Saturday, February 27, 2016

Rise of the Warrior Cop by Radley Balko

Rise of the Warrior Cop
by Radley Balko [363.2 Bal] 

This book is a few years old, but it still applies to what we find happening in our country today. The author explains that he is not “anti-cop”, but he is against bad policy that leads to bad police officers and bad policing. The book ties in to the rise and expansion of the war on drugs, the war on illegal immigration, the privatization of prisons and drug testing, changes in police philosophies and practices and the movement from a military-industrial complex to a police-industrial complex. Reading this book will have you questioning assumptions about drug policy, immigration policy and what we are comfortable allowing government and law enforcement to do in the name of public safety.

[If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try Murder City by Charles Bowden, Midnight in Mexico by Alfredo Corchato, Narcoland by Anabel Hernandez and El Narco by Ioan Grillo]

[ official Facebook page for Rise of the Warrior Cop ] | [ Radley Balko page at the CATO Institute ]
Recommended by Corey G.
Gere Branch Library

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