Rise of the warrior cop: the militarization of America's police forces

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(1)
4 star
 
(1)
3 star
 
(0)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Author:
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description
The last days of colonialism taught America’s revolutionaries that soldiers in the streets bring conflict and tyranny. As a result, our country has generally worked to keep the military out of law enforcement. But according to investigative reporter Radley Balko, over the last several decades, America’s cops have increasingly come to resemble ground troops. The consequences have been dire: the home is no longer a place of sanctuary, the Fourth Amendment has been gutted, and police today have been conditioned to see the citizens they serve as an other?an enemy.Today’s armored-up policemen are a far cry from the constables of early America. The unrest of the 1960s brought about the invention of the SWAT unit?which in turn led to the debut of military tactics in the ranks of police officers. Nixon’s War on Drugs, Reagan’s War on Poverty, Clinton’s COPS program, the post?9/11 security state under Bush and Obama: by degrees, each of these innovations expanded and empowered police forces, always at the expense of civil liberties. And these are just four among a slew of reckless programs.In Rise of the Warrior Cop, Balko shows how politicians’ ill-considered policies and relentless declarations of war against vague enemies like crime, drugs, and terror have blurred the distinction between cop and soldier. His fascinating, frightening narrative shows how over a generation, a creeping battlefield mentality has isolated and alienated American police officers and put them on a collision course with the values of a free society.
More Details
ISBN:
9781610392112
9781610392129
Also in This Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work IDe7b434c3-14ce-2cf9-817d-e12e74de8460
Grouping Titlerise of the warrior cop the militarization of americas police forces
Grouping Authorbalko radley
Grouping Categorybook
Last Grouping Update2019-11-15 04:43:28AM
Last Indexed2019-11-15 04:44:32AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
authorRadley Balko
author_displayBalko, Radley
available_at_arlingtonCentral
collection_arlingtonAdult Nonfiction
detailed_location_arlingtonCentral Adult Nonfiction
display_descriptionThe last days of colonialism taught America’s revolutionaries that soldiers in the streets bring conflict and tyranny. As a result, our country has generally worked to keep the military out of law enforcement. But according to investigative reporter Radley Balko, over the last several decades, America’s cops have increasingly come to resemble ground troops. The consequences have been dire: the home is no longer a place of sanctuary, the Fourth Amendment has been gutted, and police today have been conditioned to see the citizens they serve as an other—an enemy.

Today’s armored-up policemen are a far cry from the constables of early America. The unrest of the 1960s brought about the invention of the SWAT unit—which in turn led to the debut of military tactics in the ranks of police officers. Nixon’s War on Drugs, Reagan’s War on Poverty, Clinton’s COPS program, the post–9/11 security state under Bush and Obama: by degrees, each of these innovations expanded and empowered police forces, always at the expense of civil liberties. And these are just four among a slew of reckless programs.

In Rise of the Warrior Cop, Balko shows how politicians’ ill-considered policies and relentless declarations of war against vague enemies like crime, drugs, and terror have blurred the distinction between cop and soldier. His fascinating, frightening narrative shows how over a generation, a creeping battlefield mentality has isolated and alienated American police officers and put them on a collision course with the values of a free society.
format_arlingtonBook
eBook
format_category_arlingtonBooks
eBook
ide7b434c3-14ce-2cf9-817d-e12e74de8460
isbn9781610392112
9781610392129
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
overdrive:b529750c-676e-4eb6-9310-7af37533953e-1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook1falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
ils:.b14166094.i18413754Central Adult Nonfiction363.2 BALKO1falsefalseOn ShelfJun 19, 2019can
itype_arlingtonHardback
last_indexed2019-11-15T09:44:32.032Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formNon Fiction
literary_form_fullNon Fiction
local_callnumber_arlington363.2 BALKO
Online OverDrive
owning_library_arlingtonArlington Public Library
Aurora Hills
Central
Cherrydale
Columbia Pike
Connection Crystal City
Detention Center
Glencarlyn
Local History
Plaza
Shirlington
Westover
owning_location_arlingtonCentral
primary_isbn9781610392112
publishDate2013
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
overdrive:b529750c-676e-4eb6-9310-7af37533953eeBookeBookEnglishPublicAffairs2013
ils:.b14166094BookBooksFirst edition.EnglishPublicAffairs, [2013]xvi, 382 pages ; 25.
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_arlington
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
overdrive:b529750c-676e-4eb6-9310-7af37533953e-1Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:.b14166094.i18413754On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue9999
subject_facetPolice -- Special weapons and tactics units -- United States
Police -- United States
title_displayRise of the warrior cop : the militarization of America's police forces
title_fullRise of the Warrior Cop The Militarization of America's Police Forces
Rise of the warrior cop : the militarization of America's police forces / Radley Balko
title_shortRise of the warrior cop
title_subthe militarization of America's police forces
topic_facetNonfiction
Politics
Sociology