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  • Genre:LAW
  • SubGenre:Civil Rights
  • Language:English
  • Series title:Rise of the Oathbreakers
  • Series Number:2
  • Pages:278
  • eBook ISBN:9798350909814
  • Paperback ISBN:9781667887586

Rise of the Oathbreakers Part 2

America's Crisis of Competency in Law Enforcement

by D.B. McCrea

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American law enforcement is in crisis, yet every effort intended to advance meaningful reform seems to wither and die. Perhaps the effort has been misplaced? Whereas the emphasis remains on the law enforcement profession as a whole, a twin movement must be launched to raise the awareness of the American people; in particular, about their Constitutional rights and the need to promote those rights during police encounters.
American law enforcement has lost its way, particularly after 9/11, and its trajectory is headed in the wrong direction. Some notable observers have concluded that the police may have already reached the point of no return; whereby reformation of long-standing police practices detrimental to community relations is no longer feasible. Unless something changes very soon, the United States of America will almost certainly become a quasi-police state. In some ways, it already has. This book is my way, my ONLY way, of fighting back against the looming tyranny. Part 2* chronicles the most common examples of police incompetence and identifies and discusses the root cause, while offering common-sense measures to address the problem. *Part 2 received across-the-board 5-star ratings from reviewers at the 2023 Reader's Favorite Writer's Contest, where one reviewer referred to the book as "THIS MAGNIFICENT WORK."
About the author
Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1960, then took Horace Greeley's advice and moved west, to Aberdeen, South Dakota, in 1968. Attended May Overby Grade School, Simmons Jr. High, and Aberdeen Central High School before attending and graduating from South Dakota State University (with a 4-year degree in wildlife science) in 1981. First hired as a state game warden in 1983, stationed in Flandreau (Moody County) in east-central South Dakota. The Moody County warden district was roughly 500 sq. miles in size and had been without a warden living within its boundaries for 24 years prior to my arrival, at the young age of just 23. During my career, I (further) served as: game warden in Sioux Falls; state law enforcement training coordinator; administrator for the statewide Turn in Poachers Program; firearm and use of deadly force instructor; head range master; policy and procedure analyst; registered lobbyist and chief legislative liaison for the Division of Wildlife's law enforcement program; until serving the last seven years of my accumulated 25-year career as the state's asst. chief game warden in Pierre, SD. After my retirement in 2006, I worked in the private security industry for the next seven years, eventually retiring full-time to write books in the beautiful state of Maine.