Breaking Rank: A Top Cop's Exposé of the Dark Side of American Policing

By Norm Stamper

Opening with a strong letter to former Tacoma police leader David Brame, who shot his estranged spouse prior to turning the gun on himself, Norm Stamper introduces us to the violent, mystery international of family abuse that law enforcement officials mustn't ever simply navigate, yet which a few additionally perpetrate. Former leader of the Seattle police strength, Stamper is going directly to divulge a troubling tradition of racism, sexism, and homophobia that continues to be pervasive in the twenty-first-century strength; then he explores how such prejudices could be addressed. He finds the hazards and temptations that law enforcement officials face, describing in gripping element the split-second life-and-death judgements. Stamper attracts on classes discovered to make strong arguments for drug decriminalization, abolition of the dying penalty, and notably revised techniques to prostitution and gun regulate. He bargains penetrating insights into the "blue wall of silence," police undercover paintings, and what it ability to kill a guy. And, Stamper offers his own account of the realm exchange association debacle of 1999, while protests he was once accountable for controlling grew to become violent within the streets of Seattle. Breaking Rank unearths Norm Stamper as a courageous guy, a pioneering public servant whose impressive lifestyles has been devoted to the provider of his community.

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