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Book Title: Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America's Police Forces|
The author of the book: Radley Balko
Edition: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date of issue: July 9th 2013
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ISBN 13: 9781470897956
Format files: PDF
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America's approach to law enforcement was forgedby the experience of revolution. The country's founders would likely haveviewed police as they exist today as a standing army and a threat to liberty,yet excessive force and disregard for the Bill of Rights have become epidemic. Riseof the Warrior Cop traces the arc of US law enforcement from the constablesand private justice of colonial times to present-day SWAT teams and riot cops.Today relentless "war on drugs" and "war on terror" decrees from politiciansplusbattle-clad, heavily armed police forceshave dangerously blurred the distinctionbetween cop and soldier.
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Read information about the authorRadley Balko is a opinion blogger at the Washington Post, where he writes the popular blog on civil liberties and the criminal justice system, The Watch., Balko’s work on paramilitary raids and the overuse of SWAT teams was featured in the New York Times, has been praised by outlets ranging from Human Events to the Daily Kos, and was cited by Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer in his dissent in the case Hudson v. Michigan.
Balko is also credited with bringing national attention to the case of Cory Maye, a black man who prior to Balko’s work was on death row in Mississippi for shooting and killing a white police officer during a raid on Maye’s home. Balko’s Reason feature on Maye was also cited in an opinion by the Mississippi State Supreme Court. National Journal also profiled Balko’s coverage of the case. Balko’s November 2007 investigative report on Mississippi medical examiner Steven Hayne won second place in the investigative reporting category for the 2007 Los Angeles Press Club awards.
Balko was formerly a policy analyst with the Cato Institute. He has been a columnist for FoxNews.com, a senior editor at Reason, and has been published in the Wall Street Journal, Playboy, Time, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, Slate, Forbes, ESPN, the National Post, Worth and numerous other publications. Balko has also appeared on the BBC, CNN, CNBC, Fox News Channel, MSNBC and NPR.
Balko is also the author of Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces, published in 2013. He graduated from Indiana University with a degree in journalism and political science.