breaking rank a top cop s expos

Download Book Breaking Rank A Top Cop S Expos in PDF format. You can Read Online Breaking Rank A Top Cop S Expos here in PDF, EPUB, Mobi or Docx formats.

Saving Our Cities

Author : William W. Goldsmith
ISBN : 9781501706585
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 57. 2 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 257
Read : 1188

Download Now


In Saving Our Cities, William W. Goldsmith shows how cities can be places of opportunity rather than places with problems. With strongly revived cities and suburbs, working as places that serve all their residents, metropolitan areas will thrive, thus making the national economy more productive, the environment better protected, the citizenry better educated, and the society more reflective, sensitive, and humane. Goldsmith argues that America has been in the habit of abusing its cities and their poorest suburbs, which are always the first to be blamed for society's ills and the last to be helped. As federal and state budgets, regulations, and programs line up with the interests of giant corporations and privileged citizens, they impose austerity on cities, shortchange public schools, make it hard to get nutritious food, and inflict the drug war on unlucky neighborhoods. Frustration with inequality is spreading. Parents and teachers call persistently for improvements in public schooling, and education experiments abound. Nutrition indicators have begun to improve, as rising health costs and epidemic obesity have led to widespread attention to food. The futility of the drug war and the high costs of unwarranted, unprecedented prison growth have become clear. Goldsmith documents a positive development: progressive politicians in many cities and some states are proposing far-reaching improvements, supported by advocacy groups that form powerful voting blocs, ensuring that Congress takes notice. When more cities forcefully demand enlightened federal and state action on these four interrelated problems—inequality, schools, food, and the drug war—positive movement will occur in traditional urban planning as well, so as to meet the needs of most residents for improved housing, better transportation, and enhanced public spaces.

Breaking Rank

Author : Norm Stamper
ISBN : 9780786736249
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 71. 17 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 369
Read : 874

Download Now


Opening with a powerful letter to former Tacoma police chief David Brame, who shot his estranged wife before turning the gun on himself, Norm Stamper introduces us to the violent, secret world of domestic abuse that cops must not only navigate, but which some also perpetrate. Former chief of the Seattle police force, Stamper goes on to expose a troubling culture of racism, sexism, and homophobia that is still pervasive within the twenty-first-century force; then he explores how such prejudices can be addressed. He reveals the dangers and temptations that cops face, describing in gripping detail the split-second life-and-death decisions. Stamper draws on lessons learned to make powerful arguments for drug decriminalization, abolition of the death penalty, and radically revised approaches to prostitution and gun control. He offers penetrating insights into the "blue wall of silence," police undercover work, and what it means to kill a man. And, Stamper gives his personal account of the World Trade organization debacle of 1999, when protests he was in charge of controlling turned violent in the streets of Seattle. Breaking Rank reveals Norm Stamper as a brave man, a pioneering public servant whose extraordinary life has been dedicated to the service of his community.

Dismantling The Cold War Economy

Author : Ann Markusen
ISBN : 0465016650
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 33. 99 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 784
Read : 486

Download Now



New York Magazine

Author :
ISBN :
Genre :
File Size : 57. 46 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 362
Read : 492

Download Now


New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

Skinflicks

Author : David Jennings
ISBN : 9781587211843
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 63. 88 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 739
Read : 368

Download Now


So much happens to all of us every day, yet so much is often forgotten. It is easier to remember things when they rhyme; both the momentous moments and the simple ones. Life is not always an adventure. Often it is ordinary occasions and the common place events that bring us the greatest joy. Stop always looking for the next big thing, beacuse more often than not, life is just the next thing. And that next thing is what life is all about. Every rhyme contains a story; some are sincere, some are funny, some are sad, and some are reflective. There is a lesson, a moral, a tale, a smile, or a tear in every single one. They all rhyme for a reason.

