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

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

Norm Stamper


Opening with a strong letter to former Tacoma police leader David Brame, who shot his estranged spouse sooner than turning the gun on himself, Norm Stamper introduces us to the violent, mystery international of household abuse that law enforcement officials mustn't ever in basic terms 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 might be addressed. He finds the risks and temptations that police officers face, describing in gripping aspect the split-second life-and-death judgements. Stamper attracts on classes discovered to make strong arguments for drug decriminalization, abolition of the demise penalty, and appreciably revised techniques to prostitution and gun keep watch over. He deals penetrating insights into the "blue wall of silence," police undercover paintings, and what it ability to kill a guy. And, Stamper provides his own account of the realm exchange association debacle of 1999, while protests he used to be in command of controlling became violent within the streets of Seattle. Breaking Rank unearths Norm Stamper as a courageous guy, a pioneering public servant whose outstanding existence has been devoted to the provider of his community.

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