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Jon

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  • Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Radley Balko
    • Narrated By William Hughes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (153)
    Performance
    (139)
    Story
    (141)

    Rise of the Warrior Cop traces the arc of US law enforcement from the constables and private justice of colonial times to present-day SWAT teams and riot cops. Today relentless "war on drugs" and "war on terror" pronouncements from politicians, along with battle-clad police forces with tanks and machine guns, have dangerously blurred the distinction between cop and soldier. Balko's fascinating, frightening narrative shows how martial rhetoric and reactionary policies have put modern law enforcement on a collision course with the values of a free society.

    Christopher says: "Scarier than any horror book. Because it's true!"
    "Even pro-police should read this book."
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    What did you love best about Rise of the Warrior Cop?

    The stories alongside a rich fact base.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Colorado school shooting where SWAT refused to enter building for fear of their officers being hurt. Irony for SWAT to not enter a school full of kids, the entire point of SWAT.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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