Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces

One of Gizmodo’s Best Books of 2013Sarah Stillman, NewYorker.com”A fascinating and at times wrenching new book.”The Economist”Mr Balko manages to avoid the clichés of both right and left, and provokes genuine outrage at the misuse of state power in its most brutal and unaccountable form: heavily armed police raiding the homes of unarmed, non-violent suspects on the flimsiest of pretexts, and behaving more like an occupying army in hostile territory than guardians of public safety.

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