locking up our own

Book Title : Locking Up Our Own
Author : James Forman, Jr.
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release Date : 2018-08-30
Pages : 320
ISBN : 9780349143675
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction Longlisted for the National Book Award One of the New York Times Book Review's 10 Best Books of 2017 Former public defender James Forman, Jr. is a leading critic of mass incarceration and its disproportionate impact on people of colour. In Locking Up Our Own, he seeks to understand the war on crime that began in the 1970s and why it was supported by many African American leaders in the nation's urban centres. Forman shows us that the first substantial cohort of black mayors, judges and police chiefs took office amid a surge in crime and drug addiction. Many prominent black officials, including Washington, DC mayor Marion Barry and federal prosecutor Eric Holder, feared that the gains of the civil rights movement were being undermined by lawlessness - and thus embraced tough-on-crime measures, including longer sentences and aggressive police tactics. In the face of skyrocketing murder rates and the proliferation of open-air drug markets, they believed they had no choice. But the policies they adopted would have devastating consequences for residents of poor black neighbourhoods. A former public defender, Forman tells riveting stories of politicians, community activists, police officers, defendants and crime victims. He writes with compassion about individuals trapped in terrible dilemmas - from the men and women he represented in court to officials struggling to respond to a public safety emergency. Locking Up Our Own enriches our understanding of why American society became so punitive and offers important lessons to anyone concerned about the future of race and the criminal justice system.

Book Title : Badges without Borders
Author : Stuart Schrader
Publisher : University of California Press
Release Date : 2019-10-15
Pages : 416
ISBN : 9780520295612
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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From the Cold War through today, the U.S. has quietly assisted dozens of regimes around the world in suppressing civil unrest and securing the conditions for the smooth operation of capitalism. Casting a new light on American empire, Badges Without Borders shows, for the first time, that the very same people charged with global counterinsurgency also militarized American policing at home. In this groundbreaking exposé, Stuart Schrader shows how the United States projected imperial power overseas through police training and technical assistance—and how this effort reverberated to shape the policing of city streets at home. Examining diverse records, from recently declassified national security and intelligence materials to police textbooks and professional magazines, Schrader reveals how U.S. police leaders envisioned the beat to be as wide as the globe and worked to put everyday policing at the core of the Cold War project of counterinsurgency. A “smoking gun” book, Badges without Borders offers a new account of the War on Crime, “law and order” politics, and global counterinsurgency, revealing the connections between foreign and domestic racial control.

Book Title : A High End Finish
Author : Kate Carlisle
Publisher : Penguin
Release Date : 2014-11-04
Pages : 336
ISBN : 9780698153899
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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THE FIRST NOVEL IN THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING FIXER-UPPER MYSTERY SERIES! Don't miss the Hallmark Movies & Mystery Originals starring Jewel, based on the Fixer-Upper Mystery series! In the seaside town of Lighthouse Cove in northern California, everyone knows the best man for the job is actually a woman—contractor Shannon Hammer. But while her home-renovation and repair business is booming, her love life needs work. On a blind date with real estate agent Jerry Saxton, Shannon has to whip out a pair of pliers to keep Jerry from getting too hands on. She's happy to put her rotten date behind her, but when Jerry’s found dead in a run-down Victorian home that she’s been hired to restore, the town’s attractive new police chief suspects that her threats may have laid the foundation for murder. Determined to clear her name, Shannon conducts her own investigation—with the help of her four best friends, her eccentric father, a nosy neighbor or two, and a handsome crime writer who’s just moved to town. But as they get closer to prying out the murderer’s identity, Shannon is viciously attacked. Now she’ll have to nail down the truth—or end up in permanent foreclosure...

Book Title : The Intelligent Web
Author : Gautam Shroff
Publisher : OUP Oxford
Release Date : 2013-11-28
Pages : 320
ISBN : 9780191664625
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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As we use the Web for social networking, shopping, and news, we leave a personal trail. These days, linger over a Web page selling lamps, and they will turn up at the advertising margins as you move around the Internet, reminding you, tempting you to make that purchase. Search engines such as Google can now look deep into the data on the Web to pull out instances of the words you are looking for. And there are pages that collect and assess information to give you a snapshot of changing political opinion. These are just basic examples of the growth of "Web intelligence", as increasingly sophisticated algorithms operate on the vast and growing amount of data on the Web, sifting, selecting, comparing, aggregating, correcting; following simple but powerful rules to decide what matters. While original optimism for Artificial Intelligence declined, this new kind of machine intelligence is emerging as the Web grows ever larger and more interconnected. Gautam Shroff takes us on a journey through the computer science of search, natural language, text mining, machine learning, swarm computing, and semantic reasoning, from Watson to self-driving cars. This machine intelligence may even mimic at a basic level what happens in the brain.

Book Title : Dead Beat Dad A Dead Man Walking
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Publisher : Eddie Clark
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Book Title : Locking Up the Evil Twin
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Publisher :
Release Date : 2005
Pages : 71
ISBN : UCR:31210021365216
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Book Title : Seneca s Morals
Author : Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Publisher :
Release Date : 1834
Pages : 359
ISBN : HARVARD:32044055083661
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Book Title : The Metropolitan
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Publisher :
Release Date : 1837
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ISBN : OXFORD:555023666
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Book Title : Myths and Legends of Our Own Land
Author : Charles M. Skinner
Publisher : The Floating Press
Release Date : 2014-02-01
Pages : 593
ISBN : 9781776530298
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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When one thinks of classic fairy tales and folklore, it's usually the enchanted forests of Europe that spring to mind. But in Charles M. Skinner's Myths and Legends of Our Own Land, the author proves that scrappy upstart America is an equally rich source of myths and legends. This engaging volume brings together dozens of old favorites and more obscure tales, as well.

Book Title : Myths And Legends Of Our Own Land v6
Author : Charles M. Skinner
Publisher : Library of Alexandria
Release Date : 2006
Pages : 388
ISBN : 9781613108734
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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