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By Norm Stamper

Opening with a robust letter to former Tacoma police leader David Brame, who shot his estranged spouse prior to turning the gun on himself, Norm Stamper introduces us to the violent, mystery international of household abuse that police officers must never simply navigate, yet which a few additionally perpetrate. Former leader of the Seattle police strength, Stamper is going directly to reveal a troubling tradition of racism, sexism, and homophobia that remains pervasive in the twenty-first-century strength; then he explores how such prejudices could be addressed. He finds the hazards and temptations that law enforcement officials face, describing in gripping element the split-second life-and-death judgements. Stamper attracts on classes realized to make strong arguments for drug decriminalization, abolition of the demise penalty, and extensively revised methods to prostitution and gun regulate. He bargains penetrating insights into the "blue wall of silence," police undercover paintings, and what it capability to kill a guy. And, Stamper offers his own account of the realm exchange association debacle of 1999, whilst protests he used to be answerable for controlling grew to become violent within the streets of Seattle. Breaking Rank finds 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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