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By Norm Stamper

Opening with a robust letter to former Tacoma police leader David Brame, who shot his estranged spouse earlier than turning the gun on himself, Norm Stamper introduces us to the violent, mystery global of household abuse that law enforcement officials mustn't ever basically navigate, yet which a few additionally perpetrate. Former leader of the Seattle police strength, Stamper is going directly to disclose a troubling tradition of racism, sexism, and homophobia that continues to be pervasive in the twenty-first-century strength; then he explores how such prejudices will be addressed. He unearths the risks and temptations that law enforcement officials face, describing in gripping aspect the split-second life-and-death judgements. Stamper attracts on classes realized to make robust arguments for drug decriminalization, abolition of the demise penalty, and considerably revised methods to prostitution and gun keep watch over. He bargains penetrating insights into the "blue wall of silence," police undercover paintings, and what it skill to kill a guy. And, Stamper supplies his own account of the area alternate association debacle of 1999, while protests he was once accountable for controlling became violent within the streets of Seattle. Breaking Rank finds Norm Stamper as a courageous guy, a pioneering public servant whose outstanding lifestyles has been devoted to the provider of his community.

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