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When They Come for You: How Police and Government Are Trampling Our Liberties - and How to Take Them Back

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A revealing book about how government, law enforcement, and bureaucratic interests are seizing our property, our children, our savings, and our fundamental American rights—and how to fight back.

Liberty and justice for all is the bedrock of American democracy, but has America betrayed our founders’ vision for the nation? In When They Come For You, New York Times
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Published October 29th 2019 by Macmillan Audio
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Jeanette
No rating, it's a DNF and quite earlier than most. His definitions are both realistically and pragmatically faulty. I couldn't begin to give this hodge podge more than 2 stars regardless. Because he doesn't seem to understand either law or the Constitution as it is, has been and within laws of each century -how that is applied. And not only to just citizens vs non-citizens either.

And worst of all posits from the get-go he states repeatedly that he is a Leftist who is anti-government "powers".
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WHEN THEY COME FOR YOU is a terrifying, yet hopeful look at what is going on currently in the United States.

Initially, readers may think the author is a Conspiracy Theorist, but will quickly discover that author David Kirby has definitely done his homework for this book.

WHEN THEY COME FOR YOU is incredibly well researched and every American needs to read it. If you thought you knew what the government and other large corporations are up to, you would be Dead-Wrong.

Although the discoveries he
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Angela
Aug 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This isn't your crazy uncle's conspiracy theory book. Incredibly well researched, written, and horrifying, this book rips the lid off any amount of rose colored glasses you might have been wearing re: our government and the cops in this country, among many other interesting topics, including civil forfeiture, vaccines, and researched backed data. It gets a bit dry in places and I think it could have been substantially edited to reduce the length of it, make it more palatable for every day ...more
David Kirby
Aug 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
STARRED REVIEW - "Booklist" is the review publication of the American Library Association. It is one of the three big book review journals, and librarians at 117,000 US libraries rely on it when ordering titles. They gave "When They Come For You" a starred review, which “recognizes books of outstanding quality, and is one of the most prestigious designations in the book industry.” @ALA_Booklist

I can’t share the whole thing until the review is published on 9/15, but here are some highlights:

In
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Jen
Sep 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you don't think that you need to read this book, then you aren't paying attention. It's not a conspiracy theory book or some prepper manifesto. It is a study of actual events that have happened in the US in recent history. Well written, well researched, I've got nothing bad to say except that I wish it wasn't right or needed.
mary
Dec 19, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
In very sorry I bought this wasted money

That will teach me not to spend money on a book without at least checking out the sample. All I read was the preface. Author doesn't seem to understand the constitution . Muslims and illegals do not have rights under our constitution
Angela
Nov 06, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The assumptions this author makes are faulty at best, and outright lies at worst. He demonizes anyone he doesn’t agree with politically and his conclusions are tidy and unrealistic, Painting with a broad brush, he leaves us feeling duped.
Ousa
Dec 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book made me laugh and cry, made me angry as hell and scared me shitless. Most of all, it made me think. I’m still thinking about ways to apply what I’ve learned to my own life.
If you’re interested in learning more about law, gaining a deeper insight regarding the risk to our liberties, give this compelling work a read.
I only hope Mr. Kirby will continue to share some of the many untold stories via a blog or podcast.
P.e. lolo
Nov 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: politics
These are not stories of conspiracies or ones that are far fetched, but ones that are real and taken from everyday life and court cases. For people to believe that none of these could happen to them or their children would be a shame. I really would have liked the author to have looked at the Patriot Act more, for I don’t think people really know how all of our rights can be taken away because of that Act. He did show one case about the government looking at someone’s library account but when ...more
Jeff
May 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well Written. Flawed in Spots. Didn't Live Up To Potential. This book was solid in a journalistic sense - it has quite a bibliography at the end, though it went a bit editorial at times. Does a good job of showing some of the numerous ways the US government at every level works to deny the rights of its citizens, and mostly does a good job of balancing criticism between "both" "major" US political parties. Cites the dramatically undercounted Washington Post numbers when making claims of how many ...more
Shannan Harper
Nov 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Although little scary that things like this happens, I felt this was a very informative and well read book.

I received a copy of this book from netgalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own
Hana Correa
Dec 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book definitely falls into the elite category of must read/ need to know information. This is a terrifying look at the role of government overreach and the infringement of our constitutional rights. What many of us take for granted, corrupt government officials work studiously to take away. Both comprehensive and exhaustively researched, this fact based novel brings forward both well documented instances of civil rights infringements, as well as, less known cases. Regardless if they are ...more
Connie
Jan 21, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
From homes that were seized because the children of unsuspecting parents were selling drugs under their roof, to people who have gotten in trouble with the law for what they have said, I found many of these stories to be startling. I did not have any idea of the lack of protection offered to ordinary citizens. One of the most surprising things was that someone driving on a road could be pulled over and their money taken from them while being accused of having drug money when in fact the cash ...more
Brenda Miller
Enlightening reality of today's governmental overreach and the detrimental results to many Americans. Could have done without the Trump hate speech. The book would still have been worth reading but author was clearly anti-government regardless of which party is at the helm.
Mlserna
Really interesting to read what has happened to people.
Pretty horrifying to learn.
Steven
Hope lots of people read this.
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