wife from paying a lawyer. And a homicide detective was killed the day before he was scheduled to testify against the crooked cops. I Got a Monster is the shocking history of the rise and fall of the most corrupt cops in America from Baynard Woods and Brandon Soderberg.

Black Cop

Black Cop
Author: Calvin Lawrence
Publsiher: James Lorimer & Company
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2019-09-03
ISBN 10: 1459414497
ISBN 13: 9781459414495
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Black Cop Book Review:

When Calvin Lawrence joined the Halifax City Police in 1969, he thought he knew what to expect. There was growing tension in the city between the black community and the police, and Calvin believed that as a black police officer he would be able to make a difference. But what he didn't know was that he was embarking on a life-long career in which he would consistently be the target of racist behaviour — from his co-workers and his superiors, and from police organizations as a whole. Calvin describes how he was the target of racial slurs, mocked for being black, pigeonholed into roles, and denied advancement because he was not white. After 36 years in law enforcement, Calvin retired early from the police, suffering from clinical depression and with a settlement from the RCMP after winning a Human Rights complaint. Calvin holds nothing back as he reflects on a career that took him across the country — he shares his experiences as Newfoundland's only black police officer, his undercover stints in Edmonton and Toronto, and his time in Ottawa protecting major world leaders like Jimmy Carter and Brian Mulroney. Calvin Lawrence's story lays bare the key failures of Canadian police organizations that operate on the basis that only white Canadians are entitled to the rights promised to all by the rule of law and the Canadian Charter of Rights.

Brotherhood of Corruption

Brotherhood of Corruption
Author: Juan Antonio Juarez
Publsiher: Chicago Review Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2004-08
ISBN 10: 1613741413
ISBN 13: 9781613741412
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Brotherhood of Corruption Book Review:

A former Chicago cop exposes shocking truths about the abuses of power within the city's police department in this memoir of violence, drugs, and men with badges. Juarez becomes a police officer because he wants to make a difference in gang-infested neighborhoods; but, as this book reveals, he ends up a corrupt member of the most powerful gang of all--the Chicago police force. Juarez shares the horrific indiscretions he witnessed during his seven years of service, from the sexually predatory officer, X, who routinely stops beautiful women for made-up traffic offenses and flirts with domestic violence victims, to sadistic Locallo, known on the streets as Locoman, who routinely stops gang members and beats them senseless. Working as a narcotics officer, Juarez begins to join his fellow officers in crossing the line between cop and criminal, as he takes advantage of his position and also becomes a participant in a system of racial profiling legitimized by the war on drugs. Ultimately, as Juarez discusses, his conscience gets the better of him and he tries to reform, only to be brought down by his own excesses. From the perspective of an insider, he tells of widespread abuses of power, random acts of brutality, and the code of silence that keeps law enforcers untouchable.

Locking Up Our Own

Locking Up Our Own
Author: James Forman Jr.
Publsiher: Abacus
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-08-30
ISBN 10: 0349143676
ISBN 13: 9780349143675
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Locking Up Our Own Book Review:

Winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction Longlisted for the National Book Award One of the New York Times Book Review's 10 Best Books of 2017 Former public defender James Forman, Jr. is a leading critic of mass incarceration and its disproportionate impact on people of colour. In Locking Up Our Own, he seeks to understand the war on crime that began in the 1970s and why it was supported by many African American leaders in the nation's urban centres. Forman shows us that the first substantial cohort of black mayors, judges and police chiefs took office amid a surge in crime and drug addiction. Many prominent black officials, including Washington, DC mayor Marion Barry and federal prosecutor Eric Holder, feared that the gains of the civil rights movement were being undermined by lawlessness - and thus embraced tough-on-crime measures, including longer sentences and aggressive police tactics. In the face of skyrocketing murder rates and the proliferation of open-air drug markets, they believed they had no choice. But the policies they adopted would have devastating consequences for residents of poor black neighbourhoods. A former public defender, Forman tells riveting stories of politicians, community activists, police officers, defendants and crime victims. He writes with compassion about individuals trapped in terrible dilemmas - from the men and women he represented in court to officials struggling to respond to a public safety emergency. Locking Up Our Own enriches our understanding of why American society became so punitive and offers important lessons to anyone concerned about the future of race and the criminal justice system.

When Police Kill

When Police Kill
Author: Franklin E. Zimring
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-02-20
ISBN 10: 067497803X
ISBN 13: 9780674978034
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


When Police Kill Book Review:

Franklin Zimring compiles data from federal records, crowdsourced research, and investigative journalism to provide a comprehensive, fact-based picture of how, when, where, and why police use deadly force. He offers prescriptions for how federal, state, and local governments could reduce killings at minimum cost without risking officers’ lives.