Bryant May

Author : Christopher Fowler
ISBN : 9781101887066
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 76. 88 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 616
Read : 352

Download Now


Detectives Arthur Bryant and John May are back on the case in this whip-smart and wildly twisting mystery, in which a killer in London's parks is proving to be a most elusive quarry. Helen Forester's day starts like any other: Around seven in the morning, she takes her West Highland terrier for a walk in her street's private garden. But by 7:20 she is dead, strangled yet peacefully laid out on the path, her dog nowhere to be found. The only other person in the locked space is the gardener, who finds the body and calls the police. He expects proper cops to arrive, but what he gets are Bryant, May, and the wily members of the Peculiar Crimes Unit. Before the detectives can make any headway on the case, a second woman is discovered in a public park, murdered in nearly identical fashion. Bryant, recovering from a health scare, delves into the arcane history of London's cherished green spaces, rife with class drama, violence, and illicit passions. But as a devious killer continues to strike, Bryant and May struggle to connect the clues, not quite seeing the forest for the trees. Now they have to think and act fast to save innocent lives, the fate of the city's parks, and the very existence of the PCU. An irresistibly witty, inventive blend of history and suspense, Bryant & May: Wild Chamber is Christopher Fowler in classic form. Praise for Bryant & May: Wild Chamber "Ingenious . . . Fowler brilliantly mixes humor into a fair-play whodunit with an unexpected solution."--Publishers Weekly (starred review) "For fans of offbeat mysteries, Fowler's long-running series continues to offer some of the best reading; the latest entry features an array of eccentric characters, a killer conclusion in a library setting, quirky humor, witty writing, interesting side trips and expositions, and a well-ordered, intricate plot."--Library Journal (starred review)

Swag

Author : Elmore Leonard
ISBN : 9780062268860
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 34. 87 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 116
Read : 257

Download Now


The smallest of small-time criminals, Ernest Stickley Jr. figures his luck's about to change when Detroit used car salesman Frank Ryan catches him trying to boost a ride from Ryan's lot. Frank's got some surefire schemes for getting rich quick—all of them involving guns—and all Stickley has to do is follow "Ryan's Rules" to share the wealth. But sometimes rules need to be bent, maybe even broken, if one is to succeed in the world of crime, especially if the "brains" of the operation knows less than nothing.

In A Small Town

Author : Marc A. Di Giacomo
ISBN : 0741478862
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 32. 78 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 683
Read : 1165

Download Now


The shotgun blast catches Detective Matthew Longo by surprise. His world unravels into a nightmare that seemingly won't end. Murder, rapes, pedophiles, the small town of Hutchville, N.Y. is changing. It is up to him to make a difference. While partner Donny Mello is in Italy attending a funeral for a family member who is connected, to say the least, a beautiful F.B.I. agent waits to question him about his family business. Can Matt keep from answering the Agent's questions? More importantly, can he hide a potentially career-ending secret from his community, his brother, and most especially Agent Cynthia Shyler?

The Drug Wars In America 1940 1973

Author : Kathleen Frydl
ISBN : 9781107013902
Genre : History
File Size : 88. 59 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 505
Read : 716

Download Now


The Drug Wars in America, 1940-1973 argues that the U.S. government has clung to its militant drug war, despite its obvious failures, because effective control of illicit traffic and consumption were never the critical factors motivating its adoption in the first place. Instead, Kathleen J. Frydl shows that the shift from regulating illicit drugs through taxes and tariffs to criminalizing the drug trade developed from, and was marked by, other dilemmas of governance in an age of vastly expanding state power. Most believe the "drug war" was inaugurated by President Richard Nixon's declaration of a war on drugs in 1971, but in fact his announcement heralded changes that had taken place in the two decades prior. Frydl examines this critical interval of time between regulation and prohibition, demonstrating that the war on drugs advanced certain state agendas, such as policing inner cities or exercising power abroad. Although this refashioned approach mechanically solved some vexing problems of state power, it endowed the country with a cumbersome and costly "war" that drains resources and degrades important aspects of the American legal and political tradition.

Very Casual

Author : Michael DeForge
ISBN : 0987963074
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
File Size : 89. 33 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 183
Read : 513

Download Now


A collection of stories by Michael DeForge about litter gangs, meat-filled snowmen, righteous cops, beagle/human hybrids, and forest-bound drag queens.

Top Download:

Best Books