The Black and the Blue
A Cop Reveals the Crimes, Racism, and Injustice in America's Law Enforcement
Paperback ISBN: 0316440094
Longlisted for the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction "A MUST-READ FOR ANYONE WHO WANTS TO UNDERSTAND THE INTERSECTION OF RACE AND POLICE BRUTALITY IN AMERICA." -CONGRESSMAN JOHN LEWIS During his 28-year career, Matthew Horace rose through the ranks from a police officer working the beat to a federal agent working criminal cases in some of the toughest communities in America to a highly decorated federal law enforcement executive managing high-profile investigations nationwide. Yet it was not until seven years into his service- when Horace found himself face down on the ground with a gun pointed at his head by a white fellow officer-that he fully understood the racism seething within America's police departments. Through gut-wrenching reportage, on-the-ground research, and personal accounts from interviews with police and government officials around the country, Horace presents an insider's examination of archaic police tactics. He dissects some of the nation's most highly publicized police shootings and communities to explain how these systems and tactics have hurt the people they serve, revealing the mistakes that have stoked racist policing, sky-high incarceration rates, and an epidemic of violence. "Horace's authority as an experienced officer, as well as his obvious integrity and courage, provides the book with a gravitas." -THE WASHINGTON POST "The Black and the Blue is an affirmation of the critical need for criminal justice reform, all the more urgent because it comes from an insider who respects his profession yet is willing to reveal its flaws." -USA TODAY
Blamed and Broken
The Mounties and the Death of Robert Dziekanski
Paperback ISBN: 1459742931
A few fleeting seconds, captured on video, led to a frustrating search for justice tainted by ego, bias, and a desire for vengeance. Images of Robert Dziekanski convulsing after being shocked by a Mountie
The Broken Circle
The True Story of Murder and Magic in Indian Country
Paperback ISBN: 1451613660
Recounts "The Chokecherry Massacre," in which three New Mexico high-school students were charged with the murder of two Navajo Indian men, causing a violent, racial street riot that prompted the governor to call out the National Guard. 20,000 first printing.
Called to Rise
The Power of Community in a Nation Divided
Paperback ISBN: 1524796565
The Dallas police chief who inspired a nation with his response to the killing of five of his officers shares his personal story and his faith in America’s potential to unite communities through a dedication to transparency and trust. “The real deal: a real Christian, a real man, a real leader.”—Whoopi Goldberg, The View “A front-row seat to the tension between law enforcement and minority residents nationwide.”—The Dallas Morning News On July 7, 2016, protesters marched in the streets of Dallas to demonstrate against the killings of unarmed black men by the police. As the peaceful event drew to a close, a sniper opened fire, targeting white cops and killing five of them. Into this charged situation stepped Dallas police chief David O. Brown, who, with a historic new tactical approach, quickly ended the gunman’s siege and calmed his community and the nation. In this powerful memoir, Chief Brown takes us behind the scenes of that tragedy and shares intimate moments from his early life: his childhood, in which he was raised by a single mom in a neighborhood poor in resources but rich in love and faith; his college years—cut short when he felt called to save his hometown from its descent into drug-related violence; and, as he moved up the ranks, a series of deeply personal tragedies. His first partner on the job was killed in the line of duty; his younger brother was murdered by drug dealers; and during Brown’s first month as chief of police, his mentally ill son was killed by a cop after taking two other lives. Called to Rise charts how, over his thirty-three-year career, Brown evolved from a “throw ’em in jail and let God sort ’em out” beat cop into a passionate advocate for community-oriented law enforcement, rising from crime scene investigator to S.W.A.T. team leader to the head of a municipal police department widely regarded as one of America’s finest. Now retired, “America’s chief” wants to bring his hard-earned knowledge of Dallas—emphasizing outreach, accountability, and inclusion—to help encourage unity in the nation’s hurting communities. Chief Brown believes that we have to band together to engage in the kind of dialogue that can lead to solutions. In place of complaining, we all have to take action—and one first great step is to tune in to what is being said. Called to Rise explores the keys to that dialogue—trust, transparency, and compassion—that have made Brown a leader on the front lines of social change in America.
