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  • Genre:LAW
  • SubGenre:Civil Rights
  • Language:English
  • Series title:This is # 2 --#1 is: At the Dangerous Edge of Social Justice
  • Series Number:2
  • Pages:200
  • eBook ISBN:9780996315449

The Sordid Hypocrisy of to Protect and to Serve

Police Brutality, Corruption and Oppression in America

by Thomas Fensch

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Overview
This book traces police brutality, corruption and oppression in police departments in major American cities: from the Rodney King beating, caught on videotape in Los Angeles in 1991; corruption in the Albuquerque Police Department; a 62-police vehicle chase in Cleveland which resulted in the deaths of two unarmed suspects; the chokehold death of Eric Garner in Staten Island; the death of Michael Harris in Ferguson, Missouri and police and civic corruption in Ferguson; the death of 12-year old Tamir Rice in Cleveland; the death of Freddie Grey in Baltimore and others. It contains two complete U. S. Department of Justice investigations: police corruption in Albuquerque, New Mexico and police and city government corruption in Ferguson, Missouri. The book also lists the multi-millions of dollars paid out in wrongful-death lawsuits in recent years in Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York City, Oakland, and Philadelphia; public funds which could have been far better spent on civic improvements: schools, parks, infrastructure projects, social programs and the like. This book is truly a horrific indictment of police misconduct throughout the United States. This is a companion book to "At the Dangerous Edge of Social Justice: Race , Violence and Death in America," by the same author, published in 2013. It is also available as an e-book,.
Description
This book traces brutality, corruption and oppression in major police departments throughout the United States: from the Rodney King beating, caught on videotape in Los Angeles in 1991; corruption in the Albuquerque Police Department; a 62-police vehicle chase in Cleveland which resulted in the deaths of two unarmed suspects; the chokehold death of Eric Harris in Staten Island; the death of Michael Harris in Ferguson, Missouri, and police and civic corruption in Ferguson; the death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice in Cleveland, the death of Freddie Grey in Baltimore and others. It is a savage indictment of the worst policing practices in the United States. The book contains two complete U.S. Department of Justice investigations: police corruption in Albuquerque, New Mexico and police department and city government corruption in Ferguson, Missouri. The book also lists the multi-millions of dollars paid out in wrongful-death lawsuits in recent years in Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York City, Oakland and Philadelphia; public funds which could have been far better spent on civic improvements: schools, parks, infrastructure projects, social programs and the like. This book is truly a horrific indictment of police misconduct throughout the United States. It is a companion book to "At the Dangerous Edge of Social Justice: Race, Violence and Death in America," by the same author, published in 2013. It is also available as an e-book.
About the author
Thomas Fensch is the author or editor of over 30 books of nonfiction. He has a doctorate from Syracuse University and lives outside Richmond, Va. This is a companion book to "At the Dangerous Edge of Social Justice: Race, Violence and Death in America," which he published in 2013.
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