By Gerry Spence

ISBN-10: 1250073456

ISBN-13: 9781250073457

ISBN-10: 1250106532

ISBN-13: 9781250106537

ISBN-10: 1427273111

ISBN-13: 9781427273116

How does the United States, based at the promise of freedom for all, locate itself poised to turn into a police state?

In Police State, mythical "country legal professional" Gerry Spence finds the unnerving fact of our felony justice procedure. In his greater than sixty years within the court, Spence hasn't ever represented an individual charged with a criminal offense during which the police hadn't themselves violated the legislation. no matter if via hiding, tampering with, or production proof; by means of gratuitous violence or even homicide, those people who are charged with upholding the legislation too frequently holiday it. Spence issues to the explosion of brutality top as much as the homicide of Freddie grey in Baltimore, insisting that this is often how it has continually been: law enforcement officials break out with homicide. Nothing alterations.

Police kingdom narrates the surprising account of the Madrid teach bombings -how the FBI accused an blameless guy of treasonous acts they knew he hadn't dedicated. It info the rampant racism inside Chicago's police division, which landed teen Dennis Williams on demise row. It unveils the intentionally coercive efforts of 2 police officers to extract a fake homicide confession from apprehensive and mentally fragile Albert Hancock, in addition to different appalling facts from 8 of Spence's most famed cases.

We all are looking to believe secure. yet how will we be secure while the very police we pay to guard us as a substitute kill us, maim us, and falsify proof opposed to us. will we settle for the argument that law enforcement officials may well sometimes overstep their barriers, yet in simple terms whilst dealing with to blame criminals and not with us? do we anticipate them to enquire and prosecute themselves whilst confronted with allegations of misconduct? do we think that they're appearing for our personal solid? Too many blameless are convicted; too many are wrongly finished. the fee has develop into too excessive for a loose humans to bear.

In Police nation, Spence concerns a stinging indictment of the yankee justice method. Demonstrating that the best way we choose and educate our police promises deadly abuses of justice, he additionally prescribes a tough remedy that stands to revive America's promise of liberty and justice for all.

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