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Swat Madness and the Militarization of the American Police: A National Dilemma
by Jim Fisher
In the United States, military-style police enforcement is fast becoming the norm--even the smallest police departments now field costly SWAT units. While the fact that police forces have increased capabilities to deal with urgent or dangerous situations may seem positive, this type of aggressive response is problematic; court settlements regarding excessive SWAT raids ...more
Hardcover, 290 pages
Published September 2nd 2010 by Praeger
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I was surprised that there are not more books like this out there, considering the United States' gradual dismantling of the constitution under the guise of "safety." Fisher highlights the dangerous trend right now in America with the rise of militarized police forces. Also, the "war" on drugs and its effect on freedom in America. Radley Balko is another author to watch for with his new book coming out about this recent phenomenon of militarized police in the United States. Fisher's book is a ...more