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By Marc La Mola

« Tel l'Empire romain, l'institution police va être détruite après avoir vu passer à sa tête bon nombre d'empereurs dont certains n'auraient pas mérité de porter le titre de César. Mais si l'empire a encore du mal à survivre, c'est bien sa garde prétorienne qui décline et qui ne peut fournir le carrier de qualité qui, pourtant, s'impose.
Ave César !
Cette police qui va mourir te salue ! »

Les récentes manifestations de policiers ont constitué un tournant dans l. a. prise en considération du métier de flic, et plus généralement de l'institution policière. Durcissement des stipulations de travail déjà éprouvantes, manque d'effectifs, horaires harassants conduisant à l'abandon du carrier de police dite de proximité… Témoin privilégié d'un métier qu'il a sans doute trop aimé, Marc los angeles Mola revient sur les raisons qui ont fait de cet organe institutionnel imperative à l. a. démocratie une company moribonde. Au terme d'un constat sans amertume mais lucide, il oriente sa réflexion vers l'avenir sans manquer d'interpeller les hautes situations à los angeles veille de l'élection présidentielle : quelle sera l. a. police de demain ? los angeles sécurité des Français sera-t-elle sacrifiée sur l'autel des targets personnelles d'une poignée de politiques ?

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By Lora-Marie Bernard

After Monroe Edwards died in Sing Sing criminal in 1847, penny dreadfuls memorialized him because the such a lot celebrated American forger until eventually the flip of the century. With a strange biography too advanced for simple historical past, his serious contributions to Texas cost, revolution and annexation have been inextricably mired in his actions as a slave smuggler and self belief guy. writer Lora-Marie Bernard unravels the unimaginable tale of 1 of the main infamous legal adventurers ever to set foot at the soil of the Lone famous person State.

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Download True Believer: Stalin's Last American Spy by Kati Marton PDF

By Kati Marton

“Relevant...fascinating...vividly reconstructed.” —The big apple instances e-book Review

“Riveting reading...a enthralling examine chilly struggle espionage.” —USA TODAY

This remarkable real-life undercover agent mystery, packed with chance, lost loyalties, betrayal, treachery, and natural evil, with a plot twist worthwhile of John le Carré, is proper this present day as a story of fanaticism and the lengths it takes us to.

True Believer unearths the lifetime of Noel box, an American who betrayed his nation and overwhelmed his kinfolk. box, as soon as a well-meaning and privileged American, spied for Stalin through the Nineteen Thirties and '40s. Then, a pawn in Stalin’s sinister grasp procedure, box used to be abducted and tortured by way of the KGB and compelled to testify opposed to his personal Communist comrades.

How does an Ivy League-educated, US country division worker, deeply rooted in American tradition and background, turn into a hardcore Stalinist? The Thirties, whilst Noel box joined the key underground of the foreign Communist stream, have been a time of nationwide cave in: ten million american citizens unemployed, rampant racism, retreat from the area simply as fascism used to be gaining floor, and Washington—pre FDR—parched of unpolluted rules. Communism promised the righting of social and political wrongs and lots of in Field’s iteration have been seduced through its siren track. Few, besides the fact that, went so far as Noel box in betraying their very own country.

With a reporter’s eye for aspect, and a historian’s grab of the cataclysmic occasions of the 20 th century, Kati Marton captures Field’s riveting quest for a lifetime of which means that went horribly improper. True Believer is supported by means of remarkable entry to box relations correspondence, Soviet mystery Police documents, and reporting on key avid gamers from Alger Hiss, CIA Director Allen Dulles, and international battle II undercover agent grasp, “Wild invoice” Donovan—to the main sinister of all: Josef Stalin. a narrative of all over again, it is a story appropriate for all times.

