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Our Enemies in Blue Police and Power in America

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ISBN-10: 1849352151

ISBN-13: 9781849352154

Edition: 2015 (Revised)

Authors: Kristian Williams

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Let's begin with the basics: violence is an inherent part of policing. The police represent the most direct means by which the state imposes its will on the citizenry. They are armed, trained, and authorized to use force. Like the possibility of arrest, the threat of violence is implicit in every police encounter. Violence, as well as the law, is what they represent.Using media reports alone, the Cato Institute's last annual study listed nearly seven thousand victims of police "misconduct" in the United States. But such stories of police brutality only scratch the surface of a national epidemic. Every year, tens of thousands are framed, blackmailed, beaten, sexually assaulted, or killed by…    
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Book details

List price: $33.50
Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: AK Press
Publication date: 8/28/2015
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 592
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.24" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English