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Paperback Stolen Lives Killed by Law Enforcement Book

ISBN: 0967513626

ISBN13: 9780967513621

Stolen Lives Killed by Law Enforcement

Stolen Lives documents over 2000 cases of people killed by law enforcement agents throughout the U.S. since 1990. Information includes the victims' names, ages, race/nationality, date killed,... This description may be from another edition of this product.


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Important to read this book.

Kaylyn Cotton-Dobie, 34, murdered by two Reno police officers on March 24, 1999. Kaylyn was my ex-husband's sister and I knew her very well - since she was a teenager. Facts about Kaylyn: she joined the military after high school with her boyfriend on the "buddy" system. They subsequently married and had a daughter. Her husband decided he didn't want to be married anymore and they divorced. Kaylyn was smart, funny, thoughtful, hardworking and a devoted mother. She was not a criminal, she was not violent and she was not suffering from a mental condition - she had an argument with one of her neighbors that was loud and the police were called. They shot her in the kitchen of her apartment, in front of her daughter. Point blank in the chest. What we believe happened is she made a sudden movement and the police shot her - the story given to the press was a cover up. The stab wounds to the police officers were supposedly superficial, not even requiring stitches...I don't believe for a second they received anything more than scratches, if that. When I tried to get answers from the Reno police they kept reading me the Department's Public Relations story. Kaylyn's MURDER is included in this book.

Great Resource

This book is an important resource that documents the rampant police brutality that exists in the United States. It's full of hard data and personal stories that you can't get anywhere else. It brings me to tears and gives me strenth to fight injustice everytime I read it.

very moving and important book

This book is a straightforward retelling of the stories of hundreds or thousands of people who have been killed by police in the United States. Many of those killed were nonresisting and unarmed. Many of them were children. The stories pile one after another, until the reader is moved to tears, and hopefully to action. I spent many days looking over these stories, learning about these lives lost--stolen--and it affected how I feel about the looming American police state.

Documenting an Epidemic

This book is an invaluable resource for anyone who is dedicated to fighting racism, class oppression, and oppression in general in the United States. While we must fight extreme acts of racist terror such as nazi attacks, we must dedicate great time into fighting institutionalized racism such as police abuse. We must question why cops get off for the majority of murders. Amadou Diallo is a recent example of an obvious and disgusting case of police abuse. 4 white cops shoot 41 bullets into an apartment vestibule at an unarmed Black man and get off! This is ridiculous! This book adds to and builds the growing fight against police brutality in this country. A must have if you care about those peoples whose voices and lives have been stolen by cops out of control. Also see Amnesty International's current report on US police brutality and

The Judas Syndrome

Peace Officer, a person emotionally sound with a desire to protect the weak from the more powerful and unjust people and to regulate the conduct of all people in order to level the playing field of life, utilizing the law fairly and equally.Stolen Lives brings together information, that by it's numbers should make everyone act not just think about the tally.In 1966, my first year in Law Enforcement as a beat cop, I worked with a senior patrolman who knew of a black couple living in an apartment in an exclusive white neighborhood. Each night he would drive by and put his spotlight in their window. After my last night under his training he told me why he was doing it.Later he shot a man under questionable circumstances, joined the fire department and retired. Last year 1999, he began a five year sentance for killing a petty theft suspect in a shopping mall parking lot as an ordinary citizen. Throughout my career I was aware of seven killings where men in blue ran up and down the stairs at PAB talking to the Chief of Detectives, District Attorney and most importantly the City Attorney before restructuring the final account of the killings. A thirteen year old boy playing with his friend running up the street ducking in and out of the shadows to hide when an enebriated off duty police detective fired his 44 magnum from his apartment porch hitting the boy in the head. While the child lay dying, the policeman took off with a friend and changed the barrel and firing pin on his gun and remained away on a fishing trip.A black IBM executive killed running away from a police officer who always talked about capping, dusting and popin people and who with great pride would show you the dryed blood on his patrol car hood from the early morning arrest.The seventeen year old shot in the back while wearing only a white t-shirt and levis and the officers coming to briefings throughout the day explaining their act while exhibiting their empty bullet belt loops like a western gunfighter.The officer fired and repeatedly rehired who, no matter how far away his beat was, would always end up across town on a "man with a gun call" and eventually be the officer who killed the violent suspect, over and over again even when he was an officer in L.A. and had been fired there.I could go on but the point is that as a civilian I watched as a mentally ill man on a roof was shot by an officer on the ground because he had a cork screw in his hand. Just before going on the roof his sargeant said "if he comes toward me cap him".In a Days Inn in Monterey California a kid was shot because he had a "stabbing instrument".I didn't see it that way.The book is asking you what happened and what is happening?At the end of my career I had never hit a person with a nightstick, shot anyone or physically harmed anyone and my Internal Affairs file was empty, yet I was a Viet Nam Veteran before becoming a police officer and was everywhere, Berkley, SRI, S.F. S
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