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Download Bernie Madoff and the Crisis: The Public Trial of Capitalism by Colleen P. Eren PDF

By Colleen P. Eren

Bernie Madoff's arrest couldn't have come at a extra darkly poetic second. monetary upheaval had plunged the USA right into a horrid recession. Then, on December eleven, 2008, Madoff's $65 billion Ponzi scheme got here to mild. A father became in through his sons; a son who took his personal lifestyles; one other son death and estranged from his father; a girl on the heart of a storm—Madoff's tale was once a media magnet, voraciously ate up by means of a justice-seeking public.
Bernie Madoff and the Crisis is going past basically investigative money owed to envision how and why Madoff grew to become the epicenter of public fury and titillation. Rooting her argument in serious sociology, Colleen P. Eren analyzes media insurance of this landmark case along unique interviews with dozens of newshounds and editors concerned with the reportage, the SEC Director of Public Affairs, and Bernie Madoff himself.
Turning the reflect again onto society, Eren locates Madoff inside a broader reckoning approximately unfastened industry capitalism. She argues that our ideological and cultural trends to characteristic blame to individuals—be they regulators, sufferers, or "monsters" like Madoff—distracts us from extra systemic opinions. Bernie Madoff and the Crisis bargains clean perception into the 2008 quandary, even if we now have come to phrases with it, and what we've got but to realize from the case of the century.

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In seinen „Erinnerungen eines Polizisten" stellt Heinrich J. Prinz einen Beruf vor, den er an sich als einen der schönsten bezeichnet. Nach der Pensionierung battle er jedoch auch froh, diese stressige, anstrengende Zeit hinter sich zu haben. Mit gemischten Gefühlen blickt er nun auf die Jahrzehnte bundesdeutscher Gesellschafts- und Kriminalitätsentwicklung zurück, in denen er nach anfänglichem wirtschaftlichen Aufschwung moralischen Niedergang und sittlichen Verfall, Straßengewalt und Terror, Sinnverlust und Orientierungslosigkeit, everlasting zunehmende Verbrechensfurcht und überproportional zunehmende Rauschgiftkriminalität konstatiert.

Ein spannender Blick hinter die Kulissen der Polizeiarbeit!

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"I CRIED, YOU did not LISTEN IS the main robust story OF HORROR in the partitions OF PENAL associations for the reason that 'PAPILLON.' THE TERRIFYING element IS THAT IT DESCRIBES AMERICA'S JUVENILE process" - Alden turbines, ARETE journal

"I CRIED, YOU did not LISTEN IS a robust INDICTMENT OF A method which may HAVE misplaced tune OF ITS PURPOSE."- Don Davis, THE SAN DIEGO UNION

An early Winner of the "Project Censored" Award of Excellence; I Cried, You did not Listen is a robust tale. it really is stunning, haunting and brutal. even though it is a unprecedented and priceless record, what's unparalleled isn't really Dwight Abbott's adventure, yet his readability and braveness in sharing that have. Dwight tells the traumatic story of a truly younger baby, first devoted to the care of the country as a result of family members tragedy and undesirable good fortune. as soon as institutionalized, he needs to learn how to stay in the merciless dynamics of a method that provides strength via violence and leaves kids on the mercy of predatory adults. he's continuously confronted with the necessity to make a choice from dehumanizing techniques: Be predator or be prey. Even in Dwight's description of racialist violence we see the influence that the social approach has had on him – cementing stereo-types and prejudices that turn into self-fulfilling prophesy. Dwight's account is terrifying. Upon analyzing it, one needs to realize that, confronted with the stark selection among victimizing one other and being a sufferer oneself, the morals and values that make experience in freedom fall away. Perpetrating violence seems to be because the best choice for self-preservation. this is often the basic dynamic at paintings in Dwight's institutional lifestyles. I Cried, You did not Listen indicates that, inside incarcerating associations, violence in all its varieties – sexual attack, cliques, crews, gangs, emotional abuse – is largely approximately energy and keep watch over either over and above one’s personal feel of self. -Books no longer Bars

