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From Rome to writs -- Soldiers in the streets -- A quick history of cops in America -- The 1960s: from root causes to brute force -- The 1970s: pinch and retreat -- The 1980s: us and them -- The 1990s: it's all about the numbers -- The 2000s: a whole new war -- Reform.
The last days of colonialism taught America's revolutionaries that soldiers in the streets bring conflict and tyranny. As a result, our country has generally worked to keep the military out of law enforcement. But according to investigative reporter Radley Balko, over the last several decades, America's cops have increasingly come to resemble ground troops. The consequences have been dire: the home is no longer a place of sanctuary, the Fourth Amendment has been gutted, and police today have been conditioned to see the citizens they serve as an other?an enemy.Today's armored-up po
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Print version: Balko, Radley. Rise of the warrior cop. New York : PublicAffairs,  9781610392112 (DLC) 2013009304 (OCoLC)811598826
9781610392129 (electronic bk.)
1610392124 (electronic bk.)
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