Calling the Brands
Stock Detectives in the Wild West
Paperback ISBN: 1493030876
Calling the Brands tells the story of the, "range detectives," "stock detectives," and "inspectors," who usually worked completely alone, courageously capturing or killing livestock rustlers in order to assure the survivability of the ranchers. The detectives and inspectors had to be proficient in "calling the brands," which meant being able to read a brand and identify its owner. While most western lawmen's titles and many of them are familiar, less well known are the various titles and names of those who protected the cattle industry from being carted away lock, stock and barrel by the unscrupulous and who helped shaped the West as we know it.
Careers in Law Enforcement
Paperback ISBN: 148337906x
This guide outlines careers in law enforcement. It explains planning aspects, including self-assessment, setting goals, and issues in police work; jobs in local and state law enforcement, crime labs, victim services, other non-sworn positions, jails, corrections, federal law enforcement, private security and investigations, and as detention officers; and preparing portfolios, the interview, testing, and other job search aspects. Annotation
Cazando a El Chapo / Hunting el Chapo
La historia contada desde adentro por el agente de la ley estadounidense que capturó al narcotraficante más buscado del mundo
Spanish Paperback ISBN: 1418597791
La historia jamás contada del agente estadounidense que capturó al capo de la droga más buscado del mundo.Cada generación tiene su figura criminal exuberante que vive más allá del alcance de la ley: Jesse James, Billy the Kid, John Dillinger, Al Capone, John Gotti, Pablo Escobar. Pero por cada uno de estos criminales, hay un Wyatt Earp, Pat Garrett o Eliot Ness. Para Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera, más conocido como «El Chapo», el capo de la droga más notorio del siglo veintiuno, ese hombre es Cole Merrell, Agente Especial de la D.E.A.En una mezcla de procedimientos policíales clásicos y juegos de alta tecnología, desde la infiltración en el círculo íntimo del Chapo hasta la realización de una aterradora cacería humana con una brigada élite de agentes de la Marina Mexicana, en una cerrada carrera a través del cartel imponente, en busca del jefe del narcotráfico más poderoso del mundo, esta historia de suspenso relata cómo Merrell ascendió metódicamente la escalera dentro de la jerarquía del Cartel de Sinaloa--la organización narcotráfica más ricay más ponderosa del mundo.Una nueva versión de las clásicas aventuras del Oeste estadounidense, esta vez en un escenario internacional, sigue la tradicionales e inolvidables historias de suspenso de la persecución del gato y el ratón, llevando al lector a lo largo de los siete años de cacería en busca de uno de los criminales más escurridizos y sangrientos en un época llena de riesgos sin precedentes.
Chasing the Dragon
How to Win the War on Drugs
Hardcover ISBN: 1642930865
The death of his son to an opiate overdose fuels a celebrated DEA agent’s quest to win the War on Drugs. After a stellar twenty-three-year career with the Drug Enforcement Administration, Dan Addario’s own part fighting in the War on Drugs didn’t end. For good reason. Because in July of 1993, he lost his thirty-one-year-old son to a crisis that shows no signs of abating. With Chasing the Dragon, Addario becomes the highest-ranking DEA agent ever to pen a book that includes the sum total of his experiences investigating narcotics hotbeds across the globe. These events include a stint as DEA’s regional director for the entire continent of South America, followed by Addario’s tenure running drug interdiction efforts in the infamous Golden Triangle. After fighting on the front lines of the War on Drugs for his entire professional career, Addario believes he has found a formula for winning it. Remarkably, the fact that his prescription for success has been ignored by politicians and those charged with keeping the country safe has only further emboldened him to continue the fight. Part historical memoir, part advocacy document, and part exposé, this book follows Addario as he climbs the professional ladder on the front lines of the War on Drugs. In the wake of his son’s tragic death he’s dedicated his life to the cause, redoubling his efforts and refusing to quit until the tide is turned against a national adversity that claims more than one hundred American lives every day. Though the phrase commonly means “chasing the high” that heroin provides, Chasing the Dragon in Addario’s world is centered around hunting the monster that so defined, and ultimately upended, his own life. A monster no one else has ever been able to catch. Until now.