By Norm Stamper

Opening with a strong letter to former Tacoma police leader David Brame, who shot his estranged spouse sooner than turning the gun on himself, Norm Stamper introduces us to the violent, mystery global of family abuse that law enforcement officials must never purely navigate, yet which a few additionally perpetrate. Former leader of the Seattle police strength, Stamper is going directly to reveal a troubling tradition of racism, sexism, and homophobia that remains pervasive in the twenty-first-century strength; then he explores how such prejudices might be addressed. He unearths the risks and temptations that law enforcement officials face, describing in gripping element the split-second life-and-death judgements. Stamper attracts on classes realized to make robust arguments for drug decriminalization, abolition of the dying penalty, and significantly revised methods to prostitution and gun keep watch over. He deals penetrating insights into the "blue wall of silence," police undercover paintings, and what it potential to kill a guy. And, Stamper supplies his own account of the area alternate association debacle of 1999, while protests he was once in control of controlling grew to become violent within the streets of Seattle. Breaking Rank unearths Norm Stamper as a courageous guy, a pioneering public servant whose notable lifestyles has been devoted to the carrier of his community.

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