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By Anthony Ray Hinton

'Both [Nelson Mandela and Ray Hinton] emerged from their incarceration with a profound ability to forgive...The solar Does Shine is fantastic and heartwarming' Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize laureate

Anthony Ray Hinton was once terrible and black while he used to be convicted of 2 murders he hadn't devoted. For the following 3 many years he used to be trapped in solitary confinement in a tiny phone on demise row, having to observe as - one after the other - his fellow prisoners have been taken earlier him to the execution room. finally his case used to be taken up by way of the award-winning attorney, Bryan Stevenson, who controlled to have him exonerated, even though it took 15 years for this to occur. considering the fact that his liberate, different high-profile supporters have incorporated Richard Branson, Mark Zuckerberg and Amal Clooney.

How did Hinton take care of the psychological and emotional torture of his scenario, and emerge choked with compassion and forgiveness? The solar Does Shine throws gentle not just on his notable character but in addition on social deprivation and miscarriages of justice. finally, although, it is a positive tale of the resilience of the human spirit.

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By Benny Calasanzio

«Alla nice di questo viaggio rimane un'unica, parziale verità, fatta di scelte errate, decisioni unilaterali, omissioni gravissime come risulta dalla lettura degli atti».

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Download To Catch a Cop: The Paul O'Sullivan Story by Marianne Thamm PDF

By Marianne Thamm

This ebook is an account of Paul O’Sullivan’s position in assisting not to merely nail South Africa’s strongest policeman, but in addition the world’s most sensible cop. it really is according to millions of pages of emails, statements, affidavits, letters, press reviews, court docket documents and transcripts in addition to interviews with O’Sullivan himself.

This model presents a standpoint from his viewpoint as a key participant within the saga. whereas O’Sullivan’s identify constantly seems to be in nearly each key breaking tale round the Selebi subject, his function, for no matter what cause, has been performed down.

The Jackie Selebi tale, and the satellite tv for pc narratives that orbited it, is a really impressive chronicle that calls for dedication and stamina to know totally. there's rather a lot aspect, a lot subterfuge, mendacity, dishonesty and cover-up by way of Selebi and his cronies that this can be very difficult and virtually very unlikely to pick one finished, linear thread.

The drama performed itself out in numerous layers and strata of South African society, occasionally concurrently and sometimes in an it seems that unrelated type. The characters that populate the saga, except Jackie Selebi, comprise the then president of the rustic, his political rival, myriad crooked, corrupt businessmen, a gallery of rotten, very senior rogue police officers, a phalanx of undercover intelligence operatives, two-bit employed weapons, scrap steel purchasers, drug and human traffickers, foreign felony syndicates and a forged of hundreds of thousands of common-or-garden-variety petty thugs and criminals.

“Sounds like a movie,” say so much of these who've requested approximately this project.

Yes, yet what's startling and stressful is this isn't any fairytale. these people who've turn into conversant in the commodification of crime as “entertainment” in renowned tv sequence have this have the desire to make feel of it by way of blurring fiction with chilling reality.

Paul O’Sullivan isn't any clever James Bond in a tuxedo, outfitted with distinctive gear, downing his martini surrounded by means of a bevy of girls. while facing criminals he might be abrasive, brusque and uncompromising. yet who wouldn’t be in an international that's populated with genuine thugs and hazardous killers, those who kill, maim and disrupt legislations and order and destabilise the rustic? those are sociopaths and psychopaths who don't care how a lot damage they reason as they cross approximately their “business”.

So, what drove or drives O’Sullivan?

Revenge? A thirst for justice?

It’s basic particularly. Paul O’Sullivan hates criminals and low-lifes like canine hate flies. His lengthy profession in overseas legislations enforcement has built him with the highbrow and actual instruments to house the main canny and violent of criminals. He enjoys searching them down and, just like the radioactive chunk that imbues Spiderman with distinct powers, criminals supply O’Sullivan with an power and a stamina that turns out to develop in share to the demanding situations they current